Once I've made it through all the hustle + bustle often associated with the holidays, I always feel a drive to get back to work. Don't get me wrong, I love the holidays. Getting the family together, sharing meals, sleeping in, wintery weather, getting dressed up for New Year's, great conversation, celebrating. I find peace in the ordinary, the day to day routine. I love it. There is beauty in the structure. For me, that means I'm back on my daily baking schedule. I'm back in the shop everyday.
This season we've acquired some new coffee-toys to play with. One of which is a bottomless portafilter. We love watching the espresso pour through. Also, new to the shop, VERY SOON, is some delicious pour-over coffee. We'll be experimenting with it this week!
In other news, Leavenworth currently looks like an icicle. We had some beautiful snow followed by some irritating freezing rain, BUT it's created this pretty amazing ice-land.