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SPRING? REALLY?
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
wahoooooo Summer Markets are BACK!!
2012 - Season 3 of "scratch"
NEW ALBERTA APPROVED COMMERCIAL KITCHEN!!
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SPRING? REALLY?

DOESN'T LOOK LIKE IT - BUT IT IS SPRING!!
 
I keep looking outside and realizing that despite the snow, spring is trying desperately to arrive.  Birds are singing, the grass is attempting to become green, and kids are everywhere in shorts - even with snow on the ground still....
 
I find it hard to believe that another winter season has come and gone - and SUMMER markets are here once again!  I keep asking Father Time to slow down a little - but alas, my requests for longer days and slower Earth revolutions are ignored.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
 
I always find the new year refreshing. Time to reflect on the past year and plan new and exciting challenges and events for the new year ahead.  On a clean slate! I allow myself time to unwind after the busy summer (may-december) season, and get organized for the upcoming season of craziness!
 
2013 will be busy ofcourse! I am busy booking events and sales through the fall - and look forward to attending a few different events than previous years.  That means, ofcourse, that I will be unable to attend ALL of the sales I have done in previous years!

wahoooooo Summer Markets are BACK!!

We are all very excited around the ...scratch - homemade cakes and sweets commercial kitchen! 
 
Summer Markets are soon starting, AND we are now able to accept VISA, MC, AMEX and DEBIT!! 
 
I do, of course, need to spend some time figuring out how all this works, but am thrilled for the ease and convenience it will bring my customers!!
 
We have a few changes this summer to our market schedule.  As we bake fresh only and do not freeze we are limited to the time available to attend markets.

2012 - Season 3 of "scratch"

Well we did it! Or should I say I did it.... Wasn't sure I'd get through the summer, or the fall. Had more 22 hour work days than not but it was SOOO worth it. 
 
I love having a job that allows me to work from home and not commute when I'm that tired at 3am. I love that I am creating everyday and expressing my passion.  I love that I make my own hours - well, sometimes... lol
 
I am very thankful that our new ALBERTA APPROVED COMMERCIAL KITCHEN allows me to see product year round.

NEW ALBERTA APPROVED COMMERCIAL KITCHEN!!

PHEW!  Summer is over! 
 
Funny.. I'm sure I'm the only person I know that is looking forward to a couple of weeks of downtime - now that cooler weather is here and summer is gone...  Summer is our busiest time of year - 5 months of 18-22 hour days in hot weather with 4 - count em - 4 ovens going! lol 
 
Don't get me wrong - I  LOVE  MY  JOB!  I am thrilled that ...scratch    has become such a success - I just need a nap!
 
The biggest change this summer is that we completed the renovation to our garage and installed an ALBERTA GOV'T INSPECTED COMMERCIAL KITCHEN.

SUMMER IS HERE

If I didn't know better, I'd argue that summer is no where in sight... This afternoon, while preparing for market, my normally warm kitchen become cool and windy.  Hail flew from the sky and landed as mini snowballs - breaking into a thousand ice crystals all over the patio.  RAIN OR SHINE WE GO TO MARKET!!
 
It"s said that success is found at market by SHOWING UP.  THAT we do!!  Rain doesn't stop us!  I have baked fresh product for market, and not going means wasted time and money!

2011 MARKET SEASON BRINGS BIG CHANGES!!

People always say that
 CHANGE IS GOOD.... 
Scratch  is about to find out!
 
For one, our kitchen is changing!  That is, we have applied to become a Commercial Kitchen - allowing us to be a certified kitchen and take/sell products almost anywhere!!  We are awaiting Town approval and information, but are SUPER excited about this new adventure!!
 
For the summer market season, we have introduced a CUPCAKE FLAVOR OF THE MONTH!  Hoping to change up your regular purchases and try something new - maybe in a combo pack!
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