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Scones ( 8 scones) 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled) (Need to flour board, too); 6 tblspn granu- lated sugar; 1 tblspn fresh lemon zest; 2 ½ tspns baking powder; ½ tsp salt; ½ cup heavy cream (need 2 tblspn for brushing); 1 large egg; 1 ½ tspns pure vanilla extract; 1 heaping cup fresh blueberries (far better than frozen). For topping: coarse sugar.

Lemon Icing 1

cup confectioner’s sugar; 3 tblspn fresh lemon juice

Directions: Whisk flour, sugar, lemon zest, baking pow- der, salt together. Using a box grater, grate fro- zen butter. Add to flour mixture. Combine with pastry cutter, or with fingers, until mix looks like pea-sized crumbs. Put into fridge or freezer until wet ingredients are mixed.

Whisk ½ cup heavy cream, egg, vanilla in small bowl. Drizzle over flour mixture. Add blue- berries. Mix all together. Pour onto floured board. Work dough (with floured hands) into a ball. Dough should be sticky. If too sticky, add a bit of flour; if too dry, add a bit of cream. Press in

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an 8 inch disc shape. With a sharp knife or bench scraper, cut into 8 wedges. Brush scones with remaining cream. Sprinkle with coarse sugar. Best to place scones on lined baking sheet to rest in fridge for at least 15 minutes. Essential to start with very cold scone dough. Pre-heat oven to 400F degrees. Bake for about 22- 25 minutes, until golden brown. Remove and let cool for several min- utes before topping with lemon icing. Then drizzle icing over warm scones. If any leftover: they keep well at room temp for 2 days, in a fridge for about 5 days. ~ Bon Appetit!

“May the 4th be with you…” ~ Stay safe and well~ Ellie

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have been selected by Sonoma Clean Power as one of its two recipients of the 2020 Spirit of En- trepreneurship Awards. I am thrilled that Sonoma Clean Power has recog- nized my novel venture, Humane Plate, for


sustainability and social equity elements, as well as its focus on boost- ing the local economy

learning & craft activi- ties: In between the on- line together time, Ex- plorers will have fun with the specially-designed activities, employing the materials in their Natu- ralist Backpacks. Dates: July 6-10, 2020 & July 13-17, 2020.

in Sonoma County. Hu- mane Plate will also be able to respond to food supply chain shortages caused by closures in animal agriculture due to COVID-19,” said Fried- man.

In addition to the an-

nual “Spirit of Entrepre- neurship” Grant, SCP continues to grow an en- dowment with the Santa

Laguna Explorers For more information,


Or contact Christine Fontaine, Director of Education, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation 707.527.9277 x 102

“Air, I should explain, becomes wind when it is agitated.” ~ Lucretius

Rosa Junior College Foundation. The endow- ment is meant to ensure that even during peri- ods of economic uncer- tainty, the program will continue to receive the financial support nec- essary to promote an ongoing, locally grown workforce that is dedi- cated to incorporating sustainable practices.

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