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Baking up something special for 25 years

Baking up something special for 25 years of old-school ways, read an article in the Woolwich Observer about Grainharvest Breadhouse, Click here: http://www.observerxtra.com/baking-up-something-special-for-25-years-of-old-school-ways/#observerxtra=290:1:E42,290:10:6xx

Open House Countdown

The countdown is on, 10 more days until the Open House on May 3, 2014 from 9 am -2pm. Come out and celebrate with us at our main location, 105 Lexington Road in Waterloo. Grainharvest Breadhouse is celebrating its 25th anniversary! Have an exclusive look behind the scenes and get to learn more about us. This is also an appreciation to our customers who have supported this local business over the last 25 years, THANK YOU!

You will get to taste lots of tasty samples and get to meet the people behind the product and much more.

If you have any question, sent us an e-mail: info@grainharvest.ca

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Easter

We are CLOSED on Easter Friday (April 18) & Easter Monday (April 21), but we are OPEN on: Saturday (April 19). We have Easter Bunnies made from our delicious sweet dough, Easter Bread and of course Hot Cross Buns. And all the other baked goods you need for your Easter meals. Click here for our locations and store hours

Happy Easter from all at Grainharvest!

Elmira Maple Syrup Festival

Saturday, April 5, 2014 we will be at the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival offering our delicious Soft Pretzels. For more info about the Festival go to: http://www.elmiramaplesyrup.com/

OPEN HOUSE

Grainharvest Breadhouse will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with an Open House on May 3, 2014 from 9 am -2pm. Come out and celebrate with us at our main location, 105 Lexington Road in Waterloo. Have an exclusive look behind the scenes and get to learn more about us. This is also an appreciation to our customers who have supported this local business over the last 25 years, THANK YOU! You will get to taste lots of tasty samples and get to meet the people behind the product. We will post more information closer to the date. If you have any question, sent us an e-mail: info@grainharvest.ca

European specialty baked goods

You don’t have to be European or be a world traveller to appreciate European baked specialties. In fact, it’s highly likely that you already enjoy traditional European favourites without realizing their origin.

Bread making in Austria and Germany is an art and is seen to have a “bread culture”. Loaves, buns and rolls freshly made from rye, whole grains, and especially sourdough grace practically every table in European communities. Those recipes and traditions have spread worldwide, and local artisan bakers, such as those at Grainharvest Breadhouse in Waterloo, maintain those traditions. Specialties such as large soft pretzels, served warm, have become popular internationally.

European sweet treats are renowned! One famous favourite is the Apple Strudel. Originating in Vienna in Austria in the mid 1800’s, Apple Strudel, or Apfelstrudel, is a sweet layered pastry folded around a firm and tart apple filling and then baked and sprinkled with sugar. In Ontario, an apple of choice for the filling is the local Northern Spy apple, among others.

Danishes are another familiar favourite. And here’s a little-known fact – while the name of this baked treat suggests they come from Denmark, the recipe actually came from Viennese bakers who were employed in the late 1800’s during a bakery strike in Denmark. Unlike the North American versions, true Danishes or Weinerbrød are made from pastry that is not as sweet, similar to croissant pastry with a variety of sweet and savoury fillings.

Of course, don’t forget Stollen, sweet and rich fruit bread filled with dried fruits and nuts with a marzipan filling. Although Christmas Stollen is a traditional Christmas tradition, you can enjoy other varieties such as hazelnut or poppy throughout the year from the Grainharvest Breadhouse artisan bakery in Waterloo.

To enjoy a favourite European treat or to select from the mouth-watering array of lovingly baked artisan baked goods visit Grainharvest Breadhouse in Waterloo or Kitchener. Follow Grainharvest Breadhouse on Twitter or Facebook for bakery news and announcements about seasonal treats and events.

 

Enjoying Gluten Free Baked Goods

With the rapidly increasing number of individuals coping with food intolerances, sensitivities and allergies, there is a corresponding need for wholesome, delicious appropriate food to meet their needs. Individuals with celiac disease, or food allergies to gluten or wheat, are growing populations for whom finding good tasting baked goods has been challenging.

Celiac disease is when an immune response is triggered by your body as a reaction to consuming gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. If you, or someone you know, suffer from Celiac disease, following a gluten-free diet is vital to controlling the resulting inflammation in the small intestine, weight loss, diarrhea and inability to absorb essential nutrients.

An allergy to wheat or gluten is a separate diagnosis with different symptoms. Hives, trouble breathing, nasal congestion or even life-threatening anaphylaxis reactions can occur.

If you have to follow a gluten free diet, you have to avoid products made with such grains as wheat, rye, barley, triticale, bulgur, durum flour, and in most cases oats (due to the possibility of cross contamination with wheat).

Substituting the baked goods enjoyed daily with breads, cookies, rolls, and muffins with a pleasing texture and taste can be a challenge when making that change.

In 2004, Grainharvest Breadhouse began the Circle of Life Bakery to meet that need! New recipes were developed to address the alteration in texture, new natural wholesome ingredients and sweeteners – for instance, nuts, coconut, honey, maple syrup - were incorporated with great success.

If you are looking for dairy-free, egg-free or sugar-free baked goods, there are many items for you to choose from!

To ensure that no cross-contamination occurs, all products and baked goods produced in Circle of Life Bakery are made in a separate facility from other Grainharvest Breadhouse products.

Visit the Circle of Life Bakery division on Grainharvest Breadhouse’s website to take in the dizzying array of cookies, muffins, bars, and treats. For more information, please feel free to call 519-725-1920 to speak with the friendly, helpful team.

Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours 2013

 

Tuesday, December 24                8am-3pm

Wednesday, December 25          Closed

Thursday, December 26              Closed

Friday, December 27                   8am-6pm (9-5 Lorraine Ave)

Saturday, December 28              8am-2pm

Sunday, December 29                 Closed

Monday, December 30                8am-6pm (9-5 Lorraine Ave)

Tuesday, December 31                8am-3pm

January 1-2, 2014                        Closed

(Thursday, January 2, open at the St. Jacobs Market)

 

January 3, 2014 we are back to our regular hours

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Christkindl Market

Please visit us at the Kitchener Christkindl Market at City hall all weekend (December 5-8). Grainharvest Breadhouse will be offering a variety of our Christmas Baked Goods.

Click here for more information about the Christkindl Market

Christmas at Grainharvest Breadhouse

Christmas at Grainharvest Breadhouse

We are excited to have all our following Christmas treats in our stores, for the Holiday season:

Christmas Products- Grainharharvest Breadhouse

  • Christmas Cookies Assorted
  • Vanilla Crescent
  • Christmas Stollen
  • Christmas Stollen with Marzipan
  • Spelt Christmas Stollen
  • Spelt Christmas Stollen with Marzipan
  • Fruit & Nut Bread
  • Gingerbread Men

Christmas Products- Circle of Life

  • Christmas Cookies Assorted (Gluten Free)
  • Gingerbread Assorted ( Wheat Free)