Author Archives: Coreen

DVD Recommendations for January

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Dukhtar: In the mountains of Pakistan, a mother and her ten-year-old daughter flee their home on the eve of the girl’s marriage to a tribal leader. A deadly hunt for them begins.
 

 

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Maudie: An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.
 
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 Atomic Blond: An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.
 
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Mediterranea: Two men make the dangerous journey from Africa to Italy for a better life, but then face hostility and violence in this shocking look at the life-and-death struggle of refugees.

Paper Cup Charges

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Starting on Wednesday, January 3, the Co-op will charge for paper cups used for coffee and espresso drinks.  This extra 25-cent charge will apply to all three cup sizes in both the cafe and the store.
 
We encourage our members to use our ceramic cups (while the cafe is open) or to bring their own cups.  If you are using one of our ceramic cups, then we’ll waive the 25-cent charge.  And, if you bring your own cup or mug (that you bring from home and we don’t have to wash), then we give an extra 25-cent discount off the retail price of the drink.
 
We are charging for the paper cups to decrease waste and bring awareness to the issue: the number of disposable coffee cups going into the garbage is staggering and research shows that a cup charge is one of the most effective ways to reduce that waste.
 
As always, we welcome your input.  Send me a message if you have comments.

Dream Cuisine Dinners

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The Dream Cuisine dinner series is back!  The first dinner is Thursday, January 25, and hosted by the Co-op Board of Directors as a fund-raiser for courtyard improvements.

The meal will include an appetizer, main course, and dessert for $33 plus tax (gratuities not included), and you can expect a fine pairing of wine and/or beer tailored to the menu.  Look for the menu to be published in the first week of January!

More dinners will follow every 3 weeks on Thursdays until the end of May!  Expect the finest meals from some of Cortes’ finest chefs, including Amy Bockner, Valerie Wernet, Carly Mersereau, Lucy Robinson, Yifan Li, and Xuan Ly-Betz!

Open Mic: January 20th

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Bring your passion for creativity and performance to the stage! Musicians, poets, storytellers, and troubadors ― the friendliest audience is found at the Co-op Cafe’s Open Mic nights.

Love entertainment? Have some stage fright? Don’t worry! Just sit back and enjoy the show.

Doors open at 6:45pm, and the mic opens at 7pm. Admission is FREE!

Pizza Nights: January 5th and 19th

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Order by 3pm each Friday by calling the Co-op Cafe at -6505. Pizzas can be picked up between 5:30 and 7:00pm that day.

● Cheese: mozzarella, feta & cheddar
● Vegetarian: spinach, caramelized onion, roasted pepper, zucchini, olives, feta & mozzarella
● Hawaiian: ham, bacon, mushroom, caramelized onion, pineapple & mozzarella
● Meat: sausage, bacon, pepperoni, ham, caramelized onion & mozzarella
● Supreme: sausage, bacon, caramelized onions, roasted pepper, mushroom, spinach & bacon

Gluten-free pizza crusts only $2 more.

Holiday Cafe Hours

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Wednesday, December 20:  9am – 3pm
Friday, December 22:  9am – 3pm
Monday, December 25: Closed
Wednesday, December 27:  9am – 3pm
Friday, December 29:  9am – 3pm
Monday, January 1: Closed
Wednesday, January 3:  9am – 3pm

January: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 9am – 3pm

Holiday Store Hours

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Sunday, December 24:  9am – 3pm
Monday, December 25:  Closed
Tuesday, December 26:  12pm – 6pm
Wednesday December 27:  9am – 7pm
Thursday, December 28:  9am – 7pm
Friday, December 29:  9am – 7pm
Saturday, December 30:  9am – 7pm
Sunday, December 31:  9am – 3pm
Monday, January 1:  Closed
Tuesday, January 2: 9am – 7pm

Pizza Nights: Dec. 8th & 22nd

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Order by 3pm each Friday by calling the Co-op Cafe at -6505. Pizzas can be picked up between 5:30 and 7:00pm that day.

● Cheese: feta, mozzarella, & Parmesan
● Vegetarian: spinach, caramelized onion, red pepper, olives, feta, & mozzarella
● Hawaiian: mozzarella, ham, & pineapple
● Meat: mozzarella, caramelized onions, sausage, & bacon
● Supreme: sausage, caramelized onions, sauteed peppers, mushrooms, spinach, & bacon (pesto sauce alternative)

Gluten-free pizza crusts only $2 more.

Open Mic: November 18th

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Bring your passion for creativity and performance to the stage! Musicians, poets, storytellers, and troubadors ― the friendliest audience is found at the Co-op Cafe’s Open Mic nights.

Love entertainment? Have some stage fright? Don’t worry! Just sit back and enjoy the show.

Doors open at 6:45pm, and the mic opens at 7pm. Admission is FREE!

A SEAFOOD EXTRAVAGANZA!

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Co-op Cafe Deluxe Dream Cuisine Dinner
THE MERMAID’S FEAST
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Thursday, November 16th
5:30 or 7:30pm
$33/adult, $20/kids
Reservations required.
Drop by the Co-op to book before Wednesday, November 15th

We’re delighted to host Chef Sujon as she prepares a delectable menu for your enjoyment, featuring local bounty from the sea: The Mermaids’ Feast!

Menu — Tapas Style

Starter

Garlic & soya seaweed soup

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Main

Drunken mussels with white wine & red onions, with garlic butter bread
Miso chili baked oysters
Clam, rice & kelp stuffed squid
Candied salmon salad with higiki

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Dessert

Agar fruit & red bean on shaved ice

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Sujon’s passion for real homegrown/made food springs from her Korean family background: her father, the Northern (of beans and potato); her mother, the Southern-raised (of rice and seafood); and her matriarch grandmother and her missionary influences of baking and noodle making. Making taffy from sugar beets, vats of fish sauce and herbal tonics were part and parcel to building her faith in patience, self-reliance and creative ingenuity.   

With the  Mermaids’ Feast, Sujon brings together the love and respect for her heritage, her cultural manifestation(s) and aspirations celebrating with family and friends. She hopes to share her years as an organic gardener, shellfish farmer and cultural “mis-appropriator,”  cultivating, creating and celebrating food that nurtures well-being and inspires deeper connections with our physical world: the integrity of land and ocean,  the beautiful treasures of Cortes Island, our home.