Alas, we have fed the sourdoughs and are heating up the oven in preparation for tomorrow’s baking. Our holiday break was just what the doctor ordered – I got over my pre-Christmas cold, and we had loads of time to ski and hang out with Sally and discover a tiny bit of Norway.
Tomorrow we are baking our usual line-up of breads: Holey Hannah, Grainy Day, Roasted Garlic & Olive, Beer Belly, Ryed On!, Speedy, Rosemary Focaccia, and Tooty Fruity.
We will have Ginger-Pear scones.
Oh yes, skiing in Norway is fantastic. No wonder they invented it. Everyone who likes skiing should go there at least one time to experience the immersive skiing culture. Some fun facts (as far as we learned, anyway): the famous Berkebeiner Ski Race finishes in Lillehammer; they have bread with carrots in it in Norway (not pictured below); Lillehammer is no more expensive to visit than any BC town; everyone really does ski in Norway; there are over 2000 kms of ski trails around Lillehammer that are groomed daily; there are more yarn shops and outdoor gear stores on the 4-block pedestrian strip in Lillehammer than in all of northern BC; more people ski classic than skate (even the young speed demons!); it’s very easy to get around with the local buses – you just add your gear to the huge pile of skis and poles in the luggage compartment, and miraculously, no one misplaces anything; people ride bikes year-round; everyone wears ski gear all the time; SWIX is based in Lillehammer (we resisted the temptation to go to their outlet store, I don’t know why); there are at least two moose in Norway because we saw both of them; most people speak English better than the average Canadian; ski trails aren’t graded by difficulty – why would you need to do that when everyone comes out of the womb with skis on?; and did I mention, the skiing is FANTASTIC!
These are just some of the things that make Stollen delicious! Be sure to pop into Green Tree Health & Wellness in Quesnel to order your Bread Peddler Stollen – you can pick it up there on December 13 or 20. You also reserve your Stollen by calling Green Tree at 250-991-0298, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For folks in Wells or beyond, call us at 250-994-3498 or email email@example.com to reserve your Stollen. Numbers are limited – don’t delay!
(Hey Mom: don’t worry, there is already one loaf ear-marked for your package).
We have had a seemingly sudden blast of winter here in Wells and now there is no question – winter has arrived for good. Yesterday we had a 10-hour blizzard and today the sun is shining and the hoar frost is twinkling. The skiing is, of course, fantastic.
We DO still have to bake, of course, because otherwise what would Tim eat? And so there is always extra bread for other people as well: tomorrow evening in Wells we’ll have Holey Hannah, Grainy Day, Roasted Garlic & Olive, Beer Belly, Speedy, Cinnamon & Raisin, and Rosemary Focaccia. There will be a few Chocolate-Ginger scones available at the end of the evening too. (Focaccia and scones aren’t out of the oven until 7:30 or so).
Tim will deliver bread and scones to Green Tree Health & Wellness in Quesnel at 9 am Wednesday morning.
We will be at the Medieval Market in Williams Lake this weekend. Come early Saturday to get the best choice of bread and scones as they will sell out! We will have a huge line-up of breads, packages of scones, spiced hot chocolate mix, and granola for sale. If nothing else, come out to see us in our cute outfits! Remember, gluten-free is NOT medieval.
Just because I love to bake, and just because we were enthusiastically invited to attend, I will be at Lakeview School’s Starry Night Market and Gala tomorrow evening from 5 – 9 pm. Come see me there! I hear there will be many great vendors, and, of course, you don’t want to miss the Correlieu Jazz Band!
Breads on offer: Holey Hannah, Olive & Feta, and Whole Wheat-Date Scones: Chocolate-Orange Extras: Granola and Spiced Hot Chocolate Mix