Well, Fall must officially be here because last week was the first week delivering bread in the RAIN! It went smoothly, well, for me it did. Mike helped me on Friday morning with half of my deliveries and got caught in a downpour. He came home pretty soggy but happily all your bread stayed dry. I only had a light drizzle on me so it was comfortable enough. I’m starting to wonder what it will be like delivering in the dead of winter. I have truly been blessed with amazing weather all summer, delivering bread has been a breeze.
Here I am all geared up to deliver bread in the rain. I think I could win frumpiest pants award with these suckers on. Also, you like my shower cap? It also functions as a seat cover when I’m off my bike. Dang that’s clever!
As of yesterday I have officially been living in Portland for exactly 5 months. What a beautiful place to be. Time has flown by! Fall is definitely my favorite time of year and I’ve been cooking up lots of pots of soups and stews and heartier fare than summer tomato salads and corn on the cob. I’d like to start sharing more recipes that involve bread in them. I’ve had a few subscribers who are struggling to get through their bread each week so I thought it might be nice to share with you ideas to help you use some up. I’ll have a post up in a couple of days.
Speaking of Fall, Thanksgiving is going to be here before we know it! So I had an idea in mind I’d like to share with you all and get some feedback. Here’s what I’d like to do for deliveries for Thanksgiving week: I want to cancel the normal Friday/Monday deliveries on 11/19 and 11/23 and BAKE ALL YOUR BREAD PLUS SOME ON THURSDAY 11/22. Friday is so awkward being the day after Thanksgiving. Chances are you will all have a ton of leftovers and have no real need or want for a loaf of bread. Monday is so early to try and keep your bread fresh for Thursday’s Thanksgiving…
Soooo…..Having a party with family and friends and need more than one loaf? Let me know by Thursday Nov 15th (1 week before the big day) to get your order in for Thanksgiving. Going out of town and don’t want any bread that week? That’s fine too, your subscription will just get pushed a week forward. Don’t celebrate Thanksgiving and still want your normal loaf? That’s fine, you’ll just get it on Thursday instead. I just need to know one week before Thanksgiving Day so I can coordinate. I’ll be making a simple white sourdough (most of you have had this loaf already) because it’s just so darn perfect for mopping up all that gravy left on your plate. Also, by having just a simple not too full of flavor bread, it will compliment any meal and not overpower all your delicious fixing. I’ll remind you all again later.
Speaking of bread, this week’s flavor is spelt flour with toasted sunflower seeds. What is spelt? Learn more about it HERE. It has a slightly nutty and sweet flavor, and paired with toasted sunflower seeds it’s going to be AWESOME.
Hope you all have been enjoying the bread.