Gather

Let’s Gather

Recently, a few people requested I do cooking classes. After first, I waved them off with a”Who me? Teach cooking? No one would want that” response. They disagreed so I decided to prove it with a poll of Delish followers. I was SHOCKED! There was an overwhelming YES from over 50 people. So…here we go.

I thought about Delish’s mission to bring people together to make a stronger community and wondered how these classes could support that focus. Then it hit me! Why not bring small groups of people together to meet in Delish’s kitchen and learn easy ways to have gatherings of their own? Not only will you be able to meet and laugh with some new people, eat and drink our creations, but you will have takeaways so you can easily entertain in your own home.

Each class will be themed, have a menu, and be open for 8 people to enroll. This small number allows each of us to interact with each other on a personal level while we play a little with our food. (Who are we kidding, it’s gonna be a party.) If a class fills up, I’ll open another one. It will run from 6:30pm – 8:30pm to enable all your hard-working people to get things taken care of before coming to relax and enjoy an evening with friends.

Classes will be announced on social media and enrollment will be first come, first served. There will be a $30 participatory fee that will be due at registration when you sign up at the Delish store.

Bring a friend for a night out or come alone to meet someone new. Either way, we will make sure to make good food, fabulous conversation, and great memories.

Book Club

Book Club: August

Thank you for your patience while I finally get a second book selected for Book Club. Amazing how you can talk yourself out of so many good books when trying to pick them for a group. In the end, I chose one that seems to be light, funny, and might generate some fun conversation when we meet.

Book Club will be held August 11th at 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m at Delish. All are welcome until we run out of space. Remember, no Delish goods will be available for purchase during Book Club. This is about meeting new people and maybe a potential friend.

The book for the month is :

Maybe I went a little bit on the safe route with picking one that Reese Witherspoon used for her book club. Hey, I was really feeling the pressure to pick something good! It got a lot of positive reviews, seems popular enough to be able to find in used book stores or at the library, and who can resist that title?!

Do you have a book club suggestion? Please let me know! I’ll be collecting ideas in the store from all of you to pick the next one. I want to try different genres and styles to keep us all included and diverse.

Happy reading and I hope to see you on August 11th!

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Delish’s Book Club!

For years, I have traveled around the country for my interests. It was either going wild at concerts, learning craft at writers’ conferences, or meeting my social media sister (and brother) hood. Every time I grew my circle of new friends, I heard a common theme, “I wished you lived near me so we could get coffee together. I don’t have any close females friends.”

It pained me to hear in the moment. I wanted to travel back just to sit down for a cup of coffee over a baked treat of love I had made for my friend. When I went through my divorce and considered opening up a business all on my own, the thought of not having a strong female squad left me in disbelief. For if I didn’t have strong women in my life reminding me of how awesome I can be, how could I get through any of this? It was in those dark moments I realized I needed to do something to bring women together so we all could be stronger.

As with trying to find people to date, it’s hard to meet new people. If you don’t work for a big company or participate in a large organization, it’s darn near impossible to move outside your social circle. This is where Delish wants to help!

Starting in March, Delish will be sponsoring a book club! The featured book will be displayed on the store book case while being announced on social media and here. A meeting date will be given that allows enough time for even slow readers like me to get through the book. You’ll have to acquire it yourself either through purchase, download, or the old fashioned library. (Yes, you can still do that!)

The book club will take place outside of Delish business hours and you will NOT be able to purchase bakery treats. Nope, don’t even try to plead. This time is about meeting other people in your community, not about selling scones. Delish will supply some appetizers, drinks, and conversation starters about the book. You will have to do the rest.

If you decide to attend, your participation is encouraged. This is the only way people are going to get to know you. You may have the exact same perception about the theme as someone else. Or maybe your thought process is so different from someone else’s they just have to get to know you. Whatever the case, this time is about getting to know your community.

A new book will be selected every couple months – ish. Yes, this is on Susan-time, which means all times are on an “ish” basis. (If I say 10-ish, plan for me to be there around 10:15. Ha!) The genres will be diverse and hopefully expose you to stories you’ve never considered before. Even if you don’t “DO” Sci-fi, maybe the idea of hanging out with some cool ladies will sway you. Also, there may even be some cool surprises along the way.

I hope you’re as excited about this idea as I am. I’ve been rattling on about it for months, so it’s about time we get it started. If you have any questions, feel free to stop by the store and we can chat. I look forward to meeting all of you!

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Delish is Open!

