Happy Fatha’s Day!

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Father’s Day is fast approaching! You might have noticed, we have extended our hours and added a few days to make sure everybody is able to sneak in for a snack! We are now open Wednesday through Sunday from 10-till 8ish, sometimes later! Sundays we do close at 5!

Boston was amazing and I now feel entitled to say things like “Fatha’ and “Lobstah roll” with the travel log to vouch for me!

I went to Julia Child’s house in Cambridge. I stood outside the fence. It was fantastic. (However, the current owner drives a Prius smattered in vegetarian and vegan stickers. I’ll let that sink in for a moment.)  Went to Savenor’s, her local butcher and bought butchery-type items and took photos like a tourist.

Enough about me, though-you want Father’s Day specials-here you go! We have an incredible set of original Perry Mason hardbacks, pretty hard to find. Some wonderful locally made pottery for the dad’s who love a bowl of morning granola! Homemade biscotti to tuck in some of our one-of-a-kind pottery mugs with a bag of fresh and locally roasted coffee, hysterical handmade cards, vintage travel and gardening books, wonderful oils, vinegars, waterproof matches and applewood chips for the grill gods and as to baked goods:

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Shawn Pie-Chocolate Chess Pie in a pastry crust with a ribbon of peanut butter, topped with chocolate ganache and crushed candied walnuts $17.00

Ira Pie-Sour Cherry Pie, Ira’s all time favorite, he gets them in multiples! $18.00

Chocolate Rolls-our sweet roll dough, swirled and tucked around 3 kinds of buttered chocolate and brushed with more butter and a toothsome topping of turbinado sugar $4.00 each

Whiskey Cherry Moonshine Pound Cake-our buttermilk pound cake riddled with cherries soaked in whiskey and glazed with moonshine $7.00

Peanut Butter Power Play-a 6 pack of Peanut Butter cookies to include, Double PB, PB&C and Oatmeal PB $6.50

German Chocolate Cupcakes-$12 a 6 pack

Apricot Appreciation Cake-almond cake filled with D’Arbo apricots and frosted with a butterscotch frosting. A lovely European style treat $26.50

As always, please order ahead! Delivery is available to Pomegranate Books for Saturday a.m. Orders must be picked up by 3 p.m.

Shocking Confessions and Suspicious Hours

I haven’t blogged in weeks and now I am here to shock you. I am leaving. Ok, only for 4 days, but there you go. Please feel free to feed and water Mom, Shawn and the kids as they hold down the fort and dispense Luna Pops and Nye’s Cream Sandwiches to the hordes of out-of-towners!

The case is loaded today, so stock up! Alternately, Pine Valley Market, Pomegranate Books, Brown Dog Coffee Company, Kornerstone Bistro, Gallagher’s and Quarter Moon Books are also packed to the gills with tasty treats so you shan’t have to do without!

To that end, our hours this weekend will be different. Today is 11-7 as per usual. Friday and Saturday, due to the scandalous lack of baked goods due to my gad-aboutness we will open at 12.

Upon return, I shall post the Father’s Day specials and the pictures from my fabulous and unprecedented adventure!

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Happy 1 Year Anniversary to Sugar Island!

Water-color-happy-anniversary-wishesIMG_20140331_182106_623Movin' Out! 013One year ago today, we transitioned Sugar on Front St. into Sugar Island. I can’t believe it’s been a year! There have been so many exciting adventures this past year. A lot of new friends have been made and our wholesale business has increased dramatically. It has been our great privilege to partner with some amazing artisans, craftsman, farmers, spinners and musicians!  Thank you to all for your continued support and belief in small, family-run businesses, handcrafted items and wholesome goodness made from scratch.

It has seemed to involve a lot of trucks though…often trucks with precariously perched purchases of pre-used pedigree…

We can’t wait to show you the new additions and expansions we have made! Come on out, have a seat and a treat, get some sun on your face and breathe in the lovely salt air.

Happy Anniversary, Sugar! Here’s to many more!

Gettin’ Cheesy.

 

Still rolling full steam ahead with St. Pat’s Plans! Adding on a glorious Whiskey Cheddar Stout Bread though-because I can.  $6.50

Blarney Stone Granola - pistachios, pumpkin seeds and apricots make this granola a LUCKY CHARM! ~ $6.00

Irish Creme Cheesecake - brownie crust and a luscious Irish creme swirled cheesecake batter ~ $26.00

Bailey’s Creme Babycake -mini chocolate cake filled with Bailey’s creme mousse and frosted with mocha frosting ~ $19.00

Oatmeal Currant Scones - plumped currants tucked into our oatmeal scone batter ~ $2.00 each

4 Leaf Clover Cupcakes – available in double vanilla or double chocolate-baked in a emerald green wrapper and decorated with a hand piped 4 leaf clover

Gold Bars - buttermilk pound cake loaves frosted in caramel and sprinkled with gold leaf ~ $7.50

Irish Soda Bread - available with or without caraway seed ~ $7.00 a loaf

There’s a Pot O’ Gold at the end of the Swingbridge! Oooh La La!

The sun is shining! Well, at least right now it is! Loads of colorful festivities coming up in the next few weeks! Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day are happening and besides being big food holidays we are French (barely) and Irish (a LOT)  so we celebrate IN STYLE! .

