For a couple of years I lived the dream as a professional baker. It was hard, hard work, but so awesome. Certainly the highlight of that time was the year I spent selling at Farmers Market. I met the most wonderful, down-to-earth people from all over the area, and– like good Market Mates– we always bartered with our leftovers. On any given Saturday afternoon, I’d return home with fresh cheese from an Amish farm, buffalo jerky, creamed wild honey, or a head of purple cauliflower (amazing.) I miss those days! Hands down, the Nutella-Swirl Blondie was the most popular item I sold, and is still requested by former customers who are now good friends.