Friday, October 7, 2011

Our Little Bread Business

Our Little Bread Business


We want to thank you all for helping this project grow. Currently we are baking 90 loaves once a week. Our sales fluctuate by about 25 loaves. We are always looking for a way to increase and stabilize sales. So if you have any neighbors, friends or family that might want to get on our bread list please have them send us their email address. Or tell us and we’d gladly give you a loaf for them to try.

I have a few concerns that I want to share with you;

Please do not look at this message as way of asking you to buy more bread than you are using. Our feel is that we have several different types of customers, some buy 2 loaves a week and some buy 1 loaf a month. That is just perfect. We want to serve your individual bread needs.

If you have found that this is not the bread for you, just let us know and we will remove your name from this list. It will not hurt our feelings and yes we still love you!

If you ever get a loaf that you are not happy with, let us know and we will gladly replace it or refund your money.

Our goal is to bake a great product that serves a need in our community no more no less!

Thanks again Joe and Kathy

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Grilled Chicken Cacciatore

I met my friend george for a few beers tonight and he had a few very nice Quail for me. While driving home I decided that I'd make Cacciatore with the quail. This is my recipe, it's wonderful even if you don't have a friend like George to add quail.

Grilled Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore roughly translates to 'Hunter's style chicken.' Originally this dish was called 'Caccatoria' which meant 'Hunter's wife's chicken,' in reference to the traditional hearty dish served the night before the hunt.

Grated fresh Romano cheese
1 Whole fresh chicken, cut up
1/4 C Extra virgin olive oil
2 Medium white onions, peeled and chopped
6 CLOVES Garlic, peeled and minced
1 C Cabernet Sauvignon wine
3 C Plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced
3 C Beef broth
1 8-OZ CAN Tomato sauce
1/4 LB Italian brown mushrooms, rinsed and sliced
1/4 C Green olives, medium, pitted
Juice of 1/2 lemon
3 TBL Sweet butter
1/4 C Fresh Italian parsley, minced fine
1 Bay leaf
1 TSP Rosemary leaf, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 TBL Fresh Italian parsley

1. Grill chicken over medium-high heat until outside is well-browned, but do not fully cook. In a large sautÈ pan, over medium high heat, heat oil.
2. Cook onions until soft; add garlic and cook a minute or two more, to release flavor into the oil. Add chicken and stir. Add wine and simmer until liquid reduces to almost nothing (Be careful not to burn).
3. Add tomatoes, 2C beef broth, tomato sauce, lemon juice, butter, herbs, salt and pepper. Simmer for at least 45 minutes, then add mushrooms, and olives. Simmer for 10 minutes more. As sauce reduces, replace liquid with beef broth a little at a time. Garnish with parsley and Romano cheese.
4. Serve with boiled potatoes or orzo.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Lilly Daigneault Fund

We've set up an account with the vet for donations and We are getting the fund raiser together. I will keep you all advised.

The Lilly Daigneault Fund

Animal Health Services
P.O. Box 405
Cave Creek, AZ 85327