anonymous asked:

Checkout girl here. 75 year old man would come in every Sunday. He liked me. A lot. 'If I were twenty years younger...' 'I'd jump over the counter to get you' 'I'm old enough to be your grandfather but I'd still let you climb on my lap and give you a cuddle'. I'm 19, look about 17. Seemed to back off after me and my boyfriend, who also works with me, saw him in town. Apparently he called my boyfriend a twat another time after that.

Idk why I was thinking about this today but I was jus remembering my fetus lifting days at my college gym and one time a couple of buff girls came in and started benching w/ 35 lb plates which is 115 lbs and i was just in shock?? Like i didn’t even know that was possible (me being a foolish young 18 and benched maybe max 75) and now 3 years later and I maxed benched 130lbs like woah progress!! It was slow but it’s progress moral of that story is to keeping working at it I’ve def had times where I’d regress like back to like the bar like you’ll still get to your goals eventually you just can’t give up

In the 1950s and ‘60s, if there were any children’s books in a house, at least one of them was likely to be a Little Golden Book. With their golden spines and brightly colored pictures, they begged to be grabbed off a shelf by a curious child — which is exactly what their creators intended. Those beloved books celebrate their 75th birthday this year.

'The Poky Little Puppy’ And His Fellow Little Golden Books Are Turning 75

Image: Courtesy of Penguin Random House

When is Illinois gonna just abandon the concept of speed limits and let rural highways operate in like, Autobahn conditions. Illinois drivers aren’t fuckin following the speed limit anyways lmao

The story behind our artisan breads

Bea James, our senior manager of organic, natural, health and wellness, explains what makes our artisan breads so special.

The light crackle of a fresh baguette. The aroma of challah that takes you back to your grandmother’s kitchen. That warm, cozy feeling of cutting into a warm loaf of bread fresh out of the oven. Artisan breads have a wonderful way of delighting every one of our senses.

In our quest to develop what we believe is among the best in artisan breads, we partnered with a local artisan bread baker to create nearly two dozen breads featuring authentic, natural ingredients that are as beautiful as they are delicious.

One of my personal favorites is our Golden Flax Semolina. It’s incredibly tender on the inside with a slightly nutty sweetness from the golden flax seeds and honey. Another favorite is our Streusel Bread, which originated from my grandmother’s (Bubbie’s) challah recipe. This artisan bread is made with cinnamon and honey and is covered with a buttery streusel topping.

While nearly anyone can bake a loaf of bread, the art of making a loaf of bread is something that requires tradition. It’s an art passed down, by hand, through generations of previous artisan bakers. Such is the case with the remarkable local artisan bread baker we partnered with to create our new artisan breads.

Each of our breads begins with the simplest of ingredients: Flour, water, salt, and a sourdough ferment or yeast. It’s then critical to provide tender loving care to each ingredient throughout the process. When you develop the sourdough ferment, for example, it must be fed ingredients on a daily basis while always being kept at the proper temperature. Not a single feeding can be missed or the ferment, which is critical to the bread rising, loses its active ability. By carefully controlling the fermentation to exacting standards, it produces amazing artisan breads with flavors ranging from a light, delicate taste to a strong, rustic tang.

Yeasted breads have a lot to offer, too. We have several traditional yeasted breads that are perfect for sandwiches, as yeast does not create holes like sourdough ferment does. The flavors of yeasted breads also bring simplicity, as wholesome grains are the primary flavor contributor. These breads also tend to have a slightly longer shelf life.

We know there is growing demand to serve unique, homemade breads that you just can’t find in most grocery stores. You can now find them in our bakeries. Be sure to stop by and ask for a sample!