Sunday, June 21, 2015

Closed Until July

We are currently in Wyoming at Water Valley Ranch:  www.watervalleyranch.com.  We are baking and cooking for guests here, and enjoying the beauty and surroundings.  We startled deer several times yesterday out walking, and I saw antelope for the first time.  The weather is perfect, in the '80's.  (Such a relief from Tucson!)  We shall be here until July 1st, when we drive back to Tucson.  Until then, you can send an email with orders for July, or questions:  alaine@greenheartbakery.com.  (Our phones do not work up/out here.)

Thank you, and see you soon!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

June Schedule

Green Heart will be at Sunday St. Phillips Plaza farmers market on June 14th.  (Please note that we will NOT be there as usual on Saturday June 13th.)

You'll be able to plan on Chocolate Brownie Cake, Pear Cranberry Upside Down Cake, Herbed Seitan in BBQ sauce, Roasted Vegetables in Pesto, as well as Tuno Sandwiches and in containers, brownies, muffins, cookies - and other surprises.

Remember:  much of what we bring is determined by regular (or not-so-regular) customers who request/order particular items.  Be sure to give a call to request/reserve anything that you have your heart set on:  520-954-2409.

After June 14th, Green Heart will NOT be at St. Phillips again until July.  We are traveling to Water Valley Ranch in Wyoming, and will be gone for 2 weeks.  We'll be happy to make your orders when we return.

Thank you as always for your interest and support.  Have a beautiful June!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

End of May: 5/30 & 31

If you live in Tucson, you know this month is the last of  "the season", meaning that many people vacation or find another way to escape the summer heat here.  That said, May itself is an extremely busy month, with Mother's Day and Graduation, in addition to birthday cakes, and St. Phillips Plaza farmers markets on Saturdays and Sundays.  In addition, we've been blessed with lovely, cooler-than-usual-for-May temps all month, making the weekend markets really delightful.  I hope we all remember that in June!

It has been a very busy month for Green Heart; so much so, that typically, photos were not even taken of cakes before they went out the door.....and there has been almost no time to sit down, much less write posts. Apologies for that.  (Only slightly more posts were made on Facebook.)  And so, I have no photos to post at the moment.

We are very pleased to report that we are catering a vegan wedding buffet this Saturday night here in Tucson, and therefore, Green Heart will NOT be at St. Phillips Plaza farmers market on May 30 & 31st.

We will return June 6th and 7th, summer hours, 8 am - noon.  We will have our seitan in barbecue sauce, amongst other new delights for the summer.  So do not despair if you are not escaping Tucson!  There will still be something delicious to look forward to!  Thank you so much for all the support!!  It is very much appreciated.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Easter's Over! Summer Hours Begin Sat. 4/18 at St. Phillips

Jelly Bean cupcakes, Easter Bunny cake and Carrot Cake dressed up with fresh berries

Yes, Easter was fun, and so was last weekend (April 11/12) with the SAACA Art Fair at St. Phillips Plaza.

This weekend, April 18/19, we will be at St. Phillips Plaza farmers market, as usual.  NEW SUMMER HOURS START SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH, 8 am to noon.  Noon comes very quickly when the weather is as beautiful as it is now, so PLAN AHEAD, and don't be disappointed (by arriving too late to St. Phillips).

This weekend we will have:  Chocolate Brownie Cake, Carrot Cake, Organic Fresh Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Orange Coconut Pineapple Coffee Cakes and muffins, Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins.

Savory side:  Organic Kale, Spinach, Mushroom Pie, our yummy but not hot spicy chili with corn mini-muffins, steamed red potatoes stuffed with a "kicked-up" hummus, and all 3 sandwiches:  Tuno ("chickpea of the sea"), sprouted organic millet lentil loaf, and hummus veggie slaw.

As always:  organic chocolate brownies, diabetic-friendly brownies, molasses ginger cookies, chewy oatmeal craisin cookies, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

On Sunday, you will also find Pear Cranberry upside down cake, gingerbread, and Coconut Snackin' Cake -- a single-layer cake with no frosting.  Sweetened with organic birch, it's diabetic-friendly, and works with the Body Ecology Diet.  It's gluten-free, and low-calorie, and without added fat -- and yummy for coconut lovers.

