Okay -- I really, really, REALLY don’t like the heat thing in the south…this is what I would change about Arkansas. Growing up in the NYC/Connecticut area, I thought when the thermometer hit 90 degrees we were suffering from a heat wave. Little did I know what the future held for me, weather-wise. Ha! But Arkansas has so many wonderful qualities that make living here in June, July and August worthwhile: The friendly people, the Hillcrest & Westover Hills Farmers Markets (of course!), the lower cost of living, the lack of road rage (not to give anyone any ideas) and the beauty of the state. So it’s hot for a few months…considering what we have here, it is an easy trade-off. Plus, I really can't get out of the kitchen!
Speaking of what we have here in Little Rock, Arkansas: Two of the finest farmers markets around! Westover Hills Presbyterian Church holds theirs every Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the corner of N. McKinley and Richard B. Hardie drive. Fresh fruits; vegetables; meats; condiments; and my distinctive whiskey and rum baked goods. Free parking and the timing is great since you can stop by on your way home and pick up what you need for dinner.
On Saturday mornings head to the Hillcrest Farmers Market in front of Pulaski Heights Baptist Church at 2200 Kavanaugh Blvd. The list of delicious items at this market goes on and on, and you can count on having a great time choosing! Cheeses, meats, veggies, fruits, soaps, biscotti, my baked goods and more. And plenty of free parking. The summer hours are 7:00 a.m. –12:00 Noon, and things sell out fast so be prepared!
Keep in mind how full sized Chocolate Whiskey Cakes and/or Butter Rum Cakes are a great option for the groom’s cakes at your wedding and/or at your bridal shower. And the Baby Bundts make great favors for your guests. Other flavors are available so call me to set an appointment!
My items for Saturday, July 13 will be Baby Bundt Cakes in Butter Rum, Chocolate Whiskey, Key Lime Rum, Peach Schnapps, Lemon Twist (no alcohol), Blackberry Schnapps and brownies.
Cakes will be sold in ½ sizes: Peach Schnapps Pound Cake & Butