All posts tagged: Baking

Eating Local: Early Bird Biquits Co. & Bakery

For me Early Bird Biscuits Co. & Bakery just popped up from nowhere, and happily so! You know it got my attention with it’s retro signage and old wood facade. It had me a retro! It’s tucked into a a row of old-school businesses, between an ancient appliance repair shop and a magic store in Lakeside, VA. This tiny bakery is just stinking cute! On Saturday morning Mr. Modern June and I finally set out to give it a try. As we drove up to the 1950’s strip mall the cars were double-parked and there was a small line of customers standing out in the 30 degree weather. Soon after we got into the line a young man came out and told us that the bakery needed 5-10 minutes to recoup from the last rush of folks, he told us that they had cleaned out the bakery! We were reassured that more biscuits were baking, that fresh coffee was brewing, and we’d be taken care of in a flash. You know that got the rapidly …

Fake Bake: Blue Baking

I shared my favorite paint color with you yesterday, it’s the color of my living room and my home studio. But my color crush for Modern June Blue doesn’t end there! Whether you call it aqua or turquoise it’s just down right pretty!! Since blue’s not just for walls… Over the weekend I totally dismantled my Modern June studio (#MJHQ) so I could find room for my friend Tony from Feathernesters fame! While I moved my fabric from one wall to another I watched my favorite movie!! Can you guess what movie that is? Bridget: How’s it look? Mark: Uh, great. It’s, um, blue. Bridget: Blue? Mark: No, but, blue is good. If you ask me there isn’t enough blue food. Bridget: Oh, shit! It must be the string. Mark: Oh, it’s string soup?  Yep, you guessed it, Bridget Jones Diary! So let’s do some fake baking with one of my favorite colors. What is a Fake Bake? Well, it’s when I pretend that I’m a really good baker with a pantry the size of …