I haven't been posting as much these days, partially due to the fact that I'm on a diet. It's a very boring diet that mostly has to do with eating a lot of beans. Here's what I've learned from the experience:
IT IS VERY HARD TO BE ON A DIET AND ALSO BE A BAKER.
Case in point:
Why was I cheating on my diet? Because I had some very important baking to do. These delicious peanut butter pies were part of a sample box I put together for an interview:
Yes, I said interview. Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting an inspiring woman whose family is working on a wonderful project. I'm hoping picnic will become a part of that project. Even if it doesn't, they have my full support! Here's what they are all about:
Betsy and Jack Rix, owners of the (recently closed) Red Vic movie house have unleashed their future plans for the history-laden space on San Francisco's Haight St. Their intentions? To create a food-centric incubator for budding entrepreneurs to get started before moving on to their own storefronts.
I was really excited to learn about their idea when I first read the article about it in the SFist: http://sfist.com/2011/10/25/red_vic_movie_house_could_become_fo.php
But, I learned even better things when I went to the Red Vic's website to find their contact info. They are also trying to "help create change in the local food system by focusing on local, sustainably grown food." Not only are they trying to help baby businesses get off the ground, they're also trying to make a positive change in our food system. I think I can get behind that!
Will picnic be one of the vendors there? I really hope so. If not, I will surely be visiting them when they open to support their cause!