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Island Bread Company is "raising" a brick oven!
Island Bread Company is "raising" a brick oven!
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    1. Alex C. Schaefer on November 16, 2014

      It's been two years, but here I am: still waiting on the bread. Please, may I have it?

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      Suzanne Shoemaker on February 10, 2013

      Any idea when we might be receiving our baked goods. It's way beyond reasonable.

    3. David Thomas on August 8, 2012

      Wondering how the oven is coming along, is it baking yet?

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      Sarah Stowell on May 22, 2012

      Yay!!! Congratulations - I'll be camping on the island late this summer - hope the oven is ready so I can share with everyone :)

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      Mark Conger on May 22, 2012

      Added a little extra to cover shipping and get to the 10% goal :)

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      Michael O'Connell on May 22, 2012

      We have enjoyed your bread sold at stores on the Island and now look forward to more!
      Molly Ryan and Mike O'Connell

    7. Heidi Gilbertson Creator on May 20, 2012

      that was A great time fresh bread every morning with honey on it. My first time seeing A brick oven, now we can share that again on the island.
      Thanks Daniel

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      Scott McDonald on May 19, 2012

      Way to go, Heidi. Your endeavor reminded me of when Daniel, Anna and I rumbled through the Peloponese and managed to find a little village where we nearly killed ourselves one night. Before leaving the next morning, we bought a couple loaves of bread pulled from a brick oven from a local bakery that seemed to hang off the edge of a cliff. Anna drove and I buttered the bread. I can sense the warmth and smell the yeast.

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      Kathy Kirk on May 14, 2012

      I believe in you!! Let the building and baking begin!!! Kathy

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      Sandy Andre on May 12, 2012

      Heidi! Just saw your ad in the Pulse! Good for you! I hope this means you will still be coming to the Farmer's Market in Sturgeon Bay.

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      Keller Family on May 11, 2012

      Wahooo! You did it! Awesome-ness

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      North Star Realty on May 10, 2012

      Let the baking begin!! Congrats Heidi!

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      Audra Martine on May 10, 2012

      Happy thoughts are sent your way, friend! Best wishes on this venture :)

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      Dan Baker on May 3, 2012


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      Yannique & Bob Purman on May 3, 2012

      How "To Refresh Bread:" by Heidi Gilbertson

      (This is on the back of her business card.)

      If your loaf is a day or two old and has not been sliced into, you can revive it quite nicely.
      1. Moisten it by running it under the water faucet quickly.
      2. Place it in a 400 degree oven for 7 or 8 minutes.

      Our breads also freeze well:
      1. After thawing place your loaf in a 350 degree over for 15-20 minutes.
      This should bring back its crust.

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      Yannique & Bob Purman on May 3, 2012

      Hello Everyone,
      Our family has been enjoying Heidi's breads for years.

      Sometimes it has been hard to get her products so I usually buy multiple loafs at the same time. Then I slice the bread, return the full loaf to the plastic bag and freeze it. That way I can always enjoy a toasted slice of fresh bread even weeks after it was baked.

      We hope you get this oven built so we can eat more of your bread!

    18. Seven Generations Ahead on May 3, 2012

      Good luck Heidi!

      We at Truck Farm Chicago (check out our KickStarter project too LOVE fresh baked bread. Truck Farm road trip up to check out the bakery anyone?!

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      Marjie and Steve Tobey on May 2, 2012

      Heidi . . . You could name your oven BRENDA . . . It means "fire brand" in Anglo-Saxon
      and Nordic.

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      Dennis Smalley on May 2, 2012

      Heidi, our roles will soon be reversed. You will be the teacher, I will be the student. Better have a good discipline plan in place before starting. What is the penalty for putting too much garlic in the bread?

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      Ann Martin-Fornaciari on May 2, 2012

      Bravo to you Heidi!!! We certainly look forward to your delicious warm bread when we arrive on the island this summer.............our best to you!
      Gil & Ann Fornaciari

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      Nancy Lindsay on May 1, 2012

      This will be a great asset for Islanders and visitors. Baked goods, killer coffee, and a good book, all in one location!

      Nancy Lindsay

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      Melanie and Andy Donnelly on April 27, 2012

      We know you will succeed, Heidi! Best of luck...We sure "knead" your bread!

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      Keller Family on April 26, 2012

      Woot! Go Heidi go. We love your bread and we love the island.

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      Frank Maxwell on April 22, 2012

      I can smell the pizza already!