Morning all,

Quite a few things to say this morning!

Firstly, hello to all new subscribers, thanks for signing up. There have been a few of you over the last couple of weeks. So I should probably explain how this works! Basically I send an email on a Wednesday morning listing breads that will be on sale at Great Oak Foods on Friday from 1pm. There are standard loaves and normally a couple of specials. Lots of people have a regular order so they just come and collect their usuals but you can also reply to this email to reserve loaves for Friday (Or just take a chance and come in from 1pm on Friday and see what spares there are – although… it is usually a bit chaotic!) Hope that explains it.

Oh yes it is fine to collect on Saturday (beware shop closes at 3pm) but obviously the bread won’t be quite so fresh.

No bread next week (20th) as we are off to Devon for our usual summer house-sitting, back the week after (27th). I’ve put the dates I will/won’t be baking this Summer on my website (, will do the same in the veg shop.

Apologies last week for the lack of olive/sun-dried-tomato olives ciabattas, I had an issue with my oven and they weren’t ready on time (and I was running late). Fingers crossed the oven is ok for this week’s bake

So onto the specials, this week I’m making Cheese & parsley sourdough with a hint of chilli.

Usual orders by Thursday morning at the latest please, otherwise collection from Great Oak Foods from 1pm on Friday

Finally, a plug for a great event that is happening this weekend. The launch of “Both Coed” in Llanidloes Community Woods (Allt Goch) is taking place this Sunday. I’ll be making sourdough pizza pasties/wraps on the open fire and there is loads of other stuff going on. All welcome. Meet at the old market hall in town at 11am for a procession up to the woods. For more info check out their facebook page. It’s going to be great! See you there hopefully.