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From the Oven, Sunday, June 26th

As always, I have an eye on the sky.  Although I am not a farmer, the constant rain is affecting me. I am growing an edible fungus garden behind my ears!  (<– see pic).  I am not complaining even after getting marooned downtown the other night. When we returned home we were only slightly soaked. I guess that is part …


From the Oven, Sunday June 19

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads and father-figures! You are indeed to be celebrated today and appreciated everyday. This morning we lifted our coffee mugs and ate our cinnamon buns with our fathers in mind…. past and present.We are eagerly awaiting the Cúrate Tapas Bar event tomorrow evening! This is a book signing event with cocktails and elBulli restaurant-inspired …


Lavender Festival on Mountain Farm

If you like Lavender, you might want to check out the Lavender Festival this weekend! Lavender Festival on Mountain Farm http://www.mountainfarm.net/annual_lavender_festival.html Father’s Day Weekend, June 2011 Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. $5.00/person 125 Copperhead Bend Burnsville, NC, 28714 telephone 828-675-4856 Mountain Farm


From the Oven, Sunday June 12th

A Field of Dreams. Can WNC grain crops supply local bakers? We usually think of the mid-west and into the southern Canadian prairies as the breadbasket of the continent. The hard red wheat varieties do not grow well in the southern USA because the regional  humidity increases the incidence of disease in the field. Buying truly local bread (from hard …


From the Oven, Sunday June 5th

Hot temperatures slow us down whether we like it or not….94 degrees is HOT in the kitchen when the oven is on for 6 hours…why bother with the A/C when it is no match for a heat-belching oven. The windows are flung open and the big fan is on high. The baker needs to rise earlier and earlier in the …





Montford Walk-In Bakery