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!
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.
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