If you can find your way through the fog, we have a real treat for you today.
I made Sourdough Bowls & Raj is making Chilli.
What a great way to start the week!
“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.”
― A.A. Milne
18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956
January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947
One of the many local restaurants that we bake for is The Tudor Ale House in Surrey. Legend has it that Al Capone’s gang smuggled booze across the border through the basement in The Tudor Inn and the gang often enjoyed a few pints at the bar.
Sheana & I were having dinner there earlier this week and (Head Cook) Andy was telling us about some of the ghosts that have been seen there as well. I love ghost stories!
What does this have to do with todays specials? hmmmmm I bet Mr. Capone would have enjoyed our Borscht!
Happy Birthday Al!
White Rock had a very light dusting of snow last night.
Seriously, it was like this much…
Hopefully, it won’t be enough to keep everyone at home today.
We’ll have our Banananana Loaf for you to try.
You can save 10% on any Sandwich made with Hovis Bread.
And Raj will have a tasty bowl of Soup to warm you up!
Oh, and in other news, Sheana’s baby-boy-child turns 24 today.
The next time you get the gift of an extra doughnut added to your dozen, thank crooked 13th-century bakers for the bonus treat.
In the 1260s, British breadmakers were notorious for shorting customers with skimpy loaves.
King Henry III was so irked by the problem that he implemented a new law to standardize the weight of a loaf—selling puny loaves could result in beatings or jail time.
Since bakers wanted to stay on the right side of the law, one common trick was to give 13 loaves to any customer buying a dozen.
Even if the loaves were light, the extra would cover the shortfall.
It was an easy fix for bakers, and since low-carb diets were still seven centuries away, customers rejoiced.
The kids came over for dinner last night and the thing that the Gr’baby really wanted to do was ‘brush her teeth with Grandpa’. Who knew that was a special ‘thing’?
Donna’s Borscht is also a special ‘thing’. Seriously, you’ll need to get there early or you’ll be disappointed.
I usually only make Marble Rye on Fridays, but we had an order for it so I made extra for todays Sandwich Special.
And we’ll be sampling Pakora, our most popular ‘import’ item today.
Ernie would be so jealous of this collection of ducky’s!
Back in the day when ‘low-carb’ diets were all the rage, we made a 9.5 carb bread (made with whole wheat and soya flours). But when that particular diet fell out of fashion so did that particular bread and now we only make it for special orders.
We had such an order for today and I made a few extra loaves to use for our sandwich special.
We also have a Chicken Meatball Sub (who knew chickens had balls?) and Eccles Cakes to tempt you!
So how was your NYE?
Ours was nice enough, but at midnight Sheana was snoring and I was trying to convince Simply Accounting to let me write pay cheques in 2013 for a pay period that ended in 2012. It doesn’t get much more exciting than that.
This picture reminded me that we missed out on our NYE kiss. Oh and our feature today is our Walnut Bars!
It’s a funny thing that big celebrations like NYE mean lots of orders for ‘mini’ things…like buns, sausage rolls, pasteries…I even made mini sour dough bowls today.
Sheana & I & all of our staff want to thank you for continuing to support local small business’ and wish you all a healthy & happy 2013!
As some of you might know, Sheana & I (during the height of the Christmas rush) moved to White Rock. What you might not have heard was that our possession date was six days after we moved out of our home in Langley.
The two main factors that allowed this to happen without me going completely bonkers were Sheana’s amazing organizational skills and our stay at the Ocean Rose Bed & Breakfast. The suite was clean and bright and quiet (very important for a night-shift worker). David & Marilyn were friendly and accommodating (they even let us use their washer & dryer to do the bakery laundry). David’s breakfasts were awesome…seriously, I stayed up late every morning so I wouldn’t miss out! If you’re ever looking for a place to stay in White Rock we would highly recommend them.
During one of our breaky’s I happened to mention that we were offering take-out Turkey dinners again this year and they ordered 4. We were so pleased to get the following email yesterday.
…and we’re back!
Was Santa good to you? The hi-light for us was spending Christmas Eve/morning with the 2.5 yr old grandbaby. She was so much fun, insisting on helping everyone open their presents!
We’ll have lots of Boxing Week Clearance Specials this week and probably a bowl or two of Turkey Soup.
So according to the internet (they have that on computers now), today is either the best day ever or it’s the end of the world as we know it.
I do know it’s my last ’4o-something’ birthday and I’m going to buy a lottery ticket!
Stop in, wish me luck and check out my birthday present…
…our shiny new sandwich station!
What’s your favourite Christmas story?
The absolutely funniest Christmas story that I know is Dave Cooks the Turkey. You can listen to it here.
We’ll have take-out Turkey Dinners again on Dec 24. This has become a seasonal favourite and with good reason. You get a generous serving of turkey with mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, veggies, cranberry sauce and a slice of pie. ALL made in-house and all for $11.50 + tax. Pre-order by Dec 15 and save 10%