Tomorrow is the first day of fall and it feels like fall here in Virginia. We have had clear, sunny days and cool nights. Now if the leaves would just start turning. When fall arrives most of us turn our thoughts towards soups and stews or, if you are my husband, spaghetti. Why not add sweet potato biscuits to your menu when serving a hearty soup or stew? They are delicious and sweet potatoes are good for you. Try them with your Brunswick stew or vegetable soup. I think you will find they are the perfect compliment.
As of Wednesday, September 28, 2011, Jane'sBiscuits.com has a new home. We are no longer located in my home but in a newly renovated space downtown. It was a long journey filled with a lot of frustrations but the space is great and, I think, will be worth the effort. There are still kinks to be worked out but slowly and surely my staff and I are getting comfortable in our new home. We look forward to producing even more delicious biscuits yet never neglecting the sweet potato biscuit that started this entire venture. Happy fall to all!
The much anticipated cheese biscuits are here! We are not in our new facility yet but we are trying to make enough cheese biscuits in the old location to meet demand. Hopefully, in another week we will be in the new facility and meeting demand won't be a problem. I hope you like these new biscuits as much as my family and friends do. Enjoy!
Cheese biscuits are coming soon. I promise! We are in the middle of renovating our new space downtown. If you have ever done any construction you know that it always takes at least twice as long as promised. The new space will allow us to expand our product line. Everyone seems to be begging for the cheese biscuits so that will be first. Be patient. They are coming, I promise!
It's the official beginning of summer and things are getting hot here at Jane's biscuits! Stay tuned for some exciting developements hopefully coming soon. We may be moving into a new space which will allow us to offer cheese biscuits and, in the future, other flavors. Check back often to see what's cooking at Jane's biscuits.
Welcome to a brand new year filled with possibilities for growth. I am excitied to see where my business will go this year. I would love to offer my cheese biscuit for sale but limited production space makes that hard. How will that be resolved this year if at all? It will be fun to see how the business changes and grows throughout the year. I will keep you filled in on what is happening. Happy New Year!
It seems that every family has food traditions connected with Christmas. My mother always made fruitcake for Christmas. Early on it was the traditional dark cake with lots of candied fruit and nuts. Later she changed to a Kentucky bourbon cake that was a light colored cake with less fruit and more nuts. After she baked it she would soak it in a healthy amount of bourbon and wrap it in a towel. That was a good cake! My aunt always made an almond crescent cookie that was rolled in vanilla sugar. I could eat my weight in those. Many food traditions center around desserts. I suppose that's because we try to avoid a lot of dessert during the year so we think it is alright to indulge during the holidays. My biscuits are becoming a tradition for my extended family. I serve them warmed with Edwards ham. They don't last long once they come out of the oven. Why don't you give them a try for your holiday dinner? Your family will thank you!
Can you believe that it is November already? Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I know that you have many wonderful memories of family gatherings for Thanksgiving as I do. Most of my memories are centered around the smell of turkey roasting and pumpkin pies baking. For me it is not Thanksgiving without those two things plus a few mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. The bread in my home was always a delicious homemade yeast roll (and still is today!) However, I have begun serving my sweet potato biscuits with country ham as an appetizer. That plate is empty almost before I can set it down and return to the kitchen. Why not try some at your family Thanksgiving dinner. Trust me, your family will thank you for adding sweet potato biscuits to your menu. I hope that each of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with those people who are important to you. Jane
I love football. I love college football and professional football. In fact, my husband and son say I am a fanatic about football. The days between the Super Bowl and the beginning of the NFL preseason are dull and uninteresting to me. As a child I played touch football with my brothers and cousins many Sunday afternoons. I was a "junior" cheerleader for our local high school when I was in elementary school and was a varsity cheerleader in high school. I would love to be a color commentator for college games but my family would die of embarassement if I were to do that!
It seems that in the south (and, probably, in other regions of the country) people say "I care" or "I love you"with food. When my husband and I visit his parents his mother always has everyone's favorite food: fried chicken for him, mashed potatoes for me, macaroni and cheese for our son. When any of our neighbors are sick or have a wedding or death in the family we drown them in food. It's our way of saying we're sorry for what someone is going through or we are glad for the happy occasion. I have a friend who cooks entire meals for people. She did that for us when we first moved here before she even really knew us. She was the first person at our door with food. What a blessing that was to us. In the hectic world we live in where no one seems to have time for a neighbor in need I'm glad that, at least in small southern towns, people still take the time to express concern with food. Flowers are nice, but an item from someone's kitchen prepared with love speaks volumes. I hope that my biscuits will become a part of that tradition. I know that they have here in my town. No, the person giving them didn't make them but they were made with love and care one at a time by hand in my kitchen. God works in wonderful ways even through the smallest act of kindness. Think about it.