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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My Visit To Camelot




The closer we got to the King Arthur Flour The Baker's Store in Norwich Vermont the heavier my foot got on the gas pedal.  Mary Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes,  my sister Ann and I made the one hour and forty-five minute drive this past Saturday.  We had a ball.  I bought three loaves of bread.  Mmmm delicious, a honey wheat, whole wheat and a baguette.


There were shelves upon shelves of everything you could use for baking, dough making and decorating cakes and cookies.


I couldn't wait to purchase the pure citrus oils. A few drops in frosting and cake batters brings the flavor of your baked goods to a whole other level.


As soon as school is out I am going to make my grilled pizza with this specialty pizza dough.  Just a little teaspoon or two of the pizza dough flavor in the dough gives the pizza an authentic pizzeria flavor.


I hope I have enough sanding sugar.

Both the honey wheat and whole wheat made excellent toast.  We dipped the baguette immediately in extra virgin olive oil and herbs when I got home.  Slurp, drip, all gone.   Some other things I bought but didn't post about are Boiled Cider, Dutch Cocoa, Cappuccino Chips, Fiori di Sicilia, and a gigantic cooling rack for my cakes and cookies.  We  decided to go back in the fall when the foliage turns.  Woo Hoo, I can't wait!!!



33 comments:

  1. oh, what a wonderous place!... what a fun trip.

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  2. ...what a great day you had with girls!!! I wish to have been there with you!!! Ciao Flavia

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  3. Oh I'm soooo jealous! That's my fantasy job, working for KAF! Looks like you picked up all kinds of goodies and had a great time:@)

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  4. Good Morning!
    Oh what a wonderful place to go shopping and those loaves of bread are like pieces of art with the fancy designs on top. I bet I could have spent hours and hours there just looking around and buying. What a wonderful time to go back for another visit...I'll be watching for more pictures! I hope you have a wonderful day.
    Maura :)

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  5. The King Arthur Store is one of my favorite places to visit, I could spend hours there. The loaves of bread look oh so yummy! What wonderful purchases, I do believe I need to purchase the citrus oils, I like the idea of adding a drop or two to frosting. Looking forward to seeing what you "cook up" with all those great items! Have a great day, Julie.

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  6. Oh! I have been wanting to visit King Arthur for so long! Getting someone to go with is the challenge, as Silent Bob has no interest and all my family are too far away for the 'daytrip' I'd like to take ... boo hoo! Perhaps I can wrangle a friend who is planning to visit this summer!

    Looks like you got some really terrific ingredients for upcoming posts! Yippee! can't wait to see what you come up with! Cheers!

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  7. Those pictures are gorgeous! I esp. love the last one with the design on the loaf. Lovely!

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  8. Oh my gosh, what a fun trip. I sat here saying ooh and ooh and I didn't know that things like that even existed. I never knew about the pizza stuff nor the flavoring. What a lovely day and what a fun trip. I bet you are looking forward to school being out. Isn't it almost time?

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  9. What a great trip! Oh I'm so jealous. Olive oil is and balsamic vinegar is our favorite way to eat french bread. Those loaves look wonderful!

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  10. Oh I love a place like this, it makes me SICK with jealousy that we dont really have anything like this here... just look at those loaves... to die for!

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  11. We had a blast! I can't wait to see what you bake with all your treasures! I'm looking forward to our Autumn trip and the foliage in VT.

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  12. Fun trip---we have friends that just moved to New London, so we'll have to check it out. I expect there will be some fabulous cookies made with those colorful sugars!

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  13. Love the title of your post; perfection!
    I am so jealous; what a fun adventure and to share with your sister and friend. Enjoy; you live in a great area.

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  14. What a wonderful place to be ! We have a fantastic bakery here in our village called Morning Glori Bakery , everything is freshly made every day , It is owned and opperated by a farming family ! Have a great day !

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  15. thank you for letting me ride along with you on a truly delightful adventure! -xok.

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  16. The smell of fresh bread is quite heavenly. I love it with a liberal coating of butter. I'd love to have a shop like that here.

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  17. my best friend's sister lives in that town which is about an hour from us. She has given me sweet gifts from there but maybe this fall if the good lord is willing we will go also.
    everything looks so good.
    Cathy

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  18. Those loaves are incredible. Almost too beautiful to eat...almost!

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  19. What lovely loaves! I envy this trip you made... I've been experimenting with sour dough, but no luck yet. My bread was flat as a pancake. Like Biblical unleavened, I suppose. :(

    I'm coming on that fall trip!! :D

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  20. What a great trip! Lucky you to go there, I am stuck with shipping :) The bread looks amazing.

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  21. Oh Susan I love these breads! They seem to be so natural!!LOL ♥

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  22. Oh isn't the dusting of wheat image pretty on that bread? I have the lemon oil, wonderful, but not the orange. Must have.
    What a good idea to get a giant rack...
    xx
    julie

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  23. What a place...and I would love to find oils like that somewhere here!!! I think we should all come along next time:)

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  24. What a great trip - I don't live near enough to visit but I love the catalog. Happy baking! Lana www.lifeatwildberrycottage.com

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  25. Sounds fabulous! Cute post title too. Those citrus oils look fabulous. I am so going there!
    And don't be afraid to call me when you want to share something you've baked!

    Cafe Chatelaine

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  26. Sounds like a trip I would love to go on!

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  27. I was sitting here reading this post wishing that you and I were neighbors so I could make trips like this.
    What a great day so glad you shared it with us.
    Have a wonderful weekend
    Love
    Maggie

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  28. Sounds like a real fun trip. I used to use saf yeast. It is the best. I will have to go on a hunt for it!. I will like to hear how you liked the pizza dough flavor too.

    Have a great weekend.

    Carol

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  29. I can almost close my eyes and smell the fresh bread!

    Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I love new friends. :)

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  30. I agree with Maggie-
    I wish we were neighbors too!
    I need to read your other baking posts-

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  31. I would have loved to have tagged along on that trip! I would love to try out some of those essential oils....love anything flavored with orange, lemon, or lime. Glad you had fun.

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  32. I love King Arthur Flour products! I get their catalog and visit their blog often. How lucky to be able to visit their flagship store!

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