Sunday, May 31, 2015

Ever tasted Holzofenbrot?

If you are anywhere near SB-BackCafe' in Sinsheim this Tuesday, 2 June and you want to taste an original Holzofenbrot, come and visit!

We're having a bread tasting day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The image is from the Bäckerei Emert.

What's a Holzofenbrot? It's a crusty blackened bread with rye and wheat. We are proud to let you know that Holzofenb√§ckerei Emert is our partner for this  bread tasting day.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

How our dinner table looks like now...

Yup, that's how our normal meal table looks like at present.

Loads and loads of rolls and croissants and pretzels, plus a little bit of rice and a big bowl of green salad with the secret salad sauce that is popular in our coffee shop.

I am not complaining, not yet anyway :-) I guess I am still enjoying the aromatic flavor and differing tastes that we offer in our coffee shop. Once I have tried everything plus the new products that we wanted to introduce, maybe I would binge on rice dishes.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Pros and Cons of Owning a Cafe

Just a short post sharing some interesting things I learned for the last past two weeks since we took-over the SB-BackCafe'...

Pro: There's enough food, except..

Con:... I'll miss rice during meal time :-)

Pro: There's enough place to relax and surf and (maybe blog), except...

Got a short break to post in FB :-D
Con: I relegated myself to baking, cleaning and bussing... my choice, right?

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

The same procedure every Mother's Day.

IC stood guarding the bedroom early morning, 'Mama, you are not allowed to go down,' she emphasized.

Who's complaining? I stayed in bed, reading. But eventually, I had to move my sleepy body because IC refused to walk with the dog :-)

I got ready, still with IC tailing me; making sure I won't stray into territories where I am not allowed. No peeking!

Continued with the normal morning ritual: jogged with the dog running excitedly beside me, stretched and did some exercises inside the sleepy woods while the dog did it's business, played fetch and finally, gave the dog sometime to play with its friends around the neighborhood.

Yup, I forgot about the time!!! When the dog and I finally arrived home, my family was impatiently waiting for me! The breakfast table for Mother's Day is done and waiting for the most important guest, oopps!

Of course, our bread basket is filled with assorted croissants and bread rolls from our very own cafe, SB-BackCafe'. There's even slices of our homemade Quiche Lorraine!

After reading the card proclaiming me 'best mama in the whole world' (ehem) and opening my gifts, we enjoyed our breakfast while planning our day -- just a quiet day at home as we were up at dawn yesterday when the whole family stayed almost the whole day working at the cafe.

I hope everyone enjoyed Mother's Day!

A special shout-out to Nanay.

Dear Nanay,
You're the best.
More than enough patience. More than enough grace.
Then there's your cooking. Your sewing. Your singing.
Not to mention your faith.
You have the best love!!
We love you, Nanay!

P.S. Special greets to my sister, sister-in-law and my niece. You know who you are!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

A day before we welcomed our guests at our bake shop...

I was loving the vaccum cleaner a day (or to be more precise, 10 hours before :-D) we finally opened SB-Backcafe'. 

Yup, finally, it's time to call SB-Backcafe 'ours'!

It happened on May 1, Labor Day. The name of the day fits what we had in mind, inventory and cleaning up. My husband took over the kitchen and the toilets; while I gamely handled the guest areas that means most of the shop including the check-out counter.

I can't complain, I have a bigger area to cover but my husband had the hardest job (duh, kitchen and toilets, hello!) The hardest thing is that I don't know how to operate the radio so there's no music while we were doing our hardwork, yay. Note to self: ask the staff how to turn-on the radio asap.

After hours of back-breaking work, we went home tired and excited. No time to celebrate as we have to be up at 4 a.m. the next day. The last time I had to wake up at that hour, it was just a short bathroom break! I guess that's it, a new day is coming, a little earlier this time.

We welcomed our guests last May 2, the first couple arrived 20 minutes before opening hours and the post about it would come soon!