Friday, December 14, 2007

Winter Break

Well I know I'm a bit early for this post, but I wanted to catch any new customers that may receive a Christmas gift from Hearth Leaven Loaves. The last Belhaven Market of 2007 is Dec 22nd. The market will reopen in April. I know some of the vendors will be glad to have a little break. I will too, in fact I already have some home projects lined up for my "off time". And I have many things I could do for HLL (spruce the website up, work on a new display....) Oh and my very devoted husband would love to have some time away on Saturday for a change!

If anyone wants to order from me you can email me from this website, there is a link on the left side of the page. I will be glad to bake bread, cookies, cakes, biscotti, etc. for you while the Market is off.

We have 2 markets left so come and see me.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

The Holidays are Here!!!!

Ok, so where is the gingerbread mans foot? Everyone knows that food pictures are supposed to be perfect- you've heard the lengths the industry goes to (glue for milk to look thick...) Well I am a baker not a professional photographer, and my dear husband just doesn't always have time to help me.

Well this time of year like everyone else I've been shopping, wrapping presents, getting our Christmas card together. And I have been very busy baking. I didn't take the time to take a pic of my cute gingerbread men & St. Nicholas's until after the market was over and my poor leftover guys had been ridden around in the truck, and exposed to 80˚ Mississippi December weather. So his foot fell off and who could blame him.

I promise if you come to see me at the market I will sell you an intact gingerbread man or St. Nicholas. And I'll try to get some pictures of St. Nicholas up too! They are very cute, for more information about fun St. Nicholas activities I found this website:

My yummy & cute gingerbread men are made from whole wheat & whole oat flour, without refined sweeteners except for the icing. They are as healthy as I could get gingerbread men and are kid tested & approved (adults like them too!).

Ingredients: dough (whole wheat flour, cage free organic eggs, succanat, organic blackstrap molasses, organic raw cane sugar, butter, whole oat flour, canola oil, fresh ginger, lemon & orange zest, spices, salt, baking soda, cream of tartar), icing (powdered sugar, pasteurized egg whites, organic vegetable dyes), dark chocolate decorative pearls