Has Autumn Arrived?

I find myself bathed in sunshine today, as I paint a wall in my kitchen a beautiful shade of tapestry green.  Last week's weather has been wonderfully warm and sunny and whilst harvesting the remaining green tomatoes from my vines, I couldn't help thinking, but where did our summer go this year?  It's all very well having sunshine now, but with the evenings drawing in, last of the blackberries picked and apples scooped from the ground, my thoughts are most definitely turning to a nice cosy autumn.  For me, this means baking and preserving the things that I've foraged or been given from my lovely family and friends or creating something exciting for Christmas, such as Christmas pudding, blackberry vodka and the hottest pickled onions you've ever tried.

I am baking loaves this week as usuall on Tuesday and Saturday, but also Thursday, for the lovely mummies at Stopsley Baptist Church. Last week saw my first attempt at baking every day for National Craft Bakers week and I can report no casualties, except for my own SourDough bread, which I am still trying to perfect. Congratulations to Jacqui who ordered my 100th loaf last week - she got it for free!  Have a good week everyone, make the most of the sunshine, I think this could it for a little while.

National Craft Bakers Week! 19th - 24th September

 National Craft Bakers Week has been designated by the National Association of Master Bakers to raise the profile of us smaller community bakers  and encourage appreciation of having a local baker who bakes fresh products right in the heart of the community through in-store tastings, special promotions and school competitions.  


As I am a recent a newcomer, I hadn't quite managed to plan any activities for this week, however, I am fast approaching the sale of my 100th loaf, therefore in celebration of this special week for all bakers, whoever orders that 100th loaf in my order book, can have the loaf for free!  I am also baking EVERY DAY this week, (mainly experimental!) so if anybody would like a fresh loaf, please contact me by 9pm the night before.  Thank you!

Back from Holiday and Ready to Bake!!

Yes, even us busy bakers need a rest from time to time! I am glad to have returned safely from a week in Cornwall and after playing dodge the rain droplets I am looking forward to getting back to slapping about a bit of dough.

I am returning to my usual Tuesday and Saturday Bake days, so please have a look at my loaves menu and email me by 9pm the day before, with your order.

jo@josloaves.co.uk