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Bouzies Bakery shifts focus

Bouzies Bakery on Spokane’s South Hill is ending its wholesale accounts Friday to focus on in-restaurant retail.

“We want people to come to Luna,” said new owner Aaron DeLis, who plans to install a bigger bread rack in the restaurant’s entry way.

The bakeshop, tucked into a former residence behind Luna at 57th Avenue and Perry Street, will continue to bake for the restaurant as well as Rusty Moose, also owned by DeLis. He and his parents, Frank and Julie DeLis, and fiancée Hannah Heber, bought Luna and Bouzies in January from Marcia and William Bond, who opened the restaurant in 1992.

Huckleberry’s had been the bakery’s largest wholesale account, said DeLis, who also plans to stop selling baked goods at local farmers markets in August. Bouzies had been selling bakery items at Thursday Market in the South Perry District and the Liberty Lake and Spokane farmers markets.

Eventually, its name will change, too. “We want it to be Luna bread,” DeLis said.

Long on Shortbread and Scottish Tradition

The annual Ruth Schudel Memorial Shortbread Contest will be held during the Spokane Highland Games on Saturday.

First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded in two categories: traditional and flavored. The top winner gets $30. Second-place wins $20. Third takes $10. Entries must be delivered before 1 p.m. Judging begins at 3 p.m.

The fest runs from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center at Broadway Avenue and Havana Street in Spokane Valley. Admission costs $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and youth, and $5 for children.

For more information, including entry forms, visit www.spokane highlandgames.org.

The Ball jar

Jarden Home Brands, maker of Ball home canning products, including Ball jars, have released the 37th edition of the Ball Blue Book “Guide to Preserving.”

With more than 500 recipes, the 2015 release is the largest update since the first edition in 1909. The book is 56 percent bigger than the previous edition and includes 75 new recipes and photo-illustrated step-by-step guides. Look inside today’s Food section for a couple of recipes from the new Ball book.

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