Monday, December 24, 2007
The darkest of our winter days have been brightened up by some serious snowfall and an amazing full moon! The snow has not put much of a damper on business, but it did put a little wrench in our celebrating...we posponed our own holiday gathering here at the bakery because of bad roads and high winds. we are all working so hard it may have been more of a relief! Everyone loves a good snow day...it looks like we ARE HAVING A SNOW WEEK! We are closed on Christmas and New Years Day but the rest of the time we'll be here, keeping the oven fires burning and ready to make you a warm espresso! Happy Holidays to all!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
This little band visits us on Mondays with their parents...They are always interested in what Tim, the baker, is up to...this week they were treated to an impromptu cookie decorating session! They even got to do some of the sprinkling and boy, were they excited! The Maple butter cookies were extra special, thanks to their magic touch!
Monday, December 10, 2007
The Holiday Train has left the station and is well on her way to ...what was it again? Oh Yeah...Cookie Nirvana! We are in full swing here, especially now that Nutcracker is over and my full attention can be focused on helping drive this train! We catered our first party of the season yesterday, and these next two weekends are lining up to be very festive! Come and check out Barb Wyatts paintings if your looking for a unique and, dare I say, Colorful gift, her prices are very affordable! We have lots of new T-Shirts in as well as a new batch of hand made mugs by our friend Ruby Haigh at Jars of Clay...Childrens books by Marguarida Kondak and hand printed cards by the kids at Otter Beach, Whew ! I told you we were on a roll!
Friday, December 7, 2007
"There can be no genius without some touch of madness" -Aristotle
Sharon has returned from her trip with her usual zest for work...now that the refridgerators are all reorganized, we can get down to the tasks at hand. We are stll wrapped up in the cookie craze, which seems to be hitting it's stride, just in time for Party Catering to be added to the mix! I'm o board for the most part but there are a few important things to tend to first. Here's what's on my agenda for the next 3 days...Today, Friday, will be spent in the kitchen replenishing cookies, finishing cheesecakes for the Homestead Restaurant, cooking chickens for the potluck backstage at tonight's performance of the Nutcracker(set up is at 4:30)...then racing back to the bakery to set-up snacks and get ready for our first friday opening of Barbara Wyatt's paintings. The show is called 'Looking Out' and is a colorful delightful collection of smaller canvases...very giftable! The opening runs from 5-7 pm. After that I'm back at the auditorium to help with makeup and costume changes and to clean up the potluck table. Saturday is the final show. The bakery is feeding the performers this day with creamy Tomato Basil Soup and Rockfish Curry Chowder and Pizza! After cleanup backstage it's off to the cast party for ribs and a big ole CAKE! Whew!
Sunday officially begins PARTY CATER 2007...! I'll be in the kitchen with Kate, Ben and Morgan, wrapping borekas and rolling gorganzola grapes. Luckily, it's just one party (for one of our favorite customers)...next weekend is shaping up to be a wild one...