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You can keep up with the latest news at the loaf by following our blog. Here there are news entries and from time to time I put up recipe entries so you can try some recipes from the loaf out at home as well as sharing recipes of your own.

You can also follow us on google+, twitter or facebook.

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Alternatively, you can subscribe to email updates. Again, we can either email you news or recipe information...or both if you are really keen!

Holly, of course!Hello all,

I am finding myself wishing that I were more organised. December has whistled by and I haven't sent out my customary winter update. So I am dashing this quick email off to you principally to wish you a Happy Christmas...yes, it really is only two days away!

Not much bread left to bake before Christmas

Cranberry oat and apple sourdough

With only two overnight bakes left until Christmas Eve, the opportunity to stock up on breads for your festive meals, like this Cranberry, oat and apple sourdough, is limited. A lot of you have been dutifully completing and submitting your order sheets, but if you haven't, do come in early tomorrow morning or very early on Christmas Eve to avoid facing empty shelves. An alternative for you is the Wednesday weekly market in Matlock tomorrow morning. Or, as some of you may have found out, Fresh Basil in Belper are now stocking our bread so you could pop in there.

Don't forget, there are a few other outlets that stock our bread for sale too. Most recently, the lovely Rosie at Portobello in Derby:

Brown and Green Food Store, Little Eaton, Derby

the Bottle Kiln, West Hallam, Derbyshire.

Manna Deli, Wirksworth

Espresso Deli Café, Darley Dale

Portobello Café, Derby

Hampers, coffees, cheeses, deli meats and festive bakes

our deli counterVictoria and Rog have been working hard to keep the deli counter stocked with plenty of choice for you for the cheese board or mezze party food. There is also a terrific range of locally produced fine foods that go together to make a lovely gift. What is really good news is that if, like me, you aren't great at wrapping...Rog or Victoria will do it for you! Just select some goodies to go in a basket and they will do all the hard work to make it look beautiful!

Very last minute gift idea...a bread course in 2016

this is a KruskavelNot keen on getting beaten about the head by one of these? Then I think you need to buy a 'Breads of the North' course for the keen baker in your life! Details of this and all of the courses I offer are on the website and they make for a very sustainable gift.

Our wonderfully evolving team of staff!

We don't get many public opportunities to thank them, but we really couldn't run the loaf without our terrific team of staff. Though we are sadly saying farewell to Caroline this Christmas, the core shop and baking teams work very hard to produce fresh bread and food every day in the heart of Crich. You are good enough to tell us you appreciate their efforts and Rog and I really do too.

I should now really get back to putting together the Christmas Eve baking schedule...I don't want to get any of that wrong!! So thank you for another year of support and custom, have a lovely family time this Christmas and we wish you all the very best for a happy and healthy 2016.

With all best wishes,

Andrew and Rog

PS If you are wondering when the next pizza night is...Wednesday 27 January is the date for your new diary.

Facebook pages 

If you are every wondering what is on the menu at the loaf, or what the latest news is, then you might be interested in our facebook page. the loaf, Crich on facebook. Just make sure you are logged in to facebook, go to the relevant page and click on 'like'. You will then see regular updates from the blog and also fed through from Twitter.

While you are at it, you might be interested in 'liking' the facebook page for Crich Area Community News. This will keep you up to date with all things Crich, Whatstandwell, Fritchley and Crich Carr.