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The Baker’s Market Returns This Winter

16 Nov

BakersMarketWinter2015The Baker’s Market is back for just a few markets this holiday season.   This market is truly “one of the sweetest events in Vancouver”.  This community based event brings together local baking enthusiasts, pastry students, mommy bakers as well as budding entrepreneurs. If you are looking for some amazing Christmas baking, but don’t have the time to do it all yourself, this is where you should be headed.   Some of the delicious things you will find include exquisite French macarons by J’adore les Macarons, handmade caramels and chocolates by Caramel & Company with some delish flavours such as Raspberry Earl Grey, Mango Coconut and Smoked Chili Chocolate. The Scone Queen will be on hand and we are hearing quite a bit of buzz about this vendor. Flavours you can expect for the Baker’s Market include aged cheddar and chive, Cardamom and dried currant, dried sour cherry and white chocolate and apple and aged cheddar. Some other vendors on hand include Apricus & Co. with gluten free goodies, Matcha & More and a personal favourite Marsh&Mallow with gourmet handmade marshmallows.  Each week you will find a different group of bakers, so the offerings will vary each week, but some of the goodies you can expect to find include cakes, muffins, brownies, handmade chocolates, Belgian waffles, scones, preserves, breads, tarts, Christmas baking and much more. The Baker’s Market will be held at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, 7646 Prince Albert Street (60th & Fraser).  Admission to the market is free, there is ample parking and our favourite part, lots of samples! So come out and support your local talented creative bakers. The markets take place from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on November 29th, December 6th and 13th.

Marsh&Mallow – Decadent Gourmet Marshmallows

9 Nov

FullSizeRender (1)Here at ILiveInEastVan.com we love featuring local East Van businesses and makers. Today we’d like to introduce you to Marsh&Mallow which is the brain child of Carly Bloch.  As the name eludes, Marsh&Mallow makes handmade gourmet marshallows in some amazing decadent flavours.  Added bonus is that they are gluten free.  Carly admits her first attempt at making handmade marshmallows “was an epic fail”. Through trial and error though she has truly mastered the process.  Carly has a career in finance, but needed a creative outlet and loved creating sweet treats and has turned Marsh&Mallow into a successful side business. We hear the special orders are flying in.  And for those itching to place their order, you can purchase Marsh&Mallow through her online store which sets out all the delicious flavours. You will also find her marshmallows in gift baskets being offered by local businesses such as Wantful Gifts and By Broken Arrow. Carly is working on some retail distribution locations and you will soon see her marshmallows in Much & Little on Main Street. But Carly is sticking with her core values which is producing small batches which allows her continue to source products and locally whenever possible.

If you are wondering what her most popular flavour is. We hear it’s her Signature Salted Caramel marshmallow. Carly says “Each batch starts with classic vanilla marshmallows, then salted caramel sauce is swirled right in. The salted caramel sauce is made in house and is the perfect balance of dark and sultry caramelized sugar which is transformed into creamy rich caramel, finished with pink Himalayan sea salt.”   That said, this is one of her best sellers along with Raspberry and Classic Baileys and Cream.  For a limited time during the holiday season, you can order Holiday Mint Chocolate which is a “squishy cool mint marshmallows coated in premium cocoa powder are drizzled with dark chocolate ganache and crushed candy cane.” Sounds like a piece of heaven to us. Prices start at $15.00 per bag for 6 large marshmallows. Personally, we think these would a unique hostess gift this holiday season. We’re just saying. We invite you to check out her online store at Marsh&Mallow.

You will also find Carly’s delicious offerings at this year’s Baker’s Market at the Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre in SE Vancouver on Sunday, December 6th and 13th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. We sure to stop by and say hi and try a sample.

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Baker’s Market Returns This Spring To SE Vancouver

25 Mar

PurpleMacaronsBakersMarketThe Baker’s Market is back this Spring!  If you haven’t attended the Baker’s Market, it is a great community based event that brings together local baking enthusiasts, pastry students, mommy bakers as well as budding entrepreneurs.  Some of the delicious things you will find include exquisite French macarons by J’adore les Macarons, delicious lemons squares from The Lemon Square and honestly, these are a little piece of heaven if you haven’t already tried them.  Other vendors lined up include Mama’s Bake Shop with gluten free cake and cookie mixes, Chicka Bites Baked GoodsLe Mardi Cake Studio with some works of art that you can eat and Yellow Basket Baking to name just a few.  Each week you will find a different group of bakers, so the offerings will vary each week, but some of the goodies you can expect to find include organic muffins, brownies, handmade chocolates, Belgian waffles, scones, preserves, breads, tarts and much more. If you have something specific in mind that you would like, we do recommend you arrive early.

The Baker’s Market will be held at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, 7646 Prince Albert Street (60th & Fraser).  Admission to the market is free, there is ample parking and our favourite part, lots of samples! So come out and support your local talented creative bakers. The market kicks off Sunday, April 12th, but if you miss the first weekend, there will be 8 more markets on April 19th, April 26th, May 3rd, May 10th, May 17th, May 24th and  June 7th and June 14th. The market runs each Sunday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This is one sweet market you should not miss.

