Photos of our past week will appear later today, I promise, but I wanted to kick you off to a sweet start today. Warning: I can not be held accountable for any mad rushes to the pantry or vending machine for a sweet snack caused by viewing the following photos.
Last week the Whole Foods Market Portland metro held a first ever combined Team Member appreciation party. It was pretty awesome to see over 1000 Team Members and their families milling about. Each store’s bakery team crafted a cake, to represent each store in the metro. We left before getting a slice, but man, did they look tasty.
Loving the talent and creativity of my coworkers.
Searching for a soy free grab and go dinner the other evening, I ran across this lovely at the Laurelhurst Whole Foods Market. Produced by Chez Dodo, Dholl Puri is a traditional Mauritian street food. Flat bread is stuffed with beans and vegetables, and when heated is both absolutely delicious, and a carb lover’s dream: bread, beans, potatoes.
I would guess that this could, when accompanied with rice, some veggies, a salad, feed two, but I ate it all. And I don’t regret it one bit.
Here’s where I, again, disclose that I work for Whole Foods Market, and the views expressed and mine, and mine alone.
The cookies at Kim Boyce’s Bake Shop are not for wusses. No soft bake, barely cooked centers here. These cookies, roughly the size of a tea cup saucer, are baked to krispy (intentionally spelled with a k so you fully get how krispy the crumb is) perfection, with each bite yielding a browned sandy crumb.
Ella and I went to check out Kim’s new bakery, Bake Shop New Years Eve, and learned our lesson the hard way, get there early for the best selection. Only open from 7am-2pm, we were lucky to get the last sweet and salty cookie when we rolled in at noon.
Just a buck apiece. Heaven.