After a soft opening at the end of December, Delish celebrated its Grand Opening in January with an official ribbon cutting ceremony.

To appreciate the many people who support Delish, there were deals, games, and giveaways. Three special winners “Cake Walked” away with 6″ cakes. In two cases, the winners were celebrating birthdays that night.

Customers have already been buzzing about the many options of scones and macarons, the decadent cinnamon rolls, fresh lemon poppy seed bread, rich brownies, and sinful cake by the slice.

We can’t wait to meet you and see what your favorite item will be.

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Delish is Coming!

20181122_093317After years of working from my certified kitchen, I’m finally taking the plunge.  I’m taking the huge leap of love to bring Delish to a store front.  OMG!!!  Squeeeeeee!!!!

Delish will be located in the wonderfully remodeled Medford Center next door to Baja Fresh. It was the perfect place for what I want to bring to our community.  It’s high-end look and stylish stores seemed like the perfect place to bring Delish’s custom looks and high quality ingredient.

With a focus of making a stronger woman community through support, inspiration, and connectivity, I hope we create something wonderful together.

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Changes are coming!

As you can see, the website is getting a makeover.  This is only the first step in some new things for Delish.  Thank you for your patience as we work through the kinks. Keep checking back in the next couple months for exciting update.

Oven Lovin'

Share Your #Delishie

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After hearing about it from one of our friends for months, we recently took the plunge and added our little bakery to Instagram.  We’re so excited to share quick pictures of Delish’s oven lovin’ with you.  (Follow us at Delish_or.)

What’s been even more exciting is seeing the great pictures you’ve taken when you’re enjoying Delish.  In fact, it’s been so fun, we’ve hashtagged these photos with #delishie.  If you haven’t seen them, check out some of these beauties:

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Aren’t you dying from the sweetness?  And we’re not even talking about our treats.  We’d love to see more of your creativity on our timeline.  Have fun with it and show off your personality.  Make sure to tag @delish_or, hashtag the photo with #delishie, and we’ll feature your picture on our Facebook page.

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Oh, The Horror!

When you hear the words cookie bouquet, does your mind travel to bright colored flowers, birthday themed balloons, or maybe even adorable pink rattles?  People usually move to the cute area when talking about sending cookies to their loved ones for a special event.

Last year, a client ordered a Day of the Dead cookie set to send for a birthday celebration.  There were a lot of puzzled looks when I showed people the picture.  “For a birthday?” they asked.  Day of the Dead was her favorite thing so of course it made a wonderful bouquet.  It also sparked an idea.  Why must the bouquets look sweet?  Shouldn’t they tell you more about who they’re going to?

This thought happened to coincide with seeing interesting art pieces popping up on Facebook.  They’re everyday items themed after some of your favorite heroes and villains.  One of the most interesting pieces was a coffee table fashioned like Jason from Friday the 13th.  I thought if you could make the gruesome a casual conversation piece in your living room, why couldn’t you make it a cookie?  And my idea was born for the perfect birthday themed cookie bouquet.

horrorI know I won’t be sending my mother the blood splattered cakes for her birthday, but I do love them.  Really, I love everything about this set.  They’re the perfect combination of capturing the character in a friendly way.  This could be the perfect gift for the horror fan in your life.

What do you think?  Could you eat a killer?

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Baking Round Up

Here are some things we’ve been up to lately.  We thought it would be fun to share all the lovely clients we’ve met and projects we’ve worked.

Mother’s Day:

It’s always fun to create custom pieces to show your mom how much you care.  Our client asked us to create a one-of-a-kind sentiment for her mother.

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Donations:

We love supporting our community by donating to local causes.  Recently, we donated the treats (including the cookies below) for an elementary school graduation and a couple cakes to a charity auction.

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Special Occasions:

Baby showers can bring out the cutest ideas.  We were excited when challenged to come up with something different for a twin baby shower theme Two Peas in a Pod.

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Celebration Surprises:

Surprise cookies sent to a friend to congratulate him on another birthday and the upcoming release of the 20th year commemorative edition of his magazine, Carpe Noctem.

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New Recipes:

When a potential client asked for German Chocolate, we went to create the best.  We think we delivered.

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We work on making our best recipes for everything we offer.  Although this looks beautiful, the sweet factor was too high for our tastes.  Back to the test kitchen to create the perfect seven layer bar.

7 layerWe hope this stroll down our round up was as fun for you as it was for us.  Please tell us in the comments what you think or what goodies you want to see.