Photo Credit (Above): J’adore les Macarons
Photo Credit (Below): The Lemon SquareTheLemonSquare2

Baker’s Market Returns To Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre On October 4th

22 Sep

PurpleMacaronsBakersMarketThe Baker’s Market is back this Fall! The first of 6 dates get under way Saturday, October 4th. If you haven’t attended this market, it is a community based event that brings out baking enthusiasts, pastry students, mommy bakers as well as budding entrepreneurs. Each week you will find different bakers on hand offering a wide array of baked goods. Some of the delicious things you will find include exquisite French macarons by J’adore les Macarons, delicious lemons squares from The Lemon Square and other delectable baked goodies. You will find different vendors each week, so the offerings will be a bit different each time, but the types of goodies you can expect to find include organic muffins, brownies, handmade chocolates, vegan, gluten free, Belgian waffles, lemon squares, cupcakes, scones, preserves, breads, tarts, granola and much more. If you have something specific you’d like, we do recommend you arrive early. Some items do sell out rather quick.

The Baker’s Market will be held at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, 7646 Prince Albert Street (60th & Fraser). Admission to the market is free, there is ample parking and lots of samples! So come out and support your local talented creative bakers.   If you this miss the kick off on October 4th, not to worry, there will be 5 more markets on October 11th, 18th, November 22nd, 29th and December 6th. The market runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each Saturday.

Photo Credit: J’adore les Macarons

Petit Four Pastries Pop Up Shop At les amis du Fromage April 5th

4 Apr

petitfourprofileLes amis du Fromage at 843 East Hastings Street is hosting another great Pop Up Shop this Saturday. They have invited their new friends from Petit Four Pastries who they discovered during a recent visit to the Baker’s Market in South Vancouver. The upcoming Pop Up Shop will showcase the talents of the four bakers behind Petit Four Pastries being Ada, Alyssa, Carol and Minnie. The ladies met in pastry school a couple of years ago and opened their new venture in January of this year. Their sweet treats have been selling like hot cakes from the get go.  This Saturday, the ladies from Petit Four Pastries will have a selection of decorative cookies, mint brownies, almond financiers which happen to be gluten free and small bite-sized desserts also known as petit four.  The Pop Up Shop is located directly next to les amis du fromage’s East Van location at 843 East Hastings Street and will be open from Noon – 5 pm this Saturday.  If you miss them there, will the ladies will be back at the Baker’s Market at the Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre on April 20th, 27th and May 4th.

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The Baker’s Market Returns To SE Vancouver February 16th

9 Feb

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The Baker’s Market is back for the Spring!  The first of 7 dates get under way Sunday, February 16th.  This much loved and well attended event took a hiatus this past fall while organizer, Connie, flew off to France.  She spent six months doing some intensive baking, studying and tastings to earn a Diplome de Patisserie from Le Cordon Blue in Paris, France.  Congratulations Connie!

If you haven’t attended this Baker’s Market, it is a community based event that brings out baking enthusiasts, pastry students, mommy bakers as well as budding entrepreneurs.  Each week you will find different bakers on hand offering a wide array of baked goods. Some of the delicious things you will find include exquisite French macarons by J’adore les Macarons, delicious lemons squares from The Lemon Square and delectable baked breads from the The Bread Lab. Other vendors on hand include Andrea’s Oven, GI Jane with Healthy Treats for hungry foodies and the ladies from Petit Four Pastries plus of course many more.  Each week has different vendors, so the offerings will be a bit different each time, but the types of goodies you can expect to find include organic muffins, brownies, handmade chocolates, Belgian waffles, scones, preserves, breads, tarts, granola and much more. If you have something specific you’d like, I do recommend you arrive early.

The Baker’s Market will be held at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, 7646 Prince Albert Street (60th & Fraser).  Admission to the market is free, there is ample parking and my favourite part, lots of samples! So come out and support your local talented creative bakers.   If you this miss the kick off Sunday, February 16th, not to worry, there will be 6 more markets on February 23rd, March 2nd,  March 9th,  April 20th, April 27th and May 4th. The market runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each Sunday. 

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The Baker’s Market Returns March 30th

17 Mar

PurpleMacaronsBakersMarketIf you have a sweet tooth, the Baker’s Market in SE Vancouver is the place for you. This concept was inspired by the local farmers markets, but you won’t find any veggies here. Although you may find some vegan baked goods.  The range of products is quite diverse including exquisite French macarons by J’adore les Macarons, gluten free products by We Against The Grain and  Sweet Lily Bakery specializing in puff pastry, cookies, cakes, pastry, and cupcakes.  That is only the beginning. You will also find organic muffins, brownies, handmade chocolates, Belgian waffles, scones, preserves, tarts, granola and much more.   This market is a community based event that brings out the professional and amateur baker as well as student and Mommy bakers.    The Baker’s Market starts up again Saturday, March 30th at the Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, 7646 Prince Albert Street (60th & Fraser). It will run each consecutive Saturday until May 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  As the event is held indoors, it is a go rain or shine. Add to that, there is free admission, free parking and free samples!  So come out and support your local talented creative bakers.

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