1. The airing of our spot on “Unique Sweets” this Sunday night (cue the deer-in-the-headlights look.)
2. Valentine’s Day. For the last week, anything and everything we could possibly make into a recognizable heart shape has been…well, heart-shaped. Cappuccino creams, shortbread, cocoa nib “stars,” linzers, and so on. On Tuesday, the Cinderella cookies metamorphosize back to their former selves. Presto change-o.
3. Rhubarb. It’s been a warm, dryish (we are talking Portland here,) winter. Marven, how’s the rhubarb looking? Soon? Please? I mean, we love the passionfruit creams, but you know that stuff doesn’t grow here.
4. The last few winter markets. Sigh. They’ve been amazing, and we will miss them greatly. Have you made it there yet? What a stellar performance by the farmers! Rick Steffen, Marven Winters, Groundworks, DeNoble…we cannot believe what they managed to grow for us in January. It’s heaven to have a full produce drawer in the refrigerator again.
So here’s to countdowns, both happy and sad. When something leaves, or when it’s drawing near, we appreciate it all the more, no?