Corn, Tomatoes, and a Sturdy Loaf

Another fun weekend and more and more new and familiar faces. I worked a double shift last weekend, making pizza for my son Magnus’s 6th Birthday party. It was a big success. I love making pizza :)

We’re starting to plan a ton of fun activities for the fall, including a non-stop O+ weekend so stay tuned.

In the meantime: You can pre-order bagels and bread online. We now offer all our bread for pre-order online. Pickups start at 9:30 AM on Saturday (and a little later for Challah).

This Week’s Loaves: Polenta + Kamut Pan Loaves + Challah + Upstate Levain + Kingston Country + Baguettes

  • Polenta loaves are back this week. This is similar to our Oat Porridge loaf, where we mix in a grain after forming a solid base dough. In this case, beautiful local polenta (coarse cornmeal) from Farmer Ground is mixed into a half whole wheat base, similar to the Upstate Levain. The result is a tangy but sweet loaf, studded with the texture of the polenta. Perfect for a bowl of soup or a ripe tomato.

  • Kamut Pan loaves are our favorite sandwich bread. Kamut (aka Khorosan) is an ancient grain that we get from Milanese in Quebec. I think it has a bit of a sweet honey taste while still being 100% vegan (like all our other breads). It will be great for leftover turkey or PB jelly sandwiches.

  • Our Challah is a naturally leavened (sourdough) version of the Jewish Bakery classic. Each loaf is hand made and braided. They contain a good amount of eggs but are dairy free. Not produced in a Kosher certified kitchen, though we use only the best organic and kosher ingredients. This makes the BEST french toast.

  • 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: Steve Lacy - Apollo XXI

The Internet made two of my favorite album’s from the past many years, and Steve Lacy was a big part of that. His guitar work is unique and great, but the production and songwriting really shine on this one. I know this came out a couple of months ago, but it feels like a Fall album to me.

Aaron Quint