Crickett in Frankfurt, Germany

Dear Fans of Goldilocks Goodies,

I have moved to Frankfurt, Germany and doing a new corporate life but still focused on holistic health, all-natural products and seeking to build the same supportive community that I was able to build over 5 years in the DC area with wonderful fans and customers like you.  You can read more about my story and origin here on the blog including my design and family.

Please write if you are interested in purchasing the recipes or branding for Goldilocks Goodies so that these treats can live on.  My  PB cookies are grain-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free and gluten-free. My gluten-free bread was sold and used at several area restaurants and coffee shops; clearly at the level of a chef’s requirements for taste, quality and value and popular at retail for home use. These two products were my best sellers so they, along with my branding, are available to purchase.  Email me at emily@goldilocksgoodies.com for more information.

It’s especially hard this time of year thinking about families gathered around a table of good eats, or friends and co-workers giving edible gifts to know that with the inquiries I recieve, there are people missing my bread, pies and cookies.

For the nostaligia, here is the recipe of my Thanksgiving Stuffing:

Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe for every holiday from my table to yours

I wish all of you have a happy and healthy holiday season and New Year!

p.s. I’m also publishing my nickname as Crickett though most of you know me as Emily!

Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

From my family table to yours . . . simply delicious stuffing.

Ingredients:
1/2 Loaf Goldilocks Goodies Bread, plus ends.sandwich bread
6 TBS butter
1 onion, diced
4 celery stalks, diced
1 egg
1 bunch fresh parsley
salt, pepper, seasoning

Pre-heat oven 375 degrees.  In a stove top pan, heat 2 TBS butter. Add onion and celery.  Brown for 5 minutes on medium high heat.  Add salt, pepper and desired seasoning (I like Old Bay, cumin and celery salt).

Remove from stove and add to a large mixing bowl of cubed bread.  Stir in one egg and finely chopped fresh parsley.  Cut 2 TBS butter into bowl and stir.

Put in baking tray/pan and top with remaining 2 TBS of butter (Mama says: you can never have too much butter) and cover with foil. Bake 30 mins.  Remove foil and bake an extra 10-15 minutes for a crunchy top, if so desired.

If you’d like a homemade gluten-free pie this year as well, there will be a limited amount  available at Salud, the Healthy Pantry (Falls Church, VA) , Baklava Couture (Kensington, MD) and Lemon Street Market (Lancaster PA) starting Sunday, November 22.

Food + Enterprise, Commercial Kitchen, New Accounts!

Wow! What a month!

Four weeks ago I was in New York as a finalist for the Food + Enterprise pitch competition but the 3-day conference was so much more than that. It was a community of hundreds of activists: farmers, lawyers, investors, civil servants and small batch producers concerned about food.  Truly amazing to be surrounded by folks that agree that the way we grow, make and consume food in America is not only a problem but also where we can start to fix things.

photo GG owner in WSJ

I tied for 3rd in my presentation (HUGE thanks to RoundPeg Communications for editing and polishing my slides) and I was so honored to be awarded a scholarship for a Food Entrepreneur Certificate Program by Natural Gourmet Institute this fall. I also launched a fundraising campaign on Barnraiser that weekend.  I’ve reached my tilt goal from supportive and generous fans like you, but I am still accepting donations until April 3. Your gift will get you a dozen cookies with free shipping or an invitation to an exclusive gluten-free event in DC or NYC.

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This campaign is, in part, funding my move to DC’s newest community commercial kitchen, Mess Hall. This move will allow me to bake more, and to bake more efficiently as I grow my business.  I need more bread pans and mixing bowls, as well as new certifications for the District (ah – permits!).

