World Class Baker

Friday morning in Sonoma means heading over to the local farmers market for some hometown goodness. While filling our basket with heirloom tomatoes and basil, our noses were taken captive by a local craftsman baker. Just past several tables and tents, stood Mike (a.k.a. the bejkr) surrounded by specialty breads, a display of true rustic beauty. I stood there for a while in awe but, since there was a line forming, had to make some quick choices – baguettes, asiago/roasted onion/potato bread, and whole wheat pretzels (still warm). Upon getting home, we tore some pieces off the baguette. Hmmm, dense rich “meat” with perfectly cracked, slightly blackened roasted exterior. Nothing else was needed, but a little bit of ham and tomatoes were later added.

Lastly, I must comment about his smart packaging. I love the simple use of waxed twine and unmarked kraft paper (my preference as well). According to Mike, this is all the wrapping one needs to keep his bread fresh for a day or two.

Mike is also a member of the U.S. Baking Team (I had no idea!). You can read more about him and support his journey at


About Lizelle Green

Hello, my name is Lizelle Green and I’m a creative curator of things relating to food, design, style, paper, and photography for moms. My home, and inspiration, is warmed by two exuberant children, a thoughtful husband, and affectionate dog. I do hope you come by often! { All images are by Lizelle Green unless otherwise noted. }
This entry was posted in Food & Drink, Paper, Travel and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s