Monthly Archives: October 2011

Today, I became a pastry chef…

Baking these extraordinarily beautiful cakes today, I really felt like a pastry chef.  Not only did the recipes turn out perfect, but I was able to decorate the cakes and present the cakes so beautifully that today I felt that … Continue reading

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Butternuts Beer & Ale

Although we are doing some great things in our class that I can’t wait to share, I wanted to take a short break from my SFBI reporting to get back to beer. Jeff and I found these beers a couple … Continue reading

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Ten lessons from Starter Bakery

I wrapped up my week at Starter Bakery by helping them with the Grand Lake Farmers Market in Oakland.  I snapped this picture near the end of the market and after most of our product had been purchased.  It really … Continue reading

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A friend that I haven’t yet met

I hopped downstairs for a scone and coffee at Arizmendi this week.  This is a GREAT worker-owned cooperative that specializes in pastries, bread and pizza. I was impressed by the simple set-up of the bakery.  They have a small store front … Continue reading

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San Francisco Baking Institute, Week 1, Day 5

Wow…what a day! Everything that I was excited about making…..we made today.  We can take home everything that we make in class, so it is so difficult to be visiting San Francisco and not have anyone to give these beautiful … Continue reading

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