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Sure... we make very special artisan sourdough breads, but when we want to surround our breads with the best accoutrements, we turn to some very special people and companies in the artisan food space. Last Sunday, Laura Ann of Laura Ann's Jams was kind enough to join us for a couple of hours to meet our customers and talk jam. Randomly, one of Laura Ann's long-time online customers came to our bakery and met Laura Ann for the first time in person! It was a jamazing time for all!
This Sunday, August 13th, from 2 to 4 p.m., Lisa Grabow of Beyond the Olive in Pasadena will be sharing her time and expertise at Random Acts of Breadness. Lisa's artisan foods company features many types of products but we're particularly fond of her Tapenades and we have a special spot on our front counter display rack for these outstanding chopped olive condiments. Almost one-for-one, when customers get a sample taste of one or more of these, they take one (or more) from the rack and add them to their take-home order! Can you say, "Muffuletta"?
This week at the bakery: Return of the Walnuts!
It's been a while since we made our original Cinnamon Raisin Maple Walnut Sourdough. (We switched to organic pecans when we found out that some folks can't have walnuts.) But then some of our customers very much liked the walnut version. So when I drove out to the Northridge Farmer's Market to pick up raisins from Benzler Farms, I picked up some organic walnuts as well. We'll have the walnut version of this bread fresh on Friday and Saturday. For Sunday we'll have frozen walnut loaves. And we have a limited amount of Cinnamon Raisin Maple Pecan loaves frozen. If you've had our frozen bread before, you know that it rehydrates very well when allowed to come to temperature sealed in the included zip bag.
Many of our customers buy more than one loaf of bread so they can freeze some for later use (or give it as a gift in the middle of the week). If you plan on freezing your bread, let us know so we can give you bread that's already frozen and double bagged. Many of the frozen loaves are already sliced, making it easy for you to take only the slices you want from the frozen loaf and letting them thaw in another sealed bag on your counter for about 30 minutes. We have fresh and frozen Country Loaves and the Cinnamon Raisin Maple Walnut/Pecan Loaves described above.
Here's 2-YA! Celebrate our 2-Year Anniversary with us all month long!
Random Acts of Breadness is located at 2214 West Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank (2-1/2 blocks east of Buena Vista on the south side of the street). Come to the bakery and sample our artisan wares, or order on line for bakery pickup, or have Breadness delivered or shipped to your door. You may also order by phone at 818-562-7303 and pay when you come pick it up. We're open Friday & Saturday 12 to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Reminder: If you (or someone you wish to gift) live within 120 miles of Los Angeles, we can ship on Thursday (via UPS Ground) and in most cases your Breadness Box will arrive on Friday (Saturday at the latest). Place your order before Thursday at noon here.
Enjoy a "slice of life" from Random Acts of Breadness!
From our hands to yours...
Randall Michael Tobin
Artisan Baker/Chef, PC, ACF
2214 West Magnolia Blvd., Unit A, Burbank, CA, 91506, United States of America
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