Hi all, I'm a long time baker. 21 years now in one form or another. Very varied career. Always looking to learn more.
Lots of Canadians around here, particuarly this time of year when it is too hot south of the 49th parallel for most people to bake.
Myself, I'm in Vancouver.
Howdy Floydm, I am in the GVRD as well :)
Hi stoneking. Good to have you aboard. I am in Langley. Hope you find this site as helpful and entertaining as I do.
If you need any help on where to find local ingredients for bread baking, please drop me a line. Happy baking.
Great to hear from you! I'm nearby ;). I do have a good source for ingredients through work, and I assume Well Seasoned and Scoop and Save would be some other places? Do tell :)
Stoneking. Actually, as good as a culinary playground Well Seasoned is, it's a bit pricey. Haven't tried Scoop and Save. What do you pick up there?
I get all my whole grains and flours from Anitas Organic Mill in Chilliwack. A bit out of the way, but well worth the trip. Very well priced goods and high quality. For instance, a local health shop sells 100g bags of whole rye berries for about $3.50. Anitas you get them for half that. Transformed my breads from good to great tasting. Will never go back to Robin Hood or Rogers flours again. Also, I don't know what gear you use, but if you ever need any unglazed quarry tiles cheap, theres a local warehouse here in Langley. Picked up 10 tiles for like $6.00. They work great for bread baking just as a baking stone would.
I just checked out Scoop and Save's website and it looks like they only carry cake decorating andcake baking items. Do they also carry bread baking items/ingredients?