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Tues Dec 9, 4 to 8 pm: Bread sales at The Bread Peddler
Wed Dec 10, 9 am: Bread delivered to Green Tree Health & Wellness, Quesnel
Wed Dec 10, 4 to 8 pm: Pizza Night at The Bread Peddler
Sat Dec 13, 10 am to 3 pm: Bread for sale at the Christmas Farmer’s Market, Rec Centre, Quesnel

This week we have granola for sale. Bread cubes for stuffing or croutons are available in 750g bags, and frozen par-baked pizza bases are sold in a package of two. I am test-drinking some spiced hot cocoa this evening (it MAY have a dollop of rum in it, just for test purposes, of course), and if the test goes well, we will have spiced hot cocoa mix for sale as well! ‘Tis the season!

Bread Peddler granola! Baked in the falling heat of the brick oven, at least a day after the last load of bread.
Bread Peddler granola! Baked in the falling heat of the brick oven, at least a day after the last load of bread.

On Friday December 19 we will make our first bread delivery to Troll Ski Resort just down the road from here. We are excited to have another venue from which to sell our bread, and Hildur and Len seem keen to have it! The BEST thing about this new arrangement is having a confirmed ski date every Friday: drop off bread, go skiing, eat French fries. Sounds great to me.

The weather has deteriorated to above-freezing temperatures – not really what one wants when one loves a proper winter. Anyway, it gives our wood-pile a respite from its rapid deterioration of late, and the bakery stays warmer. Since the snow probably isn’t great for skiing, Tim has used his new snow-shoes (purchased with his birthday money – thanks Auntie Sue!) to track around the yard, patting down all the pathways. Tim has also used the warm weather as an excuse to work on the bread delivery bike – a three-wheeled Dutch-inspired cargo bike – though he really doesn’t need an excuse to work on it: I think it’s much more fun for him than milling flour, for instance! I’ll include photos when it looks like more than a pile of steel bits with wheels, which is what it looks like right now!

Roasted Garlic & Olive Bread, here we come! It's really a shame there isn't a smell function on photographs (yet).
Roasted Garlic & Olive Bread, here we come: a big roasting pan FULL of organic garlic from Mackin Creek Farm. It’s really a shame there isn’t a smell function on photographs (yet). I roast all the garlic and nuts for the various breads in the brick oven, after it has cooled some.

 

Wares at the Christmas Farmer's Market last weekend.
Wares at the Christmas Farmer’s Market last weekend.

 

Holey Hannah in all  her holey splendour.
Holey Hannah in all her holey splendour.

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