I make a lot of lists. Every morning I make a task list for the day. Sometimes I add tasks after the fact just so I can cross them off. I make prep lists for the bakery, and when the days get really long I make detailed action lists so that I can tumble my tired body from one check mark to the next without thought: wipe table, stamp bags, cut labels, wash hands & glove, cut/bag bread, pack bread, wipe table, sweep, etc. But I make less practical lists, too. Things I’m Grateful For lists, Aimless Love lists, Good Things lists, like this:
Some good things this week:
After a late night baking and an early morning biking deliveries across town, a long nap under the pine tree in the backyard, body warm in the sunshine, face turned to the tree’s shadow.
Gathering nettles, fiddleheads, and horsetails in the parks, because even here in the city our land is abundant.
Sitting on a sandstone outcrop at the top of the valley, listening to the wind come hurrying through the treetops and E, reading me Mink River till his voice gives out.
Racing seagulls down Northwest on my bike. The seagulls always win.
You might try it, if you don't already.
See you at market in a few hours.
Owner | Baker
TODAY AT MARKET and NEXT WEEK FOR PREORDER
10am – 3pm, 1100 Railroad Ave
Red & White ($7.50 / 720g)
Mountain Rye ($7.50 / 750g)
Vollkornbrot ($8 / 750g)
Seedy Buckwheat ($8 / 420g)
Gingersnap Cookies ($2.5 / ea)
Milk Chocolate Chip & Hazelnut Cookies ($2.5 / ea)
Oat Scones ($4.50 / ea)
Brown Butter Shortbread ($9 / half dz)
Ginger Tea Cake ($4.5 / slice)
Self-serve pickups in Birchwood, Columbia, Lettered Streets, South Hill, and Fairhaven.
Address and directions with your pickup reminder email Wednesday morning.
Order by Sunday night.
THIS WEEK'S BAKE:
Red & White
Toast: Buckwheat & Molasses
Sweets: Goodbye Winter Parsnip Cake + Hazelnut Shortbread
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