Last year, research suggested you may live a longer, healthier life by adding 28 grams of whole grains to your daily diet. The research was based on data spanning 25 years and over 100,000 people. This is great news for all of us who are trying to lead healthy lives!
There are actually even more recent studies that correlate the results of several different studies together to look at trends of data. One of the articles, published in the journal Circulation, analyzed fourteen studies, which included 786,076 total participants. Another study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), reviewed 45 prospective studies, … Continue reading »
Have you ever purchased or received a bread basket gift from our shop? There is always a tag attached…not the price!… a little tag that says “Handmade with a story.” Recently, I was blessed to be able to spend 3 days learning more about those stories.
The seeds were planted for me back in the 90’s. After leaving the professional world, I longed to be able to have a sense of purpose outside of the home while raising our children. I came across the National Green Pages. This magazine opened my eyes to how we can vote with our … Continue reading »
I have a few of Mark Bittman’s cookbooks. I’ve never been interested in “diet” books. But when I saw Bittman’s take on a diet book, VB6, I was intrigued. What caught my eye was the picture of him on the back panel; compared to his previous books, he looked like he had lost 50 pounds!
For the last couple of years, I’ve watched my weight move up a slow incline and I was looking for something to change the
trend. As I was heading “over the hill”, I was hoping my weight would too so that it could start a steady descent! … Continue reading »
When our bakery opened my kids’ ages ranged from 0 to 6 years old. We made sure that they weren’t forced to be there hours upon hours hoping that they would not be sick of the bakery by the time they were teenagers!
Through the years, I’ve had to combat “mother’s guilt” of working in the store instead of spending more time with my kids. I’ve learned that having the children with us in the store means I get the best of both worlds! Now, Stewart takes a kneading shift at the bakery on weekends. When I’m helping customers, it’s so fun to turn around and … Continue reading »
That’s what a friend from Boston asked last week and I was at a loss for words! A million thoughts flooded my brain but I couldn’t verbalize any of it. “Do you have 5 minutes or 50 minutes?”
When I think about King Cakes, it’s just the tip of the iceberg as a symbol of Mardi Gras season in Acadiana! The memories of Courir de Mardi Gras flood back from my childhood in Eunice — hiding from the masked revelers as they begged for a chicken or grabbed our arms to dance with us on Mr. Coonie Brown’s farm.
Then, the Colorado memories of anticipation … Continue reading »
There are so many memories that flood my brain when I think of our 10 years in the bakery. Two days before we opened the bakery, The Times published a great 5 page article about our endeavor! I looked to see what we had to say back then and if things had changed…
The 2005 article states, “Many of the bakery’s ingredients come from local growers and suppliers.” Sure enough, for 10 years, we’ve used Bernard’s Acadiana Honey, a key ingredient in our bread. We … Continue reading »
Burgers…Coming up on the Fourth of July Weekend, it’s the subject at hand. If you happened to be at the Farmer’s Market at the Horse Farm a couple weeks ago, we were celebrating Father’s Day with burgers made with local ingredients: Gonsoulin grass-fed beef, veggies from Helping Hands Farm and Inglewood Farm, Russell’s Cajun Barbecue Sauce, and last but not least: Great Harvest burger buns. What an inspiration!
Making a meal (like burgers) using fresh local ingredients enables creativity & ingenuity … Continue reading »
Cookies for Dad
I think that Father’s Day is harder to shop for than Mother’s Day. For Mother’s Day I buy my wife some flowers, take her and the kids to church, and eat a nice lunch. At 1pm I can say that Mother’s Day was a great success.
I don’t know what to do with another #1 Dad coffee mug. I’ve won an ugly tie contest with one of the ties that I’ve been given. I don’t need another grilling apron or Saints logoed item. With those three sentences I’ve knocked out most items dads are given… now do you see … Continue reading »
G. Harvest was a man who experienced more in one month than most men experience in one decade. His adventures inspire the foods that we make. Here’s the story behind our Honey Bunnies.
Hunting in South Louisiana is almost a Rite of Passage for a boy. It’s his first step into a man’s boots. I remember that evening around the campfire the night before my first hunt, sitting among the men for the first time without my mother to look after me. I remember the heavy silence among the men as we walked out to the duck blind. I vividly remember that goose flinching … Continue reading »
My employee called me out of the office. I was aggravated – yet another interruption. Can’t I just get some work done? As I walked from my side of the counter into the lobby, I could smell the stench. Then I saw the stench. I was internally holding my nose to talk to him. His hair was disheveled; his clothes- dirty and stinky. “I was just wondering if you could help…” I was quick to explain that the homeless shelter had just picked up the rack of excess bread and sweets. I proceeded to explain where the shelter was located and … Continue reading »