Calm Before the Storm

The last four days have been a small respite for Tim and I. Starting tomorrow we will be baking and hosting visiting family and friends and baking some more, non-stop for 6 weeks or so! We managed to squeeze in an amazing mountain bike ride up in Yank’s Peak territory yesterday – the memories of that great day will have to hold us over for many long hot hours in front of the oven!

On French Snowshoe Mountain.
On French Snowshoe Mountain.
Look! We found snow!
Look! We found snow!

Back to the bakery: We got 5 lovely new peels all the way from Nova Scotia on Friday. They were made by a craftsman John who brings his wares to the Wolfville Farmer’s Market. My parents were the expeditors, packaging and arranging for shipment all the way west. (Oh, and they paid for them, too – thanks so much!) The peels are maple (how exotic) and the handles are ash – they should last forever! During our inaugural pizza night in Wells last Wednesday (which went very well, by the way) we completely destroyed the makeshift plywood pizza peel we were using – by the end of the evening it was a charred ruin! That is not surprising when the oven is maintained at about 700°F, and the peel is going in and out countless times to place, turn, and remove the pizzas. I am very excited to start using the new peels tomorrow.

Lovely new peels.

This week’s events:

Tuesday July 22: The Bread Peddler in Wells 4 to 8 pm – bread sales, fresh from the oven!

Wednesday July 23: Green Tree Health and Wellness, Reid Street, Quesnel – bread delivery at 9 am, as soon as the store opens. Get there soon, before it all sells out!

Wednesday July 23: The Bread Peddler in Wells 4 to 8 pm – Pizza Night!

Saturday July 26: Quesnel Farmer’s Market 8:30 am to 1 pm – bread sales

Sunday July 27: Wells Farmer’s Market 9 am to 1 pm – bread sales

We are launching our new website later in a day or two: www.thebreadpeddler.ca. This blog will now be hosted on the website, under the “LATEST NEWS” heading. All you loyal blog followers should still get an email notification when there is new news.

And, even though I said I never would, I have started a FaceBook page, so go on, all you FaceBookers, do your thing: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bread-Peddler/531498966973309

Linda and her new Bread Peddler apron. They are selling like hotcakes!
Linda and her new Bread Peddler apron. They are selling like hotcakes!
Busy busy.
Busy busy: Tim and I settle into our roles during the first pizza night – he at the oven, me stretching dough.
Our first pizza customers on our first pizza night - neighbours from down the road!
Our first pizza customers on our first pizza night – neighbours from down the road!

One thought on “Calm Before the Storm

  1. First to pizza night and I wasn’t there to make comments in person, still it sounds like it went off perfectly. Facebook! Maple Peels! Next thing you’ll be hosting burlesque shows hot off the oven.

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