This Week’s Bakery Bulletin

Friday, October 28, 2011

Issue #59


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We’re back to our wintertime routine, where you can order the bread here on our website and we will bake your loaves for pickup on alternate Wednesdays. Are you ready to order your very own bread and have those lovely fresh loaves waiting for you when you come pick them up on Wednesdays? No more wondering whether we’ve run out of your favorite flavor at the farmers market—the loaves you order are just for you!

IMPORTANT NOTE: We have a new delivery location on the south side. If you would normally pick up your bread at Over the Rainbow Toys, now you’ll be picking up your bread at SUMMIT SPICE & TEA COMPANY on Huffman Road. Summit Spice & Tea Company’s South Anchorage location is located on the other side of Huffman Road from the toy store and the post office, in the little mall at Huffman and Old Seward. The address is 1120 Huffman Rd, Suite 1. They have all kinds of great teas, jams, olive and nut oils, preserves, chocolates, and other goodies.  Our downtown location will remain the same, at the marvelous Side Street Espresso (412 G Street).

For pickup on Wednesday, November 9 (please order by Sunday, November 6):
We’re baking the ever-popular 100% whole grain SPENT GRAIN sourdough pan loaves, packed with barley groats from Midnight Sun Brewing Company’s beer-making process that make the bread healthy, moist, and flavorful. And we’re also lined up to bake our signature LEVAIN, made with just whole wheat organic flour, well water, salt and sourdough…  it’s the three-day fermentation that gives the great its great flavor and keeping quality.

For hearth loaves this week, we’re baking 100% whole wheat TOASTED SEED sourdough. Loaded with sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds, this hearty little loaf is wonderful as toast for breakfast or with soups and salads for lunch or dinner. We’re also baking the ALASKAN POTATO & CHIVE hearth loaves, which make great sandwiches or dinner bread. You can heat them as a loaf in the oven (just pop your loaf, unwrapped, in a 350-degree oven for 10 or 15 minutes until the crust is crispy and the middle hot and moist) or just toast a couple of slices and dip them in olive oil to go with soups or salads.  YUM! 

And for the sweet hearth loaf of the week, we’re baking the RAISIN & TOASTED PECAN, so full of fruit that you don’t really need anything on top of your toast slices, but a little butter does make it even more wonderful! 

I helped out with a fun event at Rabbit Creek Elementary School last Monday, with the Farms to Schools project on National Food Day. We did a carrot tasting for the whole school, comparing Alaskan carrots to carrots grown Outside. Guess which carrots won! Want to see the piece on KTUU about the event?  Or Erik Hill’s photos in the Anchorage Daily News?

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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