Sunday, February 28, 2010

Bread



After church today, we had some errands to run and Rob wanted to stop by our local bakery to see if they had any Irish soda bread...



Our bakery is very large and is open around the clock. Customers come in, put on gloves and take a large paper sack. Then they walk around the conveyor belts and bins and huge racks of breads and pick the items that they want right off the racks and pop them in their sacks.



Rob always loves to do this. It is a happening, a special event for him.
The place is always full of people picking out their freshly baked goods...

... from the moment we walked in, the delicious smell of warm baked bread filled our senses and made our mouths water.
(We should have had lunch first).



Then, it was time...he had to make decisions....
...should we get the soda bread or maybe we should get this olive loaf or that rosemary bread...





Do you want any muffins or should we get bagels?



What are you making for dinner....should we get an Italian loaf or some French bread?



How about some club rolls for lunch?



...and on and on it goes.
I think it is painful for him...actually painful, to have to decide which mouth watering, delicious baked good will come home with us...





We came home with the Irish soda bread and also bought two warm cinnamon raisin bagels plucked hot off the conveyor belt....
....which we ate in the car...didn't even need butter!
Yummmm!

Yes, all I need is bread...
bread and cheese...
bread and cheese and wine...
bread and cheese and wine and chocolate.

Yes, that's all I need!

...and coffee.

A special Happy Birthday wish to Rob's Mom who is 88 years young today!
I couldn't have a more talented, creative and loving mother in law!

I hope you have a good night's rest and that the week ahead will be peaceful and calm.
Good night!
:)

39 comments:

Audra said...

My mouth was watering just looking at the pictures. I love Irish soda bread, we try to buy it each time we see it at our market. I am inspired to find a local bakery and purchase fresh instead of at our market.

Thanks for sharing.

onelovelygurl05 said...

An Italian loaf sounds delicious!

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

Mmmmmmm...I could smell the yeast as I was reading...what a treat!

Faded Charm said...

Looks like a fun place to shop. I hav to agree with you: bread, cheese, wine and chocolate. What more could a girl ask for? Maybe some coffee....

Enjoy your week.

Kathleen

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Mmmmmm, bread....I'll take one of each!

Happy Birthday to the MIL! :-)

Anne

Linda said...

My mouth is watering now also. I love fresh bread!

Sherrie said...

My most memorable meal was with my soon to be new husband, on a trip to Quebec City, up from southern Maine. We got fresh bread, still warm, from the oven and fresh cheese just delivered to the Farmer's market, and a great bottle of wine. Added to that was fresh seasonal fruit and some pate. Simple is good. I was in a beautiful place with special company, does it get any better than that. Now I am hungry for fresh bread. There goes the diet.

Piyush said...

I just finished dinner and I am already hungry again :)

Sea Witch said...

Truly the staff of life. I bet the smell is heavenly...the true aromatherapy. Sea Witch

Jane said...

I would go crazy in that place. I LOVE bread...any kind of bread! That looks like a fabulous bakery.
Jane

Becca said...

Wow! all that bread looks wonderful! I can't imagine having a nice bakery like that near by, I would be there all the time. Love the cinnamon bagel, oh ok, and ALL the others too! Thanks for sharing!

aimee said...

i love bread. even more so do my hips, thighs and stomach. darn those hips, thighs and stomach. who do they think they are any ways holding on to all that goodness!
blessings,
aimee

pam q said...

Oh my!

I just cannot even fathom a place like this!

We don't have a bakery here...

Heck, we don't even have a grocery store any more....

I love bread!

I would go wild in there!

Do you think I could I live there???

SweetMelissa said...

YUM!!!

Pierelantijntjes said...

What a happening is that. We don't have stores like that, and i can imagine it's hard to make a choise. My mouth is watering just by looking at the pictures.
Congratulations with your mother in law.
Greetings, Ester

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Laura
Happy Birthday to Rob's Mum!! Hi Nana!! hehe
I have to tell you this post is taunting me!! Wheat allergy and I have been VERY good lately.. I can feel a bread fix coming on.. all these glorious photos.. You know I can smell that bread from here!! hmm delicious!! Well you just brought back a forgotten childhood memory. We lived just up the street from one of the large commercial bakeries and we kids would walk down and buy direct from the 'door in the door'!! haha.. Oh the smell.... wonderful!!!
Have a great week Laura xx Julie

manon 21 said...

