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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...

Support Small Business with Shop Local T-shirts

Support Small Business with Shop Local T-shirts

We're excited to partner with local businesses to offer Shop Local - Lima, Ohio shirts! These shirts are printed in Ohio. We are all facing difficu...

Coffee Tasting / Coffee Cupping Notes

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Cyber Monday Sale!

Cyber Monday Sale!

Cyber Monday sale! Monday, 11/27/17 only, use code CYBERMONDAY on our web site to get 20% off all coffee & gift baskets! Shop online and shop l...

Where the Coffee Shop Meets the Cubicle

Where the Coffee Shop Meets the Cubicle

This article gives a good summary of the business incubator idea we have for the second floor of the Meeting Place on Market:  https://www.bloomber...

New Vision of Downtown Lima

New Vision of Downtown Lima

Mike Schulte, as an architecture graduate student, pulled together architecture students from Ball State University to spend a couple different wee...