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Kombucha

Raincoast Kombucha at The Bakery, Sechelt BC

Have you heard of Kombucha, the drink that the ancient Chinese called the “Immortal Health Elixir’?

I was gifted a bottle a few Christmas’s ago by a lovely woman named Rachel who works for The Bakery. The non-descript bottle looked a bit interesting in that it had a yellowish tinge to it and had some sediment forming on the bottom. Rachel assured me that it was meant to look this way and was safe to drink her home brew. I was pleasantly surprised by the taste of the drink after working up the courage to consume it. It was months later that I started noticing it in the local grocery stores. Seems that there was something to this fancy elixir….

Enter an abundance of health benefits. Detoxification, joint care, digestion aid and gut health, immune boosting to name a few. Kombucha gives your body what it needs to heal itself. Pretty amazing.

During the summer of 2014 an amazing woman named Christina made an appointment with me to let me sample a few different flavors of Kombucha that her company Raincoast Kombucha was making and distributing out of Powell River. I was so impressed by all the different flavor combinations. I agreed on the spot to purchase a few cases and see if customers in The Bakery enjoyed the experience as much as I did.

The response has been fantastic.

Kombucha can be described as an acquired taste but in my experience there is a flavour for everyone.

Come down and try one yourself, you may find yourself hooked!

Kombucha, Paleo & Cookies

 

Our goal at The Bakery is to provide healthy, delicious & nutritious options for you and this month we would like to introduce you to a few newest additions to our menu…

Paleo Nut Bars

These yummy little bars are packed full of protein with a touch of sweetness and make for a tasty grab n’ go snack to satisfy your hunger when you’re on the go.

Kombucha

Kombucha is a fermented sweet tea filled with healthy yeast & bacteria that makes a tummy feel good. We are pleased to carry Raincoast Kombucha, made right here on the Sunshine Coast in Pender Harbour.  Try them all and decide your favorite!…  Liquid Sunshine, Old Growth Chai or Ferrytale Rose

Breakfast Cookie

Have you tasted our new Vegan & Gluten-Free Breakfast Cookies? Full of delicious goodness guaranteed to start your day right. Pair it with a Chai Tea Latte or Organic, Fair Trade Coffee for the perfect grab n’ go breakfast.

 


Christmas Wishes to You…

Everyone at The Bakery is wishing you a joyous holiday celebration with family and friends!

 

We are pleased to announce our latest Lunch Winner’s…

Congratulations to Steve Weave & Marisa Alps!

Winners of a $20 Gift Card each

 

Fall 2014 News

We are pleased to announce our latest Lunch Winner’s…

Congratulations to Eric Pinfold & Lisa R.!

Winners of a $20 Gift Card each

Big Thanks!

Thank you to everyone who helped us raise over $900 for our local Food Bank.  Your donations helped to make a difference in our community!

Did You Know About Our New Hours?

New Hours at The Bakery | Now Open at 6am!

 

July News

We are pleased to announce the June 2014 Lunch Winner…

Congratulations to
Liz Hennessey!

Winners of a $20 Gift Card each

Have you seen our new benches?

We’ve been getting rave reviews about our gorgeous new outdoor benches.
Come sit awhile, enjoy our fresh summer selections on beautiful sunny outdoor patio

new outdoor bench seating at The Bakery

May News

We are pleased to announce two winners this issue  for April and May 2014 Lunch Winner…

Congratulations to
Luke Stephens and Josie Ciaraulo!

Winners of a $20 Gift Card each

Picnic on the Sunshine Coast, BC

The Bakery is pleased to introduce the first Picnic Basket or Backpack Rental Service on the Sunshine Coast, BC! Choose your goodies and head to your favourite beach, park or trail. Visit our Picnic on the Coast information page for all the details

May-Rent-a-Basket

Helping Students Gain Work Experience

Culinary Institute of Vancouver IslandThe Bakery is excited to offer a practicum placement for students of the Professional Baking & Pastry Arts program at Vancouver Island University. We appreciate the opportunity to help VIU students gain valuable workplace experience so they can train better and be more productive employees for the industry. For more information about this program please visit the VIU website.

March News

We are pleased to announce our January 2014 Lunch Winner…

Congratulations to Michelle Minor!

Winner of a $20  Gift Card

Make the most of the long Easter weekend and fill the house with the smell of spiced buns baking.

HOT X BUNS

Prep 45 min | Cook 15 mins | Serves 12

Ingredients:

For the dough

  • 450g strong white flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 x 7g sachets easy-blend yeast
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 150ml warm milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 50g unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
  • oil, for greasing

The spices and dried fruit

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • ¼ tsp grated nutmeg
  • 100g currants

To decorate

  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar

You can view the directions for this recipe here:

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/400617/hot-cross-buns

Hot Cross Bun Superstition

English folklore includes many superstitions surrounding hot cross buns. One of them says that buns baked and served on Good Friday will not spoil or mold during the subsequent year. Another encourages keeping such a bun for medicinal purposes. A piece of it given to someone who is ill is said to help them recover.[6]

hotXbunspost

An advertisement announcing the sale of hot cross buns for Good Friday in a Hawaii newspaper.

Sharing a hot cross bun with another is supposed to ensure friendship throughout the coming year, particularly if “Half for you and half for me, Between us two shall goodwill be” is said at the time, so some say they should only be cooked one at a time. Because there is a cross on the buns, some say they should be kissed before being eaten[citation needed]. If taken on a sea voyage, hot cross buns are said to protect against shipwreck. If hung in the kitchen, they are said to protect against fires and ensure that all breads turn out perfectly. The hanging bun is replaced each year.[6]

read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_cross_bun

February 2014 News

We are pleased to announce our January 2014 Lunch Winner…

Congratulations to JUDY PRESTON!

Winner of a $20  Gift Card

 

To celebrate all the wonderful chocolate goodness that comes to us in February I found this fabulous chili recipe that includes cocoa which adds some rich flavour to the chili.

Chocolate Chili

Prep 20 min | Cook 2-3 hours | Serves 6-8

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 medium onions, diced (about 2 cups)
4 cloves garlic, minced (about 4 teaspoons)
2 pounds ground beef
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon salt
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1 can (14.5 ounces) fire-roasted, chopped tomatoes
1 can (14.5 ounces) beef broth
1 cup water

You can view the directions on her blog here:
http://www.theclothesmakethegirl.com/2009/02/22/my-favorite-chili-recipe/