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We love putting together special orders for events! Our chocolate pecan macaroons were a perfect idea for this baby shower party!
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Now available the 3rd Thursday of every month, this moist, full flavored banana pound cake is the perfect addition to your Memorial Day Picnic or a visit with family and friends this Summer. Enjoy it with a side of ice cream or toast up a slice for a warm, tasty treat!
Whole pound cakes are available through special order. Stop by the Farmer's Markets today and try a sample! Quantities are limited.
Visit us at the Farmer's Market today:
Thursday 9:00am-1:30pm - Glendale
Thursday 4:00-8:00pm - South Pasadena
With Mother's Day this weekend, I've been reflecting on my family, our heritage and the love of baking that has been a part of our family for more than five generations. Many of the Memory Lane Cuisine recipes that I use today were originally developed by my Great Grandmother, Jessie Duncan Pirie, who moved from northern Scotland to Fort Collins, Colorado in 1889. Jessie’s recipes included those she had learned from her mother in Huntly, Scotland and ones she had created while working as a cook in London. Over the past 125 years, Jessie’s recipes have been passed down by each generation, from my grandmother to my mother, my aunt, myself and, finally to my daughter.
My mother, Emma Joan Thompson Schaal, was a great baker. When she passed away she left me a small legacy with the wish that I would use this gift to “do something I would not have done otherwise.”
This marked the founding of Memory Lane Cuisine and my goal: to honor my mother and the five generations of women in our family who bake with excellence and love.
At Memory Lane Cuisines, we cherish our original recipes, the memories they bring and the history they reflect. New recipes are also being introduced. My daughter, Rebecca Abrams, created our vegan cookies and several of our newest shortbreads. My husband’s mother, Irene Abrams, is teaching us the fine art of making sugarless fruit tarts which we plan to introduce later this summer.
Below are a few photos of the five generations of women bakers in my family.
Best wishes and a very happy Mother’s Day!
We're excited to announce that we are now at the Thursday morning farmer's market in Glendale, CA. And, we got a "shout out" from the Glendale News-Press!
Here's the full article from the Glendale News-Press website:
"Last Thursday was opening day of the revamped farmers market in Glendale as the Downtown Glendale Assn. assumed its management.
Not only was the market's name changed to the Downtown Glendale Market, but a move from North Brand Boulevard to a new venue was also in order. Every Thursday, the Downtown Glendale Market can be found in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church of Glendale, located at 209 N. Louise Street, between California and Wilson avenues.
Open rain or shine, the market, which opened at 9 a.m., brought out the hungry and the curious. Glendale neighbors Maricel Garcia, Be Salazar and Lucina Narciso strolled among more than two dozen certified organic farmers' booths.
They sampled goodies from booth offerings of prepared foods, fresh fish, pre-packaged foods, crafts and jewelry as well as artisan soap and lotions.
The booth the three stopped at was "Memory Lane Cuisine," owned by vendor Marguerite Duncan-Abrams, assisted by Cynthia Flores, a senior at Franklin High School.
Duncan-Abrams, a former Glendale resident, sold Garcia, Salazar and Narciso three sacks of chocolate pecan macaroons for a grand total of $15. Accompanying their purchase was a $1 coupon good for a future purchase.
Duncan-Abrams assured her customers that her bakery goods are all made from her family's recipes, hence the "Memory Lane" moniker. The recipes begin with her great-grandmothers' baking in the 1890s all the way up to specialties by Duncan-Abrams' daughter. The chocolate pecan macaroon recipe comes from Duncan-Abrams' mother.
Duncan-Abrams is new to the Downtown Glendale Market. She was invited to join based on her good reputation developed as a vendor at the South Pasadena and Old Pasadena markets.
She is a moneymaker. She estimates that in Pasadena she would sell between 80 to150 packaged goodies in a morning. All packages are $5. She expects that her $750 maximum amount will be exceeded in Glendale because the market's hours are longer — from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
A double booth was set up by members of the parking-lot host, First Baptist Church of Glendale. Senior Pastor Matt Andrews took advantage of the market's crowd on the first day to garner donations for the church's food pantry. Members of the Senior Fellowship passed out tiny, handmade gift boxes.
Watch for the Downtown Glendale Market every Thursday."