Empty Bowls is coming up again this year and and we are providing desserts to accompany all the luscious soups that will go with the to-die-for bowls!  (https://www.facebook.com/emptybowls.wilmington?fref=ts)

Also coming up the barnraising! We are providing desserts for this scrumptious event as well and look forward to attending. (http://www.feastdowneast.org/InviteFINAL.pdf)

As always, please order ahead for any holiday treats. Wilmington pickup is available at Pomegranate Books (http://www.pombooks.net/).

We are happy to announce two new Sugary destinations! Hullabaloo in Hampstead will have mommy snacks (https://www.facebook.com/hullabalooplay) and 24 South Coffee House in Wilmington (https://www.facebook.com/pages/24-South-Coffee-House/1432240193678251) will have an assortment of fun and tasty treats!

Look for updates on the OTHER SIDE as we being painting! Many, many thanks to our furniture fairy who gifted us with a TON of great looking stuff!

King Cakes (with bebe’!)-raspberry, cream cheese, cinnamon, caramel pecan, chocolate chip and lemon $15.00 thru 3/2/14

Blarney Stone Granola-pistachios, pumpkin seeds and apricots make this granola a LUCKY CHARM! $6.00

Irish Creme Cheesecake-brownie crust and a luscious irish creme swirled cheesecake batter $26.00

Bailey’s Creme Babycake-mini chocolate cake filled with Bailey’s creme mousse and frosted with mocha frosting $19.00

Oatmeal Currant Scones-plumped currants tucked into our oatmeal scone batter $2.00 each

4 Leaf Clover Cupcakes-available in double vanilla or double chocolate-baked in a emerald green wrapped and decorated with a hand piped 4 leaf clover

Gold Bars-buttermilk pound cake loaves frosted in caramel and sprinkled with gold leaf $7.50

Irish Soda Bread-available with or without caraway seed $7.00 a loaf

AGAIN PLEASE ORDER AHEAD!!!

Love is in the air! Oh wait-that’s ice.

It is with huge humility that we say a big, heartfelt THANK YOU!! and WE LOVE YOU TOO! to all of our friends and wholesale customers old and new! January was every bit as busy as December which is kind of mind-blowing, because, well, it’s January and it’s “so slow”. To all of you who shopped and shipped and visited with us, thank you, thank you! Our first year on Topsail Island has been absolutely amazing and the continued loyalty amongst our original customers is wonderful!

So it is with EXTREME PRIDE (and a little bit of sheer nervousness…) we announce the opening of “SUPPLIES!”  Hahahahah! Dumbest name ever! But really, it is now Sugar Island Bakery and Supplies. We have taken over another unit in our shopping center so that, once again, there is seating to enjoy your friend’s company and have a coffee and slice of something and unwind.

As to “supplies” we will expand our line of granolas, locally roasted coffees from Brown Dog Coffee (http://www.browndogcoffeecompany.com/ and Java Estate Roastery, our local honeys, free range eggs, quilt cards by Meg Prange, goats milk soaps by Heavenly Homestead (https://www.etsy.com/shop/heavenlyhomesteading), clothing line from Just Like Honey (http://www.sewntothebone.com/), pottery and jewelry from Fat Cat Pottery and Re-Eco, an increased selection of Melissa Gray’s luxurious soaps and spectacular fiber art(http://melissagray.homestead.com/)and all of our specialty baking ingredients like flours, seeds and nuts.  We will be carrying herbs (in season) from Shelton Herb Farms and a large selection of the incomparable LunaPops (http://lunapops.com/) and the genius Nye’s Ice cream sandwiches (http://nyescreamsandwiches.com/) to complement all our handmade yumminess! Plus, a huge selection of rare and used books, focusing on children’s literature and, naturally, cookbooks!

And we will finally bring back the Sugar Island t-shirts and mugs!  To round out all this excitement, we will be unrolling our antique dish and pedestal rental service for people who want their festivities to look divine without being stuck with an excessive amount of vintage china!

We are aiming for March 1, to open up all this madness and will post pictures as the renovations begin! Should anyone have really cool Hoosier’s, old pianos, outdoor rocking chairs or sturdy bookshelves they would like to trade in towards store credit-lemme know! The current color is, ahem, lava orange with faux stucco and earth platelets. Clearly not keeping THAT. Yeah, don’t ask.

Below, please find our Valentine’s Day Menu-you know the deal, order ahead!  Here are a few pictures of our frozen island…it’s been as cold as Cruella DeVil’s heart this week!

http://sugarislandnc.com/valentines-day-specials/ (plus more of the amazing Robotic Relative cards! (http://www.roboticrelative.com/)

True Football Confessions

So, until about an hour ago, I thought that somehow UNCW had finagled it’s way into the Super Bowl. Seahawks? Right? That is incorrect information. They did not make it this year.  It is another set of birds. Birds that play football. That’s impressive. Because, Broncos playing football makes sense and is quite intimidating. Horses are big.

To make up for my gross negligence in all things football and for embarrassing the life out of my husband and his friend Wes, I am making a whole list of things I rarely make that they are always requesting. And if I am making it for them, by golly, I can offer it to you tightends as well!

Please pre-order!

Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Footballs $1.85 each

Pumpkin Football shaped whoopies (orange for the Broncos OR just for football!) $2.50 each

Seahawk or Bronco themed cupcakes available in any menu flavor by the 1/2 dozen $12.00

Cheddar Pigs-they are great with ALL dips and chili! $4.00 a 6pk

SuperPlatter!-assorted cookies and brownies to feed 10-$18.00 to feed 20 $33.00