July 2021 North Shuswap Kicker Article

Fortunately for us we didn’t have to leave our love for baked goods behind. We have no shortage of wonderful bread options here in the Shuswap and as I headed to the local markets just days after returning, I went straight for our bakery artisans. Amanda owner of Forest & Food Fixation is not just a wonderful baker, she is a top forager as well. Given the season she is always making something special, and our little pumpkin loaf complete with a cinnamon stick stem was almost too cute to eat (almost). You can find her bread EcoTreats in Salmon Arm and Shuswap Health Foods. Amanda also advises that she will be at the Halloween Market at Wildcraft in Salmon Arm on October 30th with more pumpkin loafs! When visiting Amanda at the Sorrento Village Farmers Market, I ran into Chris from White Lake Organics. While not at the market this year, Chris is still baking up a storm including her amazing Bickies and Artisan breads. We love her Parma Bickies as part of charcuterie boards and I know the wineries have been selling them like crazy. You can also find Chris’s Artisan Loaves at Steamers and look for our favourite, Mediterranean Olive. All four flavours are available in the local section of most local grocers including Blind Bay Grocer (which of course has its own lovely inhouse bakery)! I think I’m going to put my Bickies in individual white paper bags from now on to remind me of our trip.