The product: Our whole wheat bread came out fantastic. It was terrifically tangy thanks to Alex's 3-day starter that was fed every 12 (?) hours or so. The Irish soda breads were also a hit -- whole wheat quickbreads that have richness (from eggs, butter, buttermilk, and sugar in good proportion) is like a curveball classic. Even kids whose mothers said, "He/She doesn't eat whole wheat breads," liked them. Everything was sold or bartered, including 2 whole wheat loaves that I was going to take home but were purchased out of the back of SZ nearly-packed trunk.
Shouts to our customers and friends: Joanna and Michelle, Moria, Jill, Rachel, A&A, Renata, Franklin and fam, Bonnie, Lauren & Josh, Nate & Elizabeth (thanks guys for those bartered peppers!), Lindsay & Adam (thanks guys for the bartered tunes and movie (Babylon (1981)!), Marybeth, Zach & Molly, and Alex K.
Shouts to the crew: RML, SZ, AR, thanks fellas -- now that the weather is turning more temparate, I'm really looking forward to the rest of September.
Photos: LDG took some great photos of the day. Check them out on facebook.
The Biggest Loser: We never found our recipient of the weekly giveaway, Jojo. Next time, mane.
Yesterday in the Lab: Sundays are usually a good "test" day for me, experimenting with new ideas. Yesterday, I made red hot peppers pickled in vinegar and salt for kimchi; roasted sweet peppers (from the Marvelle family) pickling in salt and white wine vinegar; banana bread.
In the near future: We are looking to roll out more mid-week donut production. Stay tuned.