Last week a couple of my husband's students told him about a relatively new French bakery here in town. It is called the Legrand Bakery and it's located on Augusta Street near the Augusta Grill restaurant. We felt that we needed to go try out some French pastries as an educational pursuit. We drove out there on Saturday afternoon to check it out. A couple from France own and operate the bakery. It is set up so that you can see Mr. Legrand baking as you make your purchases. They have breads, pastries (individual and larger tarts and cakes), quiches, refrigerated sandwiches prepared on their breads, and a variety of beverages. There is a small dining room adjacent to the sales area. I didn't really need any bread on Saturday but the breads looked great and were moderately priced. We split a pain au chocolat at the bakery and took home a coffee flavored religieuse which we ate Saturday evening. Both were delicious and worth the price and the calories.
This is a picture of how they wrap the individual pastries:
Here is our favorite coffee flavored pastry:
Another new item I wanted to mention is this Knorr homestyle stock base. It comes in a package with four little tubs of concentrated soup stock.
Each tub can be combined with 3 1/2 cups of water to make soup stock. I have been using this product for over a year and have found it to be very convenient for making soups when I don't have any home made broth on hand. I also like the fact that it takes up a lot less space than a can or carton of broth. It comes in chicken, beef, ham, and vegetable flavors. I have found it near the canned soups at my local Walmart. Hot soup is a good thing on these cold winter nights.
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