Starry Night Market & Gala – Lakeview School

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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

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Holey Hannah, holes and all!

Trick or Treat !

Come into the bakery tonight to get some treats. You don’t have to buy bread, but you do have to show us your costume!

Halloween treats: witches’ boots, autumn leaves, severed monster fingers, and cozy mittens.

 

The last Quesnel Farmer's Market of the season!! Thanks to all our dye-hard customers who came and bought bread in this weather!
The last Quesnel Farmer’s Market of the season!! Thanks to all our die-hard customers who came and bought bread in this weather!

 

Mountain biking near Invermere. Fabulous trails!
Mountain biking near Invermere. Fabulous trails!

Spiced Pumpkin Scones…mmm…

The best way to beat the wet-and-cold-weather blues is to eat scones. It’s a fact. Spiced pumpkin scones will be available Tuesday evening around 8 o’clock in Wells (pre-order by phone or email), and will be delivered to Green Tree Health & Wellness at 9 o’clock Wednesday morning (first come, first served).

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‘Sno Joke: There IS One Last Farmer’s Market!

It’s insta-winter here in Wells. It arrived Tuesday and is still arriving. All our firewood is in, thanks to Tim and Bob, but we were caught with our pants down in other ways. For instance, there are a few random lumps of snow around the yard – what ARE those things? Flower pots? Frozen foxes? I guess we’ll find out in June when the snow is gone. I was told when I moved here all those years ago (back before climate change) that the snow doesn’t stick until the leaves are off the trees. This might be the year that rule stops applying. Anyway, I’m not complaining, as long as it means we get a good winter. And by good, I mean sunshine and -10˚C most days, with 15 cm of dry powder falling most nights.

We will be sad to have the Quesnel Farmer’s Market over for the season, but we’ll be happy to have all that snow and sunshine to play in. This Saturday we’ll have Apple-Cheddar, Lemon-Poppyseed, and Pumpkin-White Chocolate Scones. Our savoury loaf will be Onion and Black Pepper, Tim’s favourite. We’ll have some other breads, too, of course!

We are taking a short break and will NOT be delivering bread to Green Tree Health & Wellness in Quesnel on Wednesday October 25 (Happy Birthday, Tim!). That means, of course, that there will be no bread in Wells on Tuesday October 24.

Halloween is a Tuesday this year, so Wells kids can come by the bakery for some goodies on their way to the festivities in Barkerville.

Mmmmm, pumpkin scones.
Mmmmm, pumpkin scones coming right up.

 

No pot is big enough for Doug's massive pumpkin! I bought it at the Quesnel Farmer's Market last weekend.
No pot is big enough for Doug’s massive pumpkin! I bought it at the Quesnel Farmer’s Market last weekend.

 

My favourite Wednesday job is delivering bread around Wells on my long-john cargo bike. This past Wednesday was a bit of a challenge, to say the least. But I did it, because walking is just so barbaric.
My favourite Wednesday job is delivering bread around Wells on my long-john cargo bike. This past Wednesday was a bit of a challenge, to say the least. But I did it, because walking is just so barbaric.

Three Scone Flavours to Serve You Better!

This weekend at the Quesnel Farmer’s Market we will have three varieties of scones:

apple-asiago,
nectarine,
and chocolate-ginger.

I am letting you know ahead of time so you have a chance to think long and hard about your choice. But, as always, the best choice is, “One of each, please”!

Our savoury loaf will be Onion and Black Pepper, and we will also have some Rosemary Foccacia. Get to the market early to get your hands on some of that – I have a sneaking suspicion it will go quickly.

Oh, and before you ask, yes, we had snow in Wells this week. There is currently none on the ground. We even look quite cold in this photo from last Saturday:

2 kg loaves of Holey Hannah at last week's Customer Appreciation feast at the Quesnel Farmer's Market. photo: David Webb/Haystack Photography
Two 2 kg loaves of Holey Hannah for last week’s Customer Appreciation feast at the Quesnel Farmer’s Market.                                   photo: David Webb/Haystack Photography

Tim has been grinning from ear-to-ear for the past two weeks whilst working on his latest project: a taller tall bike, made out of a bed frame. I’m pretty glad it’s built, not because I hope he breaks his arm falling off it, but because I hope he can stop talking about it and start talking about a more worthwhile topic, like his feelings or something.

His eyes look like they are closed, but really it's just that he is looking down from such a great height!
The Bed Peddler: His eyes look like they are closed, but really it’s just that he is looking down from such a great height!