What you’re looking at right there is our new oven. That’s right: after baking up a storm since she started her bread endeavor back in September, Denisa had enough money to buy a new oven. She didn’t get anything super duper extraordinary–she just wanted a ceramic top, which is easier for her to clean, and a double oven, which will allow her to churn out bread twice as fast.
How’s her Breadweavers effort going? Very well. She’s attended multiple classes on starting a business, and she now has everything from labels to logos. She’s gearing up for an official LLC business soon here–probably early next year. In the meantime, she’s getting lots of practice and has baked up to about 25 loaves a day, although she only does that once or twice a week. She’s got 127 friends on Facebook, but is always looking for more. 🙂
Bread varieties include Vermont Cheddar, Artisan White, Cinnamon Raisin, Whole Wheat, Light Wheat, Potato Roasted Garlic and more. She also does rolls, buns, apple strudel things, and possibly even caramel apples. Hit up the link for all the details. She’s got deals in the works with two local stores to carry her bread . . . It’s come a long way from where she started, when she just wanted to have some good bread to eat. Then she thought selling a few loaves a week would be good–ten tops. We haven’t even really tried that hard to market it, and she’s been hard pressed to keep up with demand. I don’t know if she wants to ramp things up too much, though. Life is busy enough as is without having a full fledged bakery in our kitchen. 🙂
In any case, the oven’s here–what’s next? New sink? Cabinets? I think she plans on upgrading the kitchen, one component at a time. Congratulations, Denisa–your oven looks lovely, and I wish you many happy baking hours in the future.