This Week’s Bakery Bulletin

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Issue #60

Thanksgiving is almost here!

You can order now for Thanksgiving week (pickup on Wednesday, November 23).

If you sign up for our email list (at left) I’ll send you a reminder on the Thursdays before we bake.

For pickup on Wednesday, November 23 (please order by Sunday, November 20):

If you don’t have plans to make your own rolls for Thanksgiving dinner, our ROSEMARY SOURDOUGH bread and our KALAMATA OLIVE SOURDOUGH bread both make wonderful dinner breads for the feast—just heat them up (unwrapped) in an approximately 350-degree oven for about 15 minutes. The outside will be crusty and yummy, the inside hot and moist. Yum!

The 100% whole grain ALASKAN POTATO SOURDOUGH and SPENT GRAIN SOURDOUGH pan loaves make fantastic bread cubes to use for your favorite stuffing recipe, and they are also wonderful for making turkey sandwiches all weekend long.  (The rosemary bread and olive bread also make great sandwiches, too!)

And in case you didn’t already have a dessert planned, or you want an easy breakfast or snack this week, since you’ll be busy preparing the pumpkin pies and whatnot (although I admit, I love pumpkin pie for breakfast), stock up on a loaf or two of the FRUITED ALMOND bread. Packed with all kinds of holiday flavors—toasted almonds, apricots, golden raisins, and cranberries—you can’t go wrong.

After you order the bread, you can pick up your loaves on Wednesday mornings (8-10am) downtown at Side Street Espresso (412 G Street), or on Wednesday evenings (4-6pm) at [please note new location!] Summit Spice & Tea Company’s South Anchorage store, in the little mall at Huffman and Old Seward: 1120 Huffman Rd, Suite 1.

If you’ve never ordered bread through the website, you’ll click on the “register now” link, pick a username and password, and enter your information (name, email, and phone numbers). Then you can place your order! In case you can’t make the website work, you can always email me at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call me at 677-3712.

If you’ve ordered bread before, but you are having trouble remembering your login name or password, you can email me .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call me at 677-3712. I’m happy to help you!

Our winter schedule will be similar to last year—we’ll be baking about every other week, always skipping the first Wednesday of the month. The schedule will vary a little, though, to accommodate the holidays, to make sure you’ll have plenty of opportunities to order bread for gifts, if you need to. Please see our long term baking schedule to find out what we’re baking over the next several weeks.

the bread ordering deadline

You’ll need to order your bread by MIDNIGHT on Sunday, so we have time to plan our bake, feed our sourdough, and pre-ferment the dough!  When you order the bread, you can choose to “pay when you pick up your bread,” or you can pay via PayPal. By all means, use PayPal if you prefer—but I’m even happier to get your checks or cash when you come pick up your bread.

bread pickup locations

Pick-up locations for Wednesdays:
1.  Side Street Espresso, 412 G Street, downtown: 8-10am
2.  Summit Spice & Tea Co., 1120 Huffman Rd, Suite 1 (Huffman & Old Seward): 4-6pm

If you need to call me during a pick-up time, you can reach me on my cell phone at 748-3712. At other times,  please call me at home/the bakery: 677-3712.

Would you like to see a video of us baking your bread? Our bakery is a small commercial kitchen attached to our house on the lower Anchorage Hillside.

Alison’s blog

If you’d like to check out lots of savory and healthful recipes, you can find lots more of them on my blog about cooking and eating local food: Alison’s Lunch. You can even sign up for my blog posts (about local food, cooking, and recipes) to be delivered to your email! .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you have trouble signing up, and I can help you.

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