Speaking of growth, I’m happy to add FOUR new locations for Goldilocks Goodies starting next week!  My breads will be available at Sona, DC’s first and only creamery in Eastern Market, and my cookies will be for sale at South Block Juice Co in Arlington, VA, Third Space Wellness in downtown Silver Spring, and  .. . .  the first availability in New York through Farm to People!   Sona GF Grilled Cheese 2

You can still find my treats at your favorite local shops, like:

Pleasant Pops
Kefa Cafe
the Maryland Food Collective at UMD
La Mano Coffee Bar (gluten-free breakfast sandwiches!)
Washington’s Green Grocer
Salud, the Healthy Pantry
Relay Foods
Lemon Street Market (gluten-free shoo-fly pies!)

and at these neighborhood gourmet restaurants:

Open City
GCDC
Neopol Smokery at Belvedere Square

.. . with more being added soon!  As you can see, a lot is happening with Goldilocks Goodies right now.  Thank you so much for being a fan of quality, gluten-free treats and offering your support, purchasing power, and generous donations during this time.  If you have ideas about restaurants or stores you’d like to see carry Goldilocks Goodies, please have the owner contact me, or send me an email about it! emily@goldilocksgoodies.com.

Comfort Food weather is here!

Phew! The team here at Goldilocks Goodies (my self, my trusted delivery car Lucille, and my 1950s Hotpoint oven, my1960s sunbeam mixer) all needed a rest after the busy holiday season.

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Thank you for ordering pies to share at your family table, trying delicious gluten-free baklava from my partnership with Baklava Couture, coming to see me at the Union Market pop-up, and continuing to be loyal supporters of my treats.

mes hall at um

This month, Goldilocks Goodies bread continues to grow: available on breakfast sandwiches at La Mano Coffee Bar, gourmet grilled cheese at GCDC, eclectic sandwiches at Open City, at the deli counter at University of MD’s Food Collective, and a perfectly smoked salmon BLT at Neopol Smokery.

neopol

More news with retail options to make your own gourmet toasts at home – for now you can order through Washington’s Green Grocer.

Either way, please stay warm and enjoy a toasty grilled sandwich on delicious, buttery gluten-free bread!

Fall is Here!

My favorite time of year is here!  Crisp apples, crisp weather, fields harvested, soft evening light after the busy back-to-school and vacation-over days.

Sona GF Grilled Cheese 2  Lots of news since this summer for Goldilocks Goodies.  My fresh-baked bread can be ordered on a breakfast sandwich at La Mano Coffee Bar (Takoma Park), for grilled cheeses at GCDC (downtown DC), on burgers at Sona Creamery (Eastern Market), and sandwiches at the deli in Maryland Food Collective (College Park).  It’s also now available for home delivery through Washington’s Green Grocer and available for the first time in Lancaster City at Lemon Street Market.   GG Sandwich Bread 2

As always, my cookies can be found at Pleasant Pops, Kefa Cafe, Salud Healthy Pantry, as well as the markets listed above.

September 25th I’ll be sampling my bread at GCDC during lunch rush.

Sunday, Oct 5th I’ll be at Takoma Park Farmers’ Market with La Mano Coffee from 10-2 sampling and selling seasonal treats.  They just celebrated their 1-year anniversary of business, and I’ve been proud to be working with them since their opening.

You can always get the latest posts and pictures from my facebook page, twitter, and instagram.  Stay tuned for exciting holiday announcements and specials!

Sunday, October 26th I’ll be at Community Forklift vending quiche and coffee cake for their open house.

Happy Spring!

Looks like winter is officially over!

Image This Saturday, May 3 I’ll be at the opening market day of Petworth Community Market from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Grab a slice of vegetable quiche made with free-range eggs, whole milk, asparagus and cheese sourced locally from Lancaster County, PA.

Have you checked out GCDC yet?  Artisanal grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch and a wine & cheese bar by night.  Ask for my gluten-free bread!

