Good Morning on this beautiful Sunday!
We have some lovely new treats for you to enjoy!
Raspberry Fig Turnovers
GF Key Lime Cheesecake
Cinnamon Blueberry Cupcakes
Chocolate Cherry Mini Tarts
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
GF Orange Currant Muffins
Broccoli Cheddar Tempeh Bacon Quiche
Italian Veggie and Tempeh Calzones
Hope you are all getting a good start to your day and that we get to see you today!
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Hello Lovely Portland! Back to Eden would like to take this time to introduce the newest member of our team Kielly!
We thought the best way for everybody to get introduced would be a little question and answer time.
B2E: Let's start out with a little bit about yourself. Are you a life long Portlander, or a transplant?
Kiki: I am actually a very recent transplant! I just moved up here the end of December and have never
felt more at home than I do in this city! I have truly fallen in love with Portland, and its beauty
never ceases to amaze me!
B2E: So where did you move here from?
Kiki: I hail from Central California in a little city called San Luis Obispo. I've lived a pretty nomadic life
but SLO Town is definitely my home base.
B2E: How long have you been a Vegan?
Kiki: I've been Vegan for almost 6 years now. March is the magic marker!
B2E: Do you have any experience or background in baking?
Kiki: Professionally speaking, yes. I have been working as a baker the last 2 1/2 years as well as coffee
shops for another 5 or so years. Personally speaking, I have been baking and cooking my entire
life. If there was ever a calling or passion in my life it's this. I love, love, love food and I especially
love the creative freedom and joy that I get from Vegan baking!
B2E: Have all the bakeries you've worked at been Vegan?
Kiki: No actually, this is my first experience in a completely Vegan bakery (thrilled by the way), but I
have managed to systematically work in extensive Vegan lines of pastries in the bakeries I worked
at. I also had some Gluten Free options sneak in there too. I have to take care of all my peeps!
B2E: What is your favorite treat to make?
Kiki: Oh no! That's like asking a mother to choose her favorite child! Haha. It's changing all the time.
I love working with my hands so I will always have a deep passion for bread. It's such a
commitment and scientifically speaking, bread making absolutely fascinates me! But in terms of
sweet, yummy treats I absolutely love making cookies! There is something so comforting, safe, and
approachable about cookies. My whole mantra in terms of baking/cooking is just to love and take
care of people and cookies have always seem to hit the spot! That, and I have so much fun
expressing myself creatively through them!
B2E: What's your favorite treat that we have in the store right now?
Kiki: Oh my goodness! The Chai soft serve ice cream is blowing me away! It's my first experience with
soft serve since I became a Vegan and it's so exciting to be able to eat this again! I would also have
to say that the Spicy Pear Bundt Cake is amazing! Mmmm...too much goodness. Haha!
B2E: Awesome! Any final thoughts or words you want to leave with our readers?
Kiki: I am just so excited to be here! Feels like home already! I can't wait to get integrated into the
Alberta neighborhood and to get to know everyone! I just love people and love baking and I know
that Back to Eden is going to be the perfect marriage of the two!
Come by the shop and say hi to Kielly! Don't forget we have Moroccan and Italian Soy Free Calzones!!!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Hope you are all enjoying your day. We just wanted to send out a quick list of what's in store today!
Orange Blueberry GF Muffins (Soy Free)
Marionberry Spice Bread (Soy Free)
Chocolate Lover's Cake
Spiced Pear Bundt w/Lemon Glaze (Soy Free)
Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie
Carrot Cream Cheese Cupcakes
Orange Gingerbread Cake
Italian Veggie Calzones
Mushroom Leek Chard Quiche
And for a limited time only we are featuring Chai soft serve as our special flavor in addition to chocolate. FYI, the chai/chocolate twist is out of this world!! Make a sundae with ginger cream cookies and white chocolate chips and your in heaven!!
Thanks for all the love and support!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
What an absolutely stunning morning here in Portland!! And what a beautiful day to celebrate the returning light and the approach of Spring!! As we light our candles and say our blessings we give thanks for our incredible community that has made this such a great experience. It is a such pleasure to do business with you all and we wish you all a 2010 that is filled with light, love and inspiration!!
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls!!
Strawberry Oat Bread
Lemon Poppyseed Muffins (GF)
Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes (GF)
Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake (GF)
Raspberry Vanilla Cupcakes
Ginger Pistachio Cake
Blueberry Almond Tassies
Lemon Coconut Meringue Mini Tarts
Broccoli Cheddar Tempeh Bacon Quiche
Hope everyone gets the chance to soak up a little Vitamin D today!!
Thanks for all your support and have a terrific day!
Back to Eden