Tuesday, March 27, 2012

bakery vacation

There will be no delivery this week, and we will not be at the market on Saturday. 
We will be back for two more weeks of delivery on April 6 and 13, and then we return to the outdoor market on Saturday, April 21. 

But you do all get a poem of the week, appropriate for March Madness and my own obsession with my favorite game: 

For Brothers Everywhere

There is a schoolyard that runs
from here to the dark’s fence
where brothers keep goin to the hoop, keep
risin up with baske’balls ripe as pumpkins
toward rims hung like piƱatas, pinned
like thunderclouds to the sky’s wide chest
an’ everybody is spinnin an’ bankin
off the glass, finger-rollin off the boards
with the same soft touch
you’d give the head of a child, a child
witta big-ass pumpkin head, who stands
in the schoolyard lit by brothers givin and
goin, flashin off the pivit, dealin
behind their backs, between their legs,
cockin the rock an’ glidin like mad hawks—
swoopin black, with arms for wings—
palmin the sun an’ throwin it down,
an’ even with the day gone, without even
a crumb of light from the city, brothers
keep runnin-gunnin, fallin away takin
fall-away jumpers from the corner,
their bodies like muscular saxophones
body-boppin better than jazz, beyond
summer, beyond weather, beyond
everything that moves, an’ with one shake
they’re pullin-up from the perimeter,
shakin-bakin brothers be sweet
pullin-up from the edge of the world,
hangin like air itself hangs in the air,
an’ gravidy gotta giv’em up:
the ball burning like a fruit with a soul
in the velvet hands while the wrists whisper
"back-spin" an’ the fingers comb the rock
once—lettin go, lettin it go like good news—
’cuz the hoop is a well, Shwip! a well
with no bottom, Shwick!
an’ they’re fillin that sucker up.

- Tim Seibles

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Cress Spring Bakery Home Delivery for March 9

I had a blast driving around in the snow on Friday. The decrease in traction adds excitement and a feeling of spaciousness. Coming to a stop requires advance planning. And with paddling season right around the corner, I like to think that the snow that's now floating my truck will soon be floating my boat. 

There will be no home delivery on Friday, March 31, and we will not be at the market that week. 

We are offering a new rye bread this week, Vollkornbrot. This is a German rye bread that we used to make many years ago when we were first starting out, and it's time to bring it back. It's an all-rye bread, similar in flavor to the swiss rye, but we will be baking it in pans, so it will be rectangular in shape and easier to slice, with a thinner crust than the swiss rye. 

The muffins available this week will be carrot raisin and raspberry chocolate chip. 

The truffle varieties available this week are: 
Dark Chocolate

You may order boxes of either variety, or mixed boxes. Our truffles will last for several weeks if refrigerated, although for optimum flavor they should be eaten warm. We prefer to have truffle orders by Monday instead of Wednesday, but late orders will usually be accommodated.
           Box of 6 - $9.50           Box of 10 - $15.00             Box of 24 - $36.00

Our poem of the week:

Roll the Dice
if you’re going to try, go all the
otherwise, don’t even start.

if you’re going to try, go all the
this could mean losing girlfriends,
wives, relatives, jobs and
maybe your mind.

go all the way.
it could mean not eating for 3 or 4 days.
it could mean freezing on a
park bench.
it could mean jail,
it could mean derision,
Isolation is the gift,
all the others are a test of your
endurance, of
how much you really want to
do it.
And you’ll do it
despite rejection and the worst odds
and it will be better than
anything else
you can imagine.

If you’re going to try,
go all the way.
There is no other feeling like
You will be alone with the gods
and the nights will flame with

do it, do it, do it.
do it.

all the way
all the way.

you will ride life straight to
perfect laughter, it's
the only good fight
there is.

- Charles Bukowski

Bread Varieties for March 9        Loaves are 1.5 lbs., unless otherwise noted.            Price

Vollkornbrot     Organic whole rye, water, unrefined sea salt                                                4.00

Whole Wheat     Organic whole wheat, water, unrefined sea salt.                                    4.00

Sesame Wheat    Organic whole wheat, water, organic sesame seeds, unrefined sea salt.            4.50

Caraway Rye     Organic whole wheat, organic whole rye, water, carob, caraway,                       4.50
                              unrefined sea salt              

Kamut             Organic whole kamut, water, unrefined sea salt.                               4.50

Sunny Spelt       Organic whole spelt, organic whole barley, organic whole kamut,           5.00
                                     water, organic sunflower seeds, organic flax seeds, unrefined sea salt.  

