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Important Charity Poker Tournament

Important Charity Poker Tournament
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Jesse Bluma at Pointe Viven will have a cookie basket up for grabs at the FVC Charity Poker Tournament, October 2.

"The tournament benefits Autism Charities, Junior All American Football, FV Little League, FV American Cancer Society - Relay for Life, FV Community Foundation, Miss Deeds, CHOC Hospital, Pugs 'N Pals, FV Pony Baseball, HB Elks Club, FVHS Alumni Group, FVHS Grad Night, FVHS Girls Volleyball, FVHS Girls Basketball, FVHS Boys Basketball, FVHS Baseball, FVHS Cross Country/Track and Field, FVHS Field Hockey, FVHS Royal Regiment, FVHS PTSA and FVHS - Football."

No Limit Texas Hold'em

Click to register for the charity poker tournament.

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The California Desert: Photo Collection by Jesse Bluma at Pointe Viven

The California Desert

Spanish explorer and governor of New Mexico, Juan Bautista de Anza, traversed south through the Coachella Valley and Los Coyotes Canyon in search of a land during the late 1700s.  In 1963, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway was completed to take passengers from the lower elevation of the Coachella Valley to the top of San Jacinto Peak.  In 1992, the first Indio International Tamale Festival began.  

This photo collection is of my recent trip to Palm Springs and the surrounding area.

All-terrain vehicle riding (ATV) off Highway 111 above.

The Kaufmann House

King's Highway Hotel

Sonny Bono- record producersingeractor, and politician.  Bono entered politics after experiencing great frustration with local government bureaucracy in trying to open a restaurant in Palm Springs, California.  Bono earned the Republican nomination and was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1994.  

The Riviera Resort

Shields Date Garden.  Order their date shakes and ice cream:

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The Top Six Cookie Countries

The Top Six Cookie Countries
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This bubble chart is a savvy look at the Jesse Bluma at Pointe Viven audience.

It is excellent that people from around the world are visiting this site to get useful information, such as cookery tips, to engage in a sharing community, and to learn about culture.  In addition to getting news about their favorite gourmet cookies.

Web traffic is shown in percentages by the six circles from August 30 through September 7.

For those geeks out there asking...a bubble chart uses numeric values to show differences in magnitude.

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Deserves a Cookie - Warrior's Wish

"24 year old bartender Mark Klodzinski will be burning through some sneakers this coming spring as he sets out to walk over 4,000 across the United States. He hopes to raise $1,000,000.00 for Warrior's Wish Foundation and bring awareness to US Troops coming home with serious injuries from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mark plans to begin his journey from Ellicottville, NY, wear he works as a bartender at the Birdwalk restaurant, and walk to Washington, D.C.. From the Nation's Capitol he will head south to St. Petersburg, Fl where he will visit the largest American Legion post in the world. He will make his way north-west through Colorado, Utah and Oregon; finally ending up in California where he will make his way down the coast." (  Please visit to discover how you can help.  

A dynamic way to show your appreciation to a soldier or sailor is to order them cookies from Pointe Viven.

Pointe Viven: Amazing Fruit Pie Wontons

Homemade preserve from my friend Tammy

Vanilla bean paste from my friend Sara

These individual size pies are a perfect dessert.  A lot more nutritious and vegan than many other pies you could make or buy.  These goodies are crispy, sweet, gooey, and make the most of seasonal fruit.  Print the recipe and bake some up tonight!

Amazing Fruit Pie Wontons
by Jesse Bluma


1 wonton wrapper per person
5 blueberries per wonton wrapper (organic)
Homemade apricot and nectarine preserve (a quality-organic store bought version will work)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste


Preheat oven to 400 F.
 Spray cookie sheet lightly with baking spray.
Gently mix vanilla bean paste with preserve.
Moisten edges of the wonton wrapper with water, less is more.  
Place a tablespoon of preserve in the center of the wonton wrapper with five blueberries and fold in half, into triangle shape.  Press edges to seal.


Place the filled wontons on cookie sheet, middle rack, bake for 10 minutes.   Turn them over and bake for another 10 minutes, until lightly brown on each side.  Remove them to a wire rack to cool.  
Serve these pies on a dessert bar with Pointe Viven Cookies.  Click to order your cookies.


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