Stay tuned for details about this month’s The Hour* DC featuring all gluten-free eats and drinks at unique venues around the city.  Be Happy Again at the Hour.*

As always, you can find my famous PB Chocolate Chip cookies at Lemon Street Market, Kefa Cafe, Pleasant Pops, Salud Pantry, La Mano Coffee Bar and Relay Foods.  Treats and sandwiches on my gluten-free bread available at the MD Food Co-op at the University of Maryland.  My sandwich bread and cinnamon & cardamom raisin bread are available weekly at Little Red Fox.  Gluten-free breads also available in your weekly produce basket through Friends and FarmsGoldilocks Goodies coffee cake3

For special orders or office catering within the beltway, please email me emily@goldilocksgoodies.com. If you live outside of Lancaster County or the DMV, I can send you some cookies in the mail!

 

Get Goldilocks Goodies to the Big Apple!

Dear Fans,

I’ve made a big decision to attend this summer’s Fancy Food Show in New York City.  This annual expo showcases unique and innovative food products, and champions artisanal food companies.  I’d love to share my cookies with the industry on a national platform, and turn my company into a nationwide brand.

gg in big apple The cost of the show is very pricey; they can demand a high price knowing that key industry contacts will be made.  If I wait for my own profits to pay for it, it will take me another year or more to save.  And the food industry, like most others, is very time-sensitive.  I don’t want to wait until there is a similar (sub-par!) product on the market.

To that end, I’ve started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the booth rental and costs of attending the show this summer.  If you also believe there is a national audience ready and hungry for a treat as special and satisfying as my cookies, I would really appreciate your donation to make it possible this year.  Here is the link to my campaign video and donation page.

I’m really excited about the difference this will make in the growth of Goldilocks Goodies and know that your support and appreciation has gotten me as far as I have today.  Thank you for being a fan.

A Month of (gluten-free) Love!

February: the month of Love.  I’m celebrate the love of all things gluten-free with fabulous brunches, happy hours, market re-openings and more!

Sunday, February 16th you’re invited Buttermilk Waffle with Homemade whipped cream Goldilocks Goodiesto my DC apartment for brunch with buttermilk waffles and homemade whipped cream and preserves, farm-fresh quiche, salad greens, and toast for only $39.  Sign-up here (or check the calendar for dates for each month).  Very limited seating.

kefa brunch sign up

Sunday, February 23rd Goldilocks Goodies will be serving fresh buttermilk waffles at Kefa Cafe in downtown Silver Spring, MD.  Gluten-free waffles, savory quiches, side salad, and a coffee bar including a special traditional Ethiopian pour-over from the owners.  A very unique, all-inclusive fresh & gluten-free brunch experience.   Come meet your neighbors in the gluten-free community at this wonderful locally-owned coffee shop that has been a Silver Spring institution for almost 20 years.   Find out more details and reserve your spot with pre-paid sign-up ($39 including tax and tip) in the shop located at 963 Bonifant St, Silver Spring, MD or on-line here.  Limited seating.

the hour shortThe official launch of DC’s first exclusively gluten-free happy hour series begins on Wednesday, February 26th.  From 6-9 p.m. we will have a private event at Meeps Vintage with catered bites from Goldilocks Goodies, Kate Bakes and Baklava Couture plus Omission Beer. Pre-paid ticket includes all the eats, drinks, plus shop discounts and a gift bag for first 10 sign-ups.  Check out all the details and register here before it sells out.

I TOLD you February had a lot of events in store!  March will have another Sunday brunch on March 23rd and I’ll have news for a “Fresh-out-of-the-oven” event in collaboration with CloudTerre, a beautiful handmade ceramics studio in northern Virginia.  I will be catering seasonal bites on her newly-debuted cafe collection on Tuesday, March 18jars and cloud terre table display

You can always get my treats at lots of wonderful, locally owned shops in PA, MD, DC, and VA.  Check out the full list here.

An Exciting New Year!

Happy 2014!  It’s going to be a great year, with continued expansion around the city of finding fresh, gluten-free goodies, meeting me for samples, and hosting one-of-a-kind events.

Here’s what’s happening in January:

Have you stopped by La Mano Coffee Bar in Takoma Park?  The only place to get my gluten-free & vegan everything bagels! Plus a rotating selection of quiches, brownies and cookies.  I’ll be there sampling treats on Sunday, January 19th.

