Its been a busy week as we head into the end of summer. I’m trying to pack in all my favorite things before the summer ends (though I’m guessing we’ll still have another month at least, and it was 92F in the kitchen tonight so I could use a little less summer if I’m being honest).
I know a lot of shareholders will be away this weekend, so if you are and you haven't told me, let me know so I can give the bread a good home.
You can pre-order bagels (and bread) online They’re also a bit cheaper if you order them ahead of time and it guarantees you some bagels. Pickups start at 11 AM on Saturday.
PIZZA NEXT FRIDAY 9/7
We’ll be throwing another Friday night pizza party NEXT Friday (9/7). No wine and records this time but it promises to be a good time. Maybe I can convince them to let me play a hip-hop playlist - we’ll see. There will be a lot of different types of slices, nothing too fancy or crazy, but just good solid square pies. Grab a beer and a slice or two for dinner and enjoy.
This week’s loaf: Upstate Levain + Kingston Country + Oland + Kamut Pan Loaves
- After a long hiatus I found a good source for Kamut (Khorasan) Flour and I’m bringing back my favorite pan loaf. When baked this way it has a natural honey flavor (it’s just the grain though!) and is the best bread for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. My kids will attest. This always disappears in a day at my house.
- Oland is a heirloom wheat from Scandinavia that has started to be cultivated in the Northeast. It has a unique flavor that I would describe as sweet, oaty and creamy. This is becoming a weekly thing as I’ve gotten such great feedback on it and I love making it.
- Upstate Levain is our classic loaf with 50% local whole wheat (some of it fresh milled). Great for sandwiches.
- Kingston Country is our take on a pain de campaigne, a French sourdough loaf, with mostly organic white flour and a touch of fresh-milled local whole wheat. Great for dipping in olive oil or your favorite schmear.
Now Playing: Gravediggaz - 6 Feet Deep
Is there a more underrated hip-hop album? Not sure. Every couple of years this comes back in my constant rotation (or should I say it becomes my constant elevation?). It’s not for everyone, but when it comes to one of my favorite genre’s of music (Hip-hop songs from the 90s where a group of guys yells the chorus) this has some of the classics.