Delicious pastries, fresh strawberries, sunshine – pretty much a perfect Saturday morning in my opinion. I started the gorgeous day by wandering through the rows of Farmer’s Market booths, picking up some lemon cucumbers and a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Once I got a little hungry, I knew it was a great opportunity to try a new bakery! Everything on display at the Delphina’s Bakery booth looked incredible and I had seen their breads before but never tried them, so I thought it was a perfect place for my breakfast treats.
Some friends I trained for the Vancouver Marathon with invited me to go on a “bakery run” this past Saturday. The plan would include starting at New Cascadia Traditional bakery, which is owned by another runner, then after our run we’d meet back at the bakery for post-run treats. Duh, of course I was in.
New Cascadia was started by Chris and Teresa, the husband-and-wife team, after Chris found out he was gluten-intolerant. They started experimenting with gluten-free baking at home, then in 2007 became a vendor at one of the local Farmer’s Markets. With a growing loyal following, they opened their retail location in SE Portland.
Yesterday (July 24th) marked Brice and my two-year wedding anniversary! It’s crazy how quickly time flies! Our wedding day was amazing – our closest friends and family, the most beautiful venue at Garden Vineyards just outside of Portland, and fantastic food! In particular, our wedding cake was spectacular – a three-tiered, beautiful and delicious cake from Beaverton Bakery. We had three incredible flavors – Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Frosting, Chocolate Fudge with Ganache and Raspberry Jam, and Poppyseed with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting and Raspberry Jam.