Goldilocks Goodies is one of the sponsors for this year’s Polar Bear Plunge at National Harbor, hosted by Chesapeake Climate Action Network, on Saturday, January 25.  Brave enough to dip your toes and raise money for a great cause? Donations and teams can be made online.  I’ll be there in the morning pre-plunge with quiches and cookies.

Buttermilk Waffle with Homemade whipped cream Goldilocks GoodiesStarting January 26, I’ll be hosting Sunday Brunch at my house with buttermilk waffles, savory quiche, and toast or bagels.  All gluten-free, fresh-baked and delicious.  Very limited space and held only once a month.  Sign up here!

My fresh-baked sandwich bread and cinnamon raisin bread is carried by the Little Red Fox in Cleveland Park.  Soft, chewy, perfectly grilled and toasted, and stores well in the freezer.    sandwich bread

We are eagerly awaiting DC’s first creamery, Sona, to open this month in Eastern Market.  They will be selling Goldilocks Goodies treats and bread for gluten-free grilled cheese sandwiches!  Stay tuned for exact launch date when they have their full menu up and running.

You can continue to find my treats at these wonderful local shops:
East King Culinary (Lancaster, PA)
Friends & Farms (Columbia, MD)
La Mano Coffee Bar (Takoma, DC)
Lemon Street Market (Lancaster, PA)
Little Red Fox (Cleveland Park, DC)
MD Food Collective (College Park, MD)
Pleasant Pops (Adams Morgan, DC)
Relay  Foods (Locations throughout VA, MD, DC)
Salud, the Healthy Pantry (Great Falls, VA)

Coming in February: A gluten-free happy hour event in DC, Sunday Brunch with buttermilk waffles, and availability through Washington Green Grocer.  (I told you lots of good things were happening this year!)

December Happenings

Hold on tight, folks!  It’s a pretty quick clip from here to the year’s end!  Mark your calendars for some gluten-free gift-giving goodies or treats for yourself!

cranberry quickbread mix

Saturday, Dec 7 I’ll be back at the DC Meet Market with cookies and mixes for my cranberry pecan quickbreads alongside beautiful handmade ceramics from CloudTerre.

Sunday, Dec 8 I’ll be at the Take Back Your Health Expo in McLean, VA with workshops, food tastings and tbyhealthhandcrafted gifts specifically for those who want to free themselves from the limitations of chronic disease.  Attendance and parking are free.

Check out details, vendors, and the day’s line-up at http://www.takebackyourhealthconference.com.

mothers day cookie jarFriday, December 13 I’ll be at the #HolidayReady market in Rosslyn, VA (1500 Wilson Blvd) 2 blocks from the Rosslyn Metro and with free parking.  It’s from 10 a.m. -10 p.m. and is like no other holiday market this season!  Check out full details here. 

I’ll be teaching a gluten-free holiday cookie class at Living Social event space in downtown DC on Saturday, Dec 14 and Saturday, Dec 21.  Class is only $39 and you’ll learn 3 classic cookie recipes, learn tips for baking and have a great time with other gluten-free eaters!  Sign up for a class here.  

I’ll be at Whole Foods Silver Spring  on Monday, Dec 16 doing a demo of simple, versatile, crowd-pleasing holiday dishes and sharing recipes, tips on gluten-free entertaining, top 10 items with hidden gluten to avoid.  Class is free, but space limited and RSVP required at the store.  whoopiepies

Stay tuned for other Goldilocks Goodies’ debut at neighborhood shops and sites. As always, there are wonderfully supportive retailers that carry my treats – all handcrafted with care and delivered fresh:

In Lancaster County, PA: Lemon Street Market, East King Culinary

In Maryland: Friends & Farms, MD Food Collective, Kefa Cafe, Relay Foods

In DC: Pleasant Pops Farmhouse Market and Cafe, La Mano Coffee Bar

In VA: Salud, the Healthy Pantry, Relay Foods