4/20 Today’s Menu

Today’s plan 4/20/18

 

Gluten-free & Vegan Donuts

GF / DF Lemon Blueberry Muffins

GF & Vegan Chai Spiced Pumpkin Flax Muffins

Lemon Bars were a big hit yesterday we are making another round (I love the smell in the kitchen!!!)

Rainbow cereal Treats

Pb Chocolate Cereal Treats

PB Brownies

Ginger cookies Sandwiches with Brown Sugar Frosting

Experiment

Coconut Bundt Cake Slices with Lime Glaze

Apricot Almond Orange Bars

Brownies, Pizza Crusts and ask for loaves of bread form the freezer

Giggles and pride

 

Today’s menu 4/19

Today Menu 4/19/18

 

GF/DF/Soy Free Lemon Bars

GF & Vegan Banana Chocolate chip muffins

GF & Vegan Chai spiced Pumpkin Flax Muffins

Gf & Vegan Donuts

Better Than Nutter Butter Sandwich cookies

Cookies, Cereal Treats, Brownies, Pizza Crusts

Coffees, Teas, Mexican Coke & Sprite and Circle City Kombucha

Smiles and self est

Today Menu 4/19/18

GF/DF/Soy Free Lemon Bars
GF & Vegan Banana Chocolate chip muffins
GF & Vegan Chai spiced Pumpkin Flax Muffins
Gf & Vegan Donuts
Better Than Nutter Butter Sandwich cookies
Cookies, Cereal Treats, Brownies, Pizza Crusts
Coffees, Teas, Mexican Coke & Sprite and Circle City Kombucha
Smiles and self esteem!

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Today’s menu 4/15

Sunday 4/15/18

Remember we are open at 12-4 today

We’ll have

GF/Vegan Donuts

Lemon Blue Berry Muffins

Rice Tapioca Bread

Yeast Dinner Rolls

Pizza Crusts

Toaster Waffles

Corn Bread

The experiment-

Coconut Cake with Lime Glaze

The olive oil cakes and lime bars were a hit there maybe one batch of each.

Brownies

Cookie Dough Filled Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes

Cereal treats

Better than Nutter Butter Sandwiches

Ginger with brown sugar Frosting cookies sandwiches

 

As a teaser, on Tuesday J wants to try the strawberry balsamic vinegar from the Olive Mill. You may see a GF/ DF Oat bar with a Mixed Berry glaze or possibly a citrus one with an almond crust and apricot. I saw his scribbling when I got home last night.

I want to congratulate Jimmy Kiefel. He sold out last night! Kudos to Jimmy, his family and all that attended  Thank you

We’ll see you at the shop Thanks for allowing me to have the best job in the world.

4/14 Let Them Eat Cake and some other goodies

4/14 Let Them Eat Cake!

It’s Chef J’s day off but he’ll be in in the afternoon to make a Lego brick cake!!! Expect pictures!!!because it’s going to be too cute!

 

Everything is GF and DF some vegan options

We will have donuts, Banana vegan chocolate chip & lemon blueberry muffins at the start of the day

 

We will have another round of Lime cornmeal bars with a blueberrys glaze

And the blood orange cake with blood orange glaze

(We need to perfect our recipes)

 

Today it’s all about the cupcake

Chocolate vegan with Chocolate frosting and Peanut butter frosting!

Lemon Cupcakes

Hummingbird cupcakes with mock cream cheese frosting

Carrot cupcakes with brown sugar frosting

Edible cookie dough stuffed Monster Cupcakes

 

And the usuals, cookies, cereal treats, brownies, pizza crusts, and giggles and smiles!

 

 

Today’s Plan Friday the 13th!!!!!!!!!!! Blood Orange Cake

I told you to expect the unexpected

Today’s experiment

Blood Orange cake with an Blood Orange Glaze made with the Olive Mills Blood Orange Olive Oil

You will also find

NO DONUTS it’s a muffin day

Lemon Blue Berry Muffins

Banana Chocolate chip muffins

Chocolate cupcakes GF + Vegan

Chocolate PB Cupcakes GF + Vegan

Humming Bird with Mock Cream cheese Frosting

Possibly Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Plus the usual

Cereal Treats, Cookies, Cookie Sandwiches, Brownies, Pizza Crusts, Coffee, Tea, Circle City Kombucha laughter, smiles, pride & dignity

Today’s Plan- 4/12 Some out there stuff

Today’s Plan- 4/12

Donuts will Be back!!!!!! Gf & Vegan  NO MUFFINS

Experiments

Lime Cornmeal Bars with Blueberry glaze(GF, DF, Soy Free)

Orange Chiffon Bundt cake with Blood Orange Glaze (GF, DF)

Chocolate chip vegan cookies

Lemon Daisy Cake!!!!

