If you're anything like me you found yourself doing some soul searching during the beginning of the pandemic and are perhaps were even feeling a bit lost. I know I sure was! My self employment income was non existent, our homeschool out of the house options ended and I went into survival mode.
For me, although the feelings of loss were downright gruesome, something was found in the first weeks of this pandemic that was lost for a long time. It was my passion for baking. I suppressed that passion for SO long for so many reasons. Many of which I still can't quite put my finger on but the biggest reason being the loss of my Mom. Whenever I would bake it would unbury emotions I thought were dealt with so rather than pushing through I mostly gave it up!
You see, when I'm in survival mode I tend to put my head down, put my blinders up and get to work. For several years that's all I did. I worked, worked and worked some more. We worked our way right out of massive debt, into eight FREE vacations and our very first home! I can't very well complain about an ounce of it! I worked from home, doing what I loved and doing it well. Those blinders did a really great job of keeping me focused and dedicated.
Now that my blinders are pulled clear off my face and thrown in the burn pile, right along with my home party income, I had plenty of time to think and reflect. Out of necessity I pulled out some of my Mom's recipes and got to baking some bread and other comfort foods to feed my families bellies and our soul. That allowed time for reflection (you're talking hours between risings lol) and the openness to let some of my passions come through.
Everything came back to what was right under my nose...baking! It has always fueled my soul. And it fuels my soul in another way entirely to witness the satisfaction of others enjoying my baking!
I'm excited to pursue that passion through Rachael's Bread. Thank you for enjoying this journey with me whether you're local and can enjoy my goodies in person or distant and enjoy the online camaraderie on Facebook at Rachael's Bread.
Thanks for your support and sharing!
Wife, Mother of three, Chicken Momma, gardener and your newest neighborhood bakery!
One of the recipes that carries over still to this day since beginning my micro bakery business is my Mom's Maple Oat recipe. This was a star at Nancy's Place in Vermont when she had her bakery/coffee shop. If you haven't tried it I highly suggest it! I bake this loaf and dinner rolls a few times a month, usually on a Saturday.
My kiddos Mason (13) and Maddie (12) each have their own mini businesses going at our families shack on 149 too! Mason makes Chocolate Chip Granola and Maddie makes Fudgie Brownies. Both are AMAZING!! By shopping these two items you're helping them reach their financial and business education goals. Thanks for your support!