Aussi bon que le pain français??!!!**rires**


bonne semaine Laura


manon

It's me said...

Happy birthday to rob 's mum !! yammie yammie what a lot of delisious bread !!!

I can not choose.............i want them all!!

Enjoy your week greetz Ria

Villa König said...

Oh yummi yummi these breads look so delicious!
Hugs Yvonne

giftsofthejourney said...

Mmm ... bread is possibly my favorite food after ice cream. Your bakery looks like heaven on earth.

Lululiz said...

What an amazing place! The smell of freshly baked bread makes my mouth water, I dread to think would I would be like in a place like that. It wouldn't be a pretty sight, lol, that I am sure of. I THINK I am glad that we don't have anything like that over here, it would be just too tempting...........

cheryl kuhn said...

oh my goodness, I think I just packed on 10 lbs by looking at all those delicious carbs!!! I am so happy that you all enjoyed your trip, there is no better smell than being in a bakery!

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

TOTALLY agree with you on the "All you Need" list! Been wondering how much longer you will be in corporate america? deb

Ange said...

Well Laura, makes the humble baguette pale in comparison ;-) That being said, I caaaaaan offer you all you need, bread, wine and cheese - and even chocolate. hahaha!! mmm - I may just have to go and have some now!

The Country Nest said...

OMG, I could not decide. I want them all, I can almost smell it. How devine....wish we had a bakery nearby.
Hugs,
Donna

Rosemary said...

OMG, it all sounds so good. Wish we had a place like that here.
Have a great week Laura!
Rosemary

Emma said...

oh dear lord, you would never get me out of there!!
I can smell it throught the screen!
xxx
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GardenofDaisies said...

It must have smelled wonderful in that bakery! UMMM. Soda bread is fairly easy to make. :-)

Jacqueline said...

Dear Laura,
First of all, Many Happy Returns of the day to Rob's Mum. I hope that she has the BEST day. I would love to know what you have bought her. I'm sure it will be something amazing. Can you tell her that Jackie wants to know what her secret is, so that I can do the same !! haha.
What a fantastic bakery Laura. I don't know how you didn't resist taking home one of each ! XXXX

alette siri ane said...

This is something I would love to do !Just to taste all the different sorts too!Hve a nice week!

red ticking said...

eveyrthing you mentioned is so good for the soul... i just love this post... we have sooo much in common... xx

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful bakery! My little town doesn't even have a bakery, just goodies brought in by truck to the grocery stores. I loved looking at the pictures and imaginng how good it must smell.

Now I'm hungry. Lunch!!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

As you might know we make our own bread but that bakery would have me rethinking why bother!!!
We have nothing like that around here!
Happy Birthday to Rob's Mom!!!

xxx

vosges paris said...

hey! forget about the bread (although it is looking gorgeous) But look at the shelving unit!! it is a great piece of furniture !!
Don't you think... it reminds me of the postoffice/bakery unit of one of my previous posts. That is great industrial furniture.

Judy said...

I could just smell the bread after reading your blog and enjoying the pics. Think I gained a pound just doing that! LOL!! Wish there was a place around here that did this! I would visit often! Thanks for sharing!

Gaia said...

I'd love to work in a bakery even for a night or two or more... I'd love to learn all the secrets...

beautiful post!
Happy birthday to your young mother in law!

maurakeith said...

Oh my...that looks so good! It's time for bed and now I'm craving something with cinnamon and a cup of coffee.....
Hope your day was a good one. Maura

maryann said...

I would LOVE a bakery like that -- but I would buy EVERYTHING, so I guess it's good that we don't have one like that around here! :) Now I want some soda bread, though... :)

Anonymous said...

Can we know the name and location of this bakery? I would love to visit it if I'm ever in the area!