We have a loaf of bread

We may try rolls again

We’ll be busy

Plus the cereal treats, brownies, cookies, apfelkuchen cakes, pineapples upside down and Circle City Kombucha, Loose Teas, Cooper Moon Coffee and

Smiles and Laughter

Today’s plan 4/11

Today’s Plan- 4/11/18

We will have the usual

Cookies, Brownies, Cereal Treats, Better Than Nutter Butter Sandwiches, Pizza Crusts

In the case or on my guys task analysis sheets are

Pineapple Upside Down Cakes

Apple Bundt with Honey Glaze

Dinner Rolls

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Brown sugar frosting (?)

We will be experimenting with a Chocolate balsamic vinegar!!!

Looks like a sunny warm. Perfect to take a stroll on the Monon and stop by for a treat!

Happy Day to you all

New lesson learned and todays menu

Lesson learned yesterday, J cannot have a day off after we’ve been on the news! Also, I thought we prepared but we weren’t prepared to run out of sugar, eggs and brown rice flour! At 4:00, my husband had to make a Costco run. It was a great day for enterprise Please come on back and see my guys.

Today, as promised bread. We are starting slow.

Rice Tapioca loaves

Toaster Waffles- to take home and freeze then toast not eat in the store

Corn Bread

Pizza Crusts

Dinner rolls- We’ll have these out to sample  with Olive Mills jams

If we can get it done next week, we’ll add another loaf.

Mini Carrot Cakes w/brown sugar frosting

Gorilla Vegan Cupcakes( Banana w/chocolate frosting)

Lemon cupcakes

Yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting

Sandwich cookies, brownies, cereal treats, and the 4 signature cookies, snickerdoodles, lemon almond, ginger and chocolate chip

Put your bells on and cross your fingers for us

April 7 th- Today’s Experiments/Menu

Yesterday was a lot of fun. We are settling into operations and our roles. Now it’s time to have some fun. We learned how not to make a cake pop, giggled, and showed off on the News WTHR13

Today we will be attempting (all GF & DF)

Cookies and cream cake pops again

Dairy Free White Chocolate Drizzle Chai Spiced Pumpkin Mini Bundt Cakes

Puzzle Piece Princess cakes

We have great lemon cake but we are going to try a vegan cupcake version

Chocolate vegan cupcakes

plus the basics

brownies, 4 signature cookies, pizza crusts, and better than Nutter butter sandwiches, PB Chocolate cereal treats

Plus Cooper Moon coffee, Loose Tea, Circle City Kombucha, Mexican Coke & Sprite, and juice

Keep your fingers crossed for us!!

 

 

 

 

 

Reflections on two weeks in business, a race, bread and new Sunday hours

Reflections on two weeks in business, a race, bread and toaster waffles

 

So not only did we get open, they’ve made it through two weeks. Sam, the bigger little brother and I finished the Carmel Half Marathon. Somewhere in the process of opening the store, I decided to register for the Carmel Half marathon with my younger son. I thought it was a clever idea. I would be working towards a goal for me, possibly lose some weight and get some balance of taking care of myself and the business. To say I’m an optimist is an understatement.

What I’ve learned in the last two weeks from both the race and setting up daily procedures is that sometimes you take giant leaps, tiny baby steps, stumbled or even a couple of steps backward but EVERY STEP MATTERS! Whether we move forward or backward, we learn.

We have had a few rough moments, but some great moments. Someone that was once a package and label diva has become a social butterfly at the counter. Four new jobs for people on the spectrum have been created. Hours have increased for my employees that can work full time. A person who was told was appropriate for a sheltered workshop has proven herself as a valuable member of our team.  She’s soon to be our next packaging and labeling diva and social media star.

One big step happened this morning with Chef J, who may have stumbled with behavior over the last two weeks. He told me he was tired of making the donuts. One, he communicated a feeling. Two, prior I would have thought he’d be happy repeating the same list for the next 40 years! No more reliance on repetitiveness.  He’s becoming more flexible. Three, he problem solved and came up with a new plan without becoming frustrated. You can go back and review our social media posts from this morning. You’ll see it took him 5 minutes to write down a new plan while working alongside a new co-worker, without becoming frustrated or having any problem behaviors. There’s no denying he’s the boss of the place.

One thing we figured out was we are open too early on Sundays. Going forward we will be open 12-4. On Sundays, we will offer loaves of bread, Rice Tapioca, White Sandwich, Irish Brown Bread, pizza crusts and cornbread. In addition, I am thinking of offering toaster waffles. Not too eat at the shop but to take home freeze and toast. Please make a comment and let me know if you’d be interested. I want to teach J the critical thinking skills of arranging and timing all those different doughs proofings and baking. For sure, he’ll be the boss!

For those of you who have made it in, come back and see how much better they are getting at everything. Others come see the giant leaps they are taking. Maybe my optimism will rub off on you. Maybe it won’t. Regardless my guys will make an impression on you!