I know October's only just begun, but I'm wearing a wool hat, plus felted vest and slippers right now, sitting at my computer, typing this, and last night, riding home in the dark, I was racing dried leaves down the street as the wind blew cold at my back. The darkness is closing in from both sides of the day. I've been thinking about holiday menus--pies, challah, that fabulous North Sea Gingerbread--and daydreaming the blazing blue and white of the Methow Valley after snow (that last, I think, is entirely the fault of the wool hat, which holds many cold memories).
I've put the November-December Bread Subscription up on the website, and will have signup sheets at the market. November seems like an impossible month, when only a moment ago we were running around in bright sunshine and diving into every available body of water, but it is, in fact, only a few rainy weeks away. Get out your puddle stomping boots and rain jackets! The Saturday Farmers Market and Wednesday Bread Subscription march on, rain or shine, all the way to Christmas.
Red & White, Mountain Rye, Vollkornbrot
Bittersweet Chocolate and Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies
Birnenkuchen (sourdough cardamom pear cake!)
Plum Anise Torte
Black Sesame Palmier
Brown Butter Shortbread
See you soon!
Owner | Baker
For the bread nerds and food curious among you, there's a new podcast series from the Heritage Radio Network and Nathan Myhrvold's Modernist Cuisine about bread! Listening to the first episode made me intensely curious about Modernist Bread, the five volume, 2500 page, $500+ opus of which the podcast is only the smallest taste. Can one order such extravegant books through Interlibrary Loan? Or is there a book collector among you with a copy I could explore?