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Mission Statements Matter

Mission Statements Matter

“Connecting people through expertly crafted coffee, food, and unique gifts.” We were on our third branding meeting for the new Meeting Place on ...

3rd Grade Demands aka How to Fake Out the PTA

3rd Grade Demands aka How to Fake Out the PTA

     This is a post for the parents/aunts/uncles/grandparents/in charge adult type person of the kid in 3rd grade who forgot to tell you that it wa...

The Science of Ingredients Part 2 - Electric Boogaloo

The Science of Ingredients Part 2 - Electric Boogaloo

Welcome back, class! I hope everyone is well rested and ready to learn, because we're jumping right in today. Pencils sharpened? Let's get started.

The Science of Ingredients

The Science of Ingredients

Lab coats and goggles on, kids. We’re about to do some science! 

    Well, we’re not actually doing science. Pretty sure my insurance doesn’t cover a laboratory. But we are discussing science - specifically the science of baking ingredient staples.As has been previously discussed in this blog, baking is just chemistry with an apron on.

Milk Frothing Like A Barista

Milk Frothing Like A Barista

Milk frothing. Making foam. Creating that yummy stuff that goes on top of your latte. On the surface, it seems simple enough. You pour milk into a ...

What's In A Name?

What's In A Name?

“Back Alley Brownies: So good they should be illegal.”

Mistakes and Unicorns

Mistakes and Unicorns

If you read the title of this entry, you may have thought that this blog post was going to teach you how to avoid mistakes in baking. If that’s true, this is not the post for you. First things first, you should know that I don’t believe in punishing yourself for mistakes in baking. If you read my last post, you know that baking is 95% chemistry. And ya’ll, chemistry is hard! The proper amount of baking soda and vinegar makes a beautiful cleaning solution. But just a pinch too much baking soda? Congratulations. You’ve now created a 4th grade volcano experiment. 

The Trials and Tribulations of Gluten Free Baking

The Trials and Tribulations of Gluten Free Baking

Dear Gluten Free friends, let me first start by apologizing for life. In the lottery of “easy things,” your body pushed all your poker chips into the center of the table and then tried to win with the 2 of clubs. It was a terrible bluff, life took all your gluten money and now you’re stuck with cardboard “bread”, bland sweets, and missing out on all of the most delicious things in the baking world. Or so you may think.

Quick Coffee Brewing Facts

Quick Coffee Brewing Facts

Sometimes I need to calculate the volume of coffee beans/ grounds I might need for a project. So, we measured how many baking cups are in a lb. of ...

Christmas in July this Friday!

Christmas in July this Friday!

You're invited! This Friday, July 16th, 2021, 10 am - 4 pm. All day, enjoy free bakery samples and coffee samples, free activities for the kids lik...

Coffee Brew How-Tos

Coffee Brew How-Tos

Pour-over: https://meetingplaceonmarket.com/pages/how-to-brew-using-a-pour-over French Press: https://meetingplaceonmarket.com/pages/how-to-brew-us...

Have you heard our Big News?!

Have you heard our Big News?!

We have an exciting announcement! We are remodeling! We will be closed to in cafe traffic starting June 15th, but you will be able to order your fa...