Today was a typical Wednesday for me. I got to do some paperwork at home before going to the bakery. What was different was that I had many things already prepped for tomorrow so I did not have to work so much, or so hard.
I was out of croissants so I made two batches. I was supposed to freeze one but I forgot in the middle and just kept rolling them. So, I can leave them refrigerated tomorrow for Friday that will be no problem, but maybe I will need them tomorrow since it is market day in Inca. With the expected rain, who knows?!?!?!?
One thing I noticed today was how many customers came in to the store looking for bread, and I kept hearing Sandy have to explain that on Wednesday’s we do not bake bread. I think this must change. If people want bread we must provide it first and foremost.
I really do not know how businesses survive, at least in Spain. There are so many taxes and charges, and fees, and more that it is nearly impossible to see green. For me, this is quite true. I suppose at some point things will turn and we will start making money, but this first year is going to be a doozie for sure 🙂
Friday night I decided to do sushi for tapas. I want to do something different and I want a break from the same routine. So, here is my planned menu:
1. spicy edamame in a bowl
2. caviar on avocado cucumber roll (nori on outside. Sushi inside only half way with caviar filling the rest)
3. avocado cucumber mango roll
5. cucumber roll with avocado on outside (from inside out: cucumber, nori, rice, avocado)
I am not sure exactly how much work this will be. I mean, I know how long it takes to make most of these, but, I need to find edamame for starters. Without it, I need a new menu item 🙂 And, once I do find them, I need to find a way to keep them warm until served. They are always better warm!!!
I never made Japanese dumplings before (gyoza) so that will be a bit of a treat. I am nervous I will need to search for specific flour… if so, I will sub this out for something different as well. What is important is that I make plenty, and they are beautiful…
And finally.. a customer who comes now fairly regular forwarded a complaint today. She said her neighbor (whom I provide bread for his horses at no cost) complained and said he would never come to the bakery. She said that he came at 6:30 to make a reservation for 6 people and when he brought them back at 7:30 we turned them away for tapas. Sandy gave me a completely different account of the story and I believe her 100%. She said he stopped in at 6:30 and said maybe he would come back with some others. At 7:30 he came in and said they decided to go somewhere else. It is not likely there is a middle ground to this story and there would be no reason for Sandy to not tell the truth, especially since we are both so customer focused and do everything we can to support every need of everyone who walks through the door.
Maybe it was not nice, but I told the woman to let him know it is fine if he never comes to the bakery but please keep enjoying that lovely free bread for his horses.
And that is that!
Thank you for taking the time to read today’s entry… and remember….