Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Two-Week Break

Our plan at the moment is to take a short break and go somewhere. So we will not offer any special items for the next two weeks. However if we run into some interesting food stories on the road, we'll post them.

This is your chance to diet for a couple of weeks so that you can order something really yummy when we get back.

Speaking of yummy, Carol Carter won this week's apple pie. She was at the bakery in a flash to pick it up. She said she's never won anything... up until now. She emailed me to tell me it was the best apple pie she'd ever eaten in her whole life. Whew, the pressure. Can I ever make one that good again? What exactly did I put in that pie? Oh yeah, it's those apples from Ladybug's apple tree. Our dog Ladybug looks like she weighs 350 pounds after this apple season and now she's picking the fig tree. Sigh.

Kathy's Rosemary Mice

You may recall The Story of the Rosemary Mice I shared a few weeks back from my friend in Ojai. Well guess what? I discovered one sitting on my cutting board this week! I think they are breeding.

Actually, I've been making vegan challah for the co-op (an egg bread without eggs...), and using the scraps to make challah mice, birds, and hedgehogs. This week when Dave and I were forming the Rosemary Potato Bread and Buns, we had some leftover dough so I made Rosemary Mice!

When I made a delivery yesterday to the Breast Cancer Resource Center, they were just putting together a platter of cheese and fruit. We added a Rosemary Mouse. Now who could look at that and not laugh? I can visualize these mice spreading to cheese platters across town.

Since we always have a little dough left when we loaf the breads, we may find our freezer filling up with Swedish Rye mice, Anita's Black Bread mice, Rustic White Bread mice, and Multigrain mice as well as Rosemary mice. Be sure to ask us if you are preparing a cheese platter

Rosemary mice meet to discuss breeding plans.

So off we go to places unknown. Start dieting. We'll see you in two weeks.


Nancy and Dave Oster, Starlight Bakers