Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sweet Burger

I am much too modest to brag (atleast on this blog) about our Sweet Burger (our 100% vegan burger that we make in house). But I just wanted to thank the ancestors and God for helping me to come up with this recipe. It's so awesome! --in a non-braggin' way. So many people have tried it and loved it (some haven't, but who knows what other issues they have).

If you haven't tried it for fear of eating something vegan, come on already. We wouldn't serve it if it wasn't great.

grace & peace,


The 3 year-old's birthday cake

This is a birthday cake for a 3 year-old. When I told my daughter (who's 10) that this was a birthday cake, she said, "A Sweet 16?" I said no; she's turning three.

'WHAT!" my daughter exclaimed (I love using "exclaimed" when it was really exclaimed).

I think she was a little cake-envious.

A special thanks to Lisa (the most awesomest baker EVER!) who frosted 2 of the 3 tiers of this cake today, not feeling great to boot! What a trouper!!!!! What would I do without you, LISA?!?!?!

grace & peace,


This is Rena.

Rena is one of our customer charmers, and she is so awesome & funny! She is known to drink soda in all forms (cola, orange, etc)...and she's a nursing student, and she's engaged! And, unfortuantely someone thought she was my daughter today. This makes the second time. I am not that damn old, people. Well, after standing on my feet for 12 hours, I could LOOK that old, but I'm not.

Today, Rena was making an effort ot drink more water. So here she is, JUMBO JUG of water, with a straw. A straw? A straw! Note the bottle of Pepsi on the counter. That's also Rena's. So Rena.

Savory Pies...good gracious

Those who have been into the shop recently have seen the addition of savory pies. I love pie: sweet, savory, tarts, galettes, deep dish, fluted, free form. Give me a pie and I am pleased!

This past week we have been doing Deep Dish/Chicago-style pizzas. This little diddy is our spinach, ricotta & feta (think spanakopita if it were a deep-dish pizza). Our savory pies come with fruit and they've been doing really well.

I just ate a piece--this one in the photo, actually--and I can tell you, it was FANTASTIC! It is also amazingly light. Comes with fruit (I did not eat the fruit, shame on me!) and is under $6.

Keep your eyes peeled for Taco Pie, Eggplant Happiness, and many more savory goodnesses.

We hope you'll love them all.

grace & peace,


Thursday, January 27, 2011


Boy, i guess I was upset about the Groupon stuff. Funny how after you remove yourself from "that situation" (whatever it is for you) and come back, your emotions are surprising--to say the least!

Anyhoo, let's be happy, shall we? I'm surrounded by baked goods, how could I not be happy all the time? I needed to post a little diddy just to evaporate the angry post-post. Photos of good stuff coming soon (don't I always say that...but for real this time:) We are baking up a storm here. It's delicious and crazy-good-feeling.

I'm happy.

grace & peace,


Friday, January 7, 2011

A note about your Groupon & who we are as a company...

We are so happy that people bought our first offer on Groupon...and that even more people bought our second offer. We like that people want to support our company, a small local business, all the while receiving an amazing deal.

That said, if you saw at the last minute (as several people did) that your Groupon expires today, please don't be mad at us because SEVERAL PEOPLE realized the same thing, came into the shop today, and WIPED US OUT!!!

We have a tiny kitchen--that said, we made several varieties of cookies, quiche, bars, loaf breads, and 4xs the amount of cupcakes that we do normally...all in ONE OVEN--like magic.

But it's not magic. It's human beings working tirelessly to supply the demand as best as we can. But we are not robots, and this is not a factory--and we think that is why most people come here. We make it fresh without preservatives and not until we get here in the morning. FRESH. Not six-days old. Respect that.

After purchasing his Groupon 9 months ago, I had one customer who called at 5:45pm today wanting to use his on the day it expires (we close at 6p.m. or whenever we sell out). With stank all over his voice once told that we'd sold out for the day, he said, "Well that's not a cool way to introduce people to your company!"

You know what's not cool, blaming us for your procrastination. That $%@#'s not cool.

Another "using my Groupon at the last minute" woman, once being told that she could not place a custom order for cookies tomorrow, but that we would love to honor her Groupon today for cookies next Wednesday (our next open day), said, "This is the most annoying company to work with!"

What's annoying is dealing with people who are suffering from a bad case of entitlement. That $%@#'s annoying.

So if you bought our lastest and probably last Groupon offer, please use it well before it expires. We are a small company with even smaller facilities & can only handle so much. If everyone waits until the last week/day, we are going to be wiped out. I know some people won't. Procrastination is hard to shake...but don't be mad at us.



Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What's New this week--January 5th-8th!

Come try our delicious Vegan Black Bean Burger with salsa & smashed avocado(picture to come)

Chocolate-Espresso Cupcakes: chocolate cupcakes with espresso italian meringue buttercream & shaved dark chocolate(picture to come)

Come in soon to try the "goodness gracious" of the week: Pumpkin-Amaretto Bread, Cherry-Strawberry Crumb Bars, too many delicious cookies to list (keep your eyes open for Lemon -Cream Sandwich cookies :), Ricotta Tart, Island Bread.

love ya like i love pie!


New Store Hours!!

Happy New Year, All!

Here are our new hours:

Tuesday: Custom Orders/Appointment Only

Wednesday-Friday: 8a-6p

Saturday: 8:30a-4:30p

The main change is Tuesday. We'll be happy to fill any custom orders that come our way for any Tuesday, but we will no longer be open to the public on that day.

We're also opening a little earlier on Saturdays...and we've changed/extended our Saturday Vegan Breakfast menu.

Hope to see you soon.

grace & peace,