It crept up on me, it did. It’s damp and chilly, leaves are dropping like… well, like leaves, I suppose. Rake, sweep, repeat. I cannot bear to rake the yard yet, as the bits of color are still so beautiful lying there on the ground. Just the walks for now, thank you.
But in another week or so, the excitement of the holidays will be upon us. Steamy windows, cold and warmth punctuated only by the grumbling hinges of the front door, and good smells slyly winding their way down 23rd Avenue. And in all of the hullabaloo, we sometimes forget what brings us all together in merry solidarity. My sister Carol, who works for UPS, refers to one of December’s major holidays as “The ‘C’ Word.” Easy to feel that way when your job is shipping (I mean, who ever calls to tell you “thank you” for getting a package there on time?) Here at the bakery, it’s just a ramped up version of our daily dose of baking. But something feels different, somehow. I think that the holidays, much like alcohol, magnify elements of our personality (both good and bad.)
In an effort to magnify what we do best at Two Tarts, we’re offering a selection of items we already love with our whole heart and soul. Two Tarts Cookies, Sterling Coffee, Freddy Guys Hazelnuts, and one or two lovely food books written by local authors. Any and all of these can be packaged beautifully and shipped for you. We want your holidays to be simple, so that you can better enjoy the family and friends that have been there for you the whole year through.