Friday, June 24, 2011

IT'S NOT IMPORTANT HOW BIG IT IS, IT'S WHAT YOU DO WITH IT



This is Victoria's first oven when she started GF PATISSERIE. A 1/4 sheet sized Barbie kitchen oven. Popular with Realtors who at Open Houses like to lure you in with the smell of freshly baked cookies....Bought on EBAY. It arrived broken of course. The door would not stay open when you loaded the sheets.

It held maybe 12 cookies or 4 loaves of bread.  Can you imagine? The advantage was that Victoria could schlepp it in and out of community kitchens she rented, while she had her booth at the Bearspaw Farmers' Market. Cross contamination was Victoria's biggest concern from day one. Not once did she use anyone's equipment, not even a spatula, when baking at those places.

"What if no one buys my bread?", was her Sunday morning question, "Then I eat it.", was my repetitive answer. Of course I never had to.
The rest is history. And yes, Victoria got a slightly larger oven.




Thursday, June 23, 2011

A NOTE FROM THE NEW OWNERS


NEW UPDATE. PLEASE CLICK:





This Saturday, June 25th, is Victoria's last day at GF PATISSERIE in Cochrane. Starting next week, the team of Milk Tiger Lounge will take over and bake. With limited hours.
For any questions, please call Rich Adams, (403) 612-5687

Please look at the enclosed note from Rich and if you can please, repost, twitter or email forward to all your Celiac friends.

Victoria is expressing her sincerest Thank You and is going to send you all an email before she is headed on vacation.

This Blog will continue, less tooting the  (GFP) horn, more telling you things that may relate (or not) to what interests you.










Wednesday, June 22, 2011

BBQ FOOD TRUCK

Calgary. Alberta. Canada. Not really an ideal location to go into the food truck business. With those 47 days of warm weather we get, it's a pretty short season.  But then, there is a fleet of food trucks in Edmonton apparently, they even put together a food truck festival this month. What do I know about the food industry.


Anyway. Thanks to Chowhound ( http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/791219) you can find out about a Calgary based Food Truck, which from Wednesday through Sunday is parked outside BBQ Galore on Edmonton Trail and ensures that our friends to the north are not too far ahead when it comes to food trends. I mean, come on. Edmonton? Since when?

Housed in a converted RV, Jody from JoJo's BBQ, serves BBQ. Smart move. A Cowtown food truck sticks to what Calgary eats. Meats.
No Portland Fusion stuff. Just basics. Add some excellent Slaw, and maybe the best garlic fries you ever had, we got a winner.

I ordered a Brisket sandwich, which was the best brisket in my memory. Skip the bun people, all else is gluten free in that meal I had. Maybe ask for a little more Slaw than what I got, but all else, excellence in a truck.


46 DAYS OF FINE WEATHER REMAINING


GLUTEN FREE BBQ SAUCE MAKES YOU HAPPY


CURBSIDE LUNCHING

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

GLUTEN FREE SLIDERS

Sliders. Mini Hamburgers. Not my first choice at any restaurant, but for fun they are good. I prefer my large hunk of Burger.

Victoria experimented with her Hamburger Buns one day and for future licensed bakery owners, she has the recipe ready. Gluten Free Mini Hamburger Buns.

They turned out great, I toasted them a little bit, added all the good stuff, lettuce, tomato, pickle, cheese and cocktail sauce. Some roasted potatos on the side, Isabella polished off her set of three before I was ready with own, regular, man sized Hamburger. So. Coming soon to a gluten free bakery near you.

















DONE. ATE THREE!


MAN SIZED!