Back to the Basics

2014 has floated in rather quietly, don’t you think? While the rest of country has braced against extreme cold and snow, we have been graced with standard NW fare… Some sprinkles and clouds and the random peeks of sun have filled this new year. It makes us feel grateful that the small things others may take for granted give us such comfort. A sourdough or french baguette, slathered in melting butter… sipping hot coffee and watching the world go by. Join us as we ease into 2014, filled with moments focused on being present and embracing the effortless pleasures of a beautiful life here in Portland. Happy New Year!


Thanksgiving Pre-Order!

It’s that time again!
For Wednesday November 27th pick-up, all orders must be placed by NOON on Sunday, the 24th. For Thanksgiving Day pick-up, all orders must be placed by NOON on Monday, the 25th. Please note, we will CLOSE at 3pm on Thanksgiving Day.

We hope your holidays are off to an AMAZING start. We are so GRATEFUL for all of our wonderful customers.
–Love, the Lovejoy Bakers and Staff.

For the Irish in all of us

Just in time for St Patrick’s Day, Irish Soda Bread is now available at Lovejoy Bakers. First conceived by homemakers in the 1880s who had neither ovens nor leavening, Irish Soda Bread was cooked in a heavy cast iron pot placed directly in the fire. It’s traditionally made with flour, baking soda, buttermilk and salt. Our version is scented with cardamom and gets a light dusting of crystallized sugar. Enjoy it warm, with a little butter and a cup of hot tea.

Not your Grandmother’s Fruit Cake

Studded with candied oranges and raisins, Lovejoy’s Holiday “Panettone”  is now available!  Originating in Milan, Panettone is celebrated from Italy to Brazil, New York to Switzerland.  If you haven’t tried Lovejoy’s version, you are in for a glorious treat.  Made  from buttery vanilla dough that literally melts in your mouth, Lovejoy’s delicate Panettone will forever transform your (and Grandma’s) notion of fruit cake.

Panettone Holiday Bread
Wrapped in vintage paper and tied with ribbon, Lovejoy’s Panettone makes a wonderful gift.  You may want to buy one for yourself too.  If you can’t finish the whole thing, Panettone makes a lovely French Toast. Available for online pre-order.