Recently I was involved with a day of event execution at Freeland Hall on Whidbey Island. It was an elegant affair. The bride looked stunning; the groom was regal; the bag piper played a traditional Scottish wedding march and the weather was idyllic.
The caterer delighted and satiated everyone with a feast that encompassed all the senses and left you wanting for nothing. The best part of this event for me was my introduction to Tree-Top Baking. I know you must be giggling right about now, but a good baker on my end of the Island simply just does not exist!
I was stunned when the caterer pulled out a box of amazing product that was just so beautiful, delicate and fresh. I could care less what was going on at that very moment as I was astounded that something so simple was being produced right here on our Island and I did not know about it.
The Cultus Bay crackers were just so light, crisp and delicious with or without anything accompanying them. The Power Crisps were a hearty cracker, more like a crostini, that were substantial and daring to be put to use.
Effortless Entertaining is my mantra and these two products will make any table look good and add a delicious depth to cheeses, pates, and spreads.
After my own trip to market, we had an opportunity or two to devour our own goodies. The Pecan Sticky Buns and Caramel Pecan Rolls never made it until Sunday. The Pain au Chocolate and Croissants were just what we needed for a lazy Sunday in bed with the paper and coffee. The various breads we tried were made into paninis, served with salads and soups and then french toast. Good food never does last long around here.
Larry Lowary and Gerry Betz are the two fine men behind Tree-Top Baking in Clinton. They are passionate about bread making and I think, just might have a little fun along the way. Larry was gracious with me when I rang him to find out more about them and their products.
Tree-Top Baking produces a wide variety of hand-crafted breads, pastries and other sweets which vary from week to week. I invite you to visit their website, www.tree-topbaking.com or visit them at Thursday’s market in Oak Harbor or Saturday’s market in Bayview. You will be glad you made the trip!