Potato Kamut   Organic whole kamut, water, organic potatoes, organic basil,                          5.00
                                  unrefined sea salt. 

Raisin          Organic whole wheat, organic whole rye, water, organic raisins,                          5.00
             organic oranges, anise, unrefined sea salt. 

Expedition      Organic whole wheat, water, organic whole rye, org. oats, org. barley,                5.00                                           
                             org. flax, org. millet, org.corn, org. buckwheat, unrefined sea salt

Rustic French    Organic unbleached wheat flour, water, organic whole wheat,                            5.00
                               organic whole rye, unrefined sea salt.                 

French Walnut   Organic unbleached wheat flour, water, organic whole wheat,                      5.50
                        organic walnuts, organic whole rye, unrefined sea salt.

Cranberry Walnut Organic unbleached wheat flour, water, organic whole wheat, organic         6.00
                                   cranberries, organic walnuts, organic rye, unrefined sea salt.

Big Country  2lbs    Organic whole wheat, organic whole rye, water, unrefined sea salt.             5.00

Big Country  4lbs.   Organic whole wheat, organic whole rye, water, unrefined sea salt              8.00

Granola    1.5 pound bags    
Raisin Walnut   Organic Oats, Maple Syrup, Organic Raisins, Organic Sunflower Oil,                 6.50
          Organic Walnuts, Organic Oranges, Vanilla, Unrefined Sea Salt                     
Maple Almond   Organic Oats, Maple Syrup,  Organic Butter, Organic Almonds,                         7.75
          Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Almond Extract, Unrefined Sea Salt 

Cranberry Almond   Organic Oats, Maple Syrup,  Organic Cranberries, Organic Butter,            9.00         
         Organic Almonds,  Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Almond Extract, Unrefined Sea Salt 

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins   Organic Whole Spelt, Organic Chocolate Chips,           1.50
              Organic Raspberries, Honey, Eggs, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Rye, 
              Organic Corn, Organic Buckwheat, Organic Millet, Organic Oats, Baking Powder, 
              Organic Cinnamon, Baking Soda, Unrefined Sea Salt

Carrot Raisin Muffins: Organic Whole Spelt, Organic Carrots, Honey, Organic Yogurt,           1.50
          Organic Raisins, Eggs, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Walnuts, Baking Powder, 
          Organic Cinnamon, Organic Vanilla, Baking Soda, Organic Nutmeg, Unrefined Sea Salt
Chocolate Fire Cookies  Organic Spelt, Organic Butter, Organic Unrefined Cane Sugar,         1.75
        Organic Chocolate Chips, Eggs, Organic Cocoa Powder, Organic Oranges, Organic 
        Cinnamon, Baking Soda, Unrefined Sea Salt, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Cayenne
Chocolate Chip Cookies  Organic Chocolate Chips, Organic Whole Wheat,                              1.75
               Organic Rolled Oats, Organic Butter, Organic Unrefined Cane Sugar, 
               Eggs, Organic Vanilla, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Unrefined Sea Salt,  
Gingersnaps (wheat free) Organic Barley, Organic Unrefined Cane Sugar, Organic Butter,    1.50
           Eggs, Organic Ginger, Organic Cinnamon, Baking Soda, Cloves

Trail Cookies (no dairy or eggs)  Organic Whole Wheat, Maple Syrup, Organic Raisins,        1.50
   Organic Chocolate Chips, Organic Oats, Organic Peanut Butter, Organic Sunflower Oil, 
   Organic Sunflower Seeds, Sorghum, Organic Peanuts, Organic Walnuts, Organic Vanilla, 
   Baking Soda, Unrefined Sea Salt

Raisin Walnut Scones Organic Whole Spelt, Milk, Organic Butter, Organic                                 2.00
            Raisins,Organic Unrefined Cane Sugar, Organic Walnuts, Baking Powder, 
           Unrefined Sea Salt, 

Chocolate Chip Scones  Organic Whole Wheat , Organic Unbleached Wheat Flour,                   2.00
           Milk, Organic Chocolate Chips, Organic Butter, Organic Unrefined 
          Cane Sugar, Baking Powder, Organic Vanilla, Unrefined Sea Salt, 

Dark Chocolate Truffles:  Chocolate (Chocolate Liquor,  Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Vanilla), Organic Cream, Organic Butter  
Peppermint Truffles:  Chocolate (Chocolate Liquor,  Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Vanilla), Organic Cream, Organic Butter Organic Peppermint Extract

           Box of 6 - $9.50           Box of 10 - $15.00             Box of 24 - $36.00