Come out and enjoy the best weather of the year in Tucson!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spring!

We have been so busy (thank goodness!) that I have not posted since February.  We are delivering twice a week to New Life on Speedway, and hence, have stopped going to the Green Valley Farmers Market on Wednesdays.
We've made many birthday and special occasion cakes recently, many customized for special diets.

This coming weekend, March 28th and 29th, Green Heart will be at St. Phillips Plaza Farmers Market, as usual, 9 am - 1 pm.

In addition, we shall be at Dr. Michael Gregor's event, in the vegan food court on Sunday at the Loft Cinema at 3233 Speedway.  The food court is from 1 pm - 3 pm; he speaks at 3.  Cost is $20 and tickets are available at the Loft Cinema.


We will have a wide selection of cakes, pie, and uncheesecakes by the slice, in addition to our sandwiches:  sprouted organic millet lentil loaf, "tuno" aka "chickpea of the sea", and hummus with veggie slaw.  All can be packaged to take home (and enjoy later!), or can be eaten on site, in case you can't wait!


Triple Berry Pie w/organic spelt crust, veganically-grown.  Key Lime Uncheesecake w/Kiwi.
Remember - all our items our organic whole-grain, typically oat, which has 2 1/2 times the nutrients of organic whole wheat.  Everything is sweetened without cane sugar; there's no "sugar rush", and nothing's addictive, so you don't overeat.  Of course it's all vegan, and made without oil or added fats.  That's right:  it's "dessert that doesn't hurt". 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Busy February (thank you!)

Individual Berry Tart (set on chocolate filling) and Raspberry Chocolate Hearts
It's February and Tucson is in "high gear":  the Gem Show, the Rodeo, and all the "snowbirds" are here for the gorgeous weather.

It has been so busy that I have not posted for several weeks!  The BEST IDEA is to "like" and follow Green Heart Bakery on Facebook, or at least check our Facebook page, if you would like to see WHERE WE ARE.  I have managed to post there a couple times per week, confirming that we'll be at the farmers markets, for example.

Green Heart is at 3 farmers markets every week:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 1 pm at St. Phillips Plaze (SE corner of River and Campbell), and Wednesday 10 am - 2 pm in Green Valley (Esperanza exit, turn right, and immediately left into shopping center).

Carrot Cake decorated for a birthday
Every weekend we have a hearty soup, and a main dish, both of which can be purchased by individual serving.  Also sandwiches - the newest is Hummus Veg Slaw, which joins the ever-popular Tuno (aka Chickpea of the Sea).

Orange Coconut Pineapple Coffee Cake

Always a good selection of baked goods:  coffee cake, muffins, brownies, cookies, cakes by the slice, and often pies and tarts.  Remember:  everything is made with organic whole-grain flours, and almost everything is gluten-free.  No refined sugar, no dairy, no eggs, no GMO ingredients, no added fat.  As we like to say, Green Heart makes "dessert that doesn't hurt".  In fact, it's all nutritious, as well as delicious.

See you soon at the market!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Saturday, Jan 24 and Sunday, Jan 25th - St. Phillips Farmers Market

This weekend, Green Heart will be at St. Phillips Farmers Market, as usual.

We will have:

Blueberry Blue Corn Muffins
Chocolate Oat Bran Muffins
Gingerbread, frosted or not
Oatmeal Craisin Cookies
Molasses Ginger Cookies
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

German Chocolate Cake, by the slice
Meyer Lemon Tarts - diabetic-friendly
Pear Cranberry Upside Down Cake
Chocolate Raspberry Mini-Bundts (made with organic brown rice flour)

Ted's Split Pea Soup with Potatoes, Carrots, Celery and Parsnips
Baked Stuffed Organic Red Bell Peppers with Onion Mushroom Gravy (fat-free, almond milk-based)

Tuno, sandwiches and containers
Organic Chocolate Brownies
Diabetic-friendly Brownies

Vermont pure maple syrup, jojoba oil, Ted's bear fetish T-shirts

* NO Green Valley on Wednesday, January 28th, and NO St. Phillips on Saturday, January 31st.

Thanks so much, and we hope to see you there!