1. February 1 will launch my goal of posting 150 recipes this year...are you ready for that? Keep checking back and follow along to get each and every one.
2. I am still working on my book and hoping to finish this summer.....I would love for you each to stay in touch and look for more information as I work to get this beautifully haunting story published.
Today I want to talk about Sugar and Scribe Bakery in La Jolla. If you follow me on Instagram @simplelifecitywife or on twitter @slcitywife (which I hope you all do) you know that I post about this soulful bakery a lot. It all started when I stumbled in sometime before Thanksgiving. I was met with the warm and inviting lilt of an Irish accent and the sweet smell of love. I remember baking with my mother and the second my nose caught the scent of sugar it immediately filled my mind with memories.
As I looked around I could tell that this bakery had something that so many others do not. Love. It is so clear when you see the beautifully decorated pastries and treats, that this owner LOVES what she does, and why she does it. It is home. And then as I made my purchase I saw it, the postcard that sent a jolt through me. This owner was going to be on Food Network Holiday Baking Championship! If you know me, you know that I love all things Food Network, or Baking....as do my kids. They about jumped out of their chairs when they found out that a local baker would be representing San Diego on a channel they watch constantly. We set the recordings, and as the competition went on my children, especially the youngest, watched with hope that Maeve Rochford of Sugar and Scribe would make it to the next week. We visited the bakery often and the kids were able to meet Maeve, which just made it more important that they support her. As we continued watching the youngest would send her notes, and jumped for joy when she WON!
This bakery is more than food....it is a collection of people who love the work they do. It is a bakery that honors the traditions and heritage of family, a bakery that oozes heart with every morsel they make. If you haven't had the opportunity to visit Sugar and Scribe I hope that you do.
Some of my favorites are the Berry Tart that is out of this world.....It has a flaky crust with a custard that is smooth as silk. Another great option is the Trifle Mousse Cup. This trifle blew my mind. It is bright and rich and only a bite would describe the pure joy that comes with this temptation. It is decadence defined. Okay my mouth is watering again and I still have another one to tell you about.
As much as I absolutely adore sweets..there is an item here that I simply can't ever leave without. I think I buy at least 3 each time I go because they are that good, and I do not share. They have a Cheddar and Herb scone that rivals any I have tried. I love scones, all kinds of scones and could eat these every day. Sweet and Savory alike. This one is the best I have ever had. It doesn't matter how you eat this scone, cold, warmed with butter, 3 days later. Nothing takes away the sheer pleasure you get savoring this scrumptious scone.
Please visit and say hello to Maeve Rochford and the crew at Sugar and Scribe. Take some time to savor the moments, and memories that this bakery evokes. This bakery is the real deal and proves a quote that Maeve has on the www.sugarandscribe.com website.
"Cooking is my soul's desire; Eating is my heart's calling" - Maeve Rochford
One step in this bakery and there is no question that eating will be all that you want to do.