Branding, Individual Subscriptions & Tweaks

Branding Getting ready for some markets and shows and working on the small but beautiful brand that is doughies. Listening to a talk by Seth Goodwin last night about how to think small to go big, got me thinking about what is the doughies brand? Previously I'd written down the founding principles of doughies here, but as our… Continue reading Branding, Individual Subscriptions & Tweaks

Driving, Facebook and Bread

Driving Scotland pondering what is good Food Today saw me out on the road with the day job, and whilst enjoying the scenery managed to ponder what is good food....by eating some! Popped into well of seven heads for a tasty breakfast roll (check out the new inside seating for those rainy days), and thereafter popped into… Continue reading Driving, Facebook and Bread

Bakehouse, Trade Show & Trade Orders!

Bakehouse update Bakehouse had its inaugural test this week baking for the Lochaber local food show (see below) - more kit due to arrive shortly (big table etc), but we think our wee space is going to be just perfect for our 100 sourdough a day target #microbakery. More photos to follow once we've finished... Show… Continue reading Bakehouse, Trade Show & Trade Orders!

Groundwork X 3

Laying some groundwork at Doughies these past few days. Groundwork no one has been laying the bakehouse floor- nearly there now, just needs some grout and sealer, and then we can start putting the fun stuff back in on our new quarry tile floor.           The second piece of groundwork has been… Continue reading Groundwork X 3

Mid April Update

Nourish - Making a living from Local Food (2016 Coaching Programme) Last week I attended the opening session of Nourish "making a living from local food" 2016 coaching programme (more here). Lot's of great people, good chat, in a group of counter-culture people wanting to and doing things different with regard to our food system;… Continue reading Mid April Update

Road Plan to Sourdough this Summer

Felt the need to write down some monthly bakehouse goals - here's our road plan to getting some Sourdoughs out the door to the people of Fort William this summer:- April - Flooring! Just ordered (some nice quarry tiles) May - Door! The bakehouse needs an internal door to keep it seperate from the house -… Continue reading Road Plan to Sourdough this Summer

Pondering a Locovore Bakehouse

"Do one thing well - it's enough." We've been looking at incremental reductions  we could make to avoid waste of our bread  (see this blog pondering a zero waste bakehouse) and have now turned our attention to embedded distance (distance travelled) of our ingredients.  We're pondering a locovore bakehouse. What's a Locovore? A locavore  is a person interested… Continue reading Pondering a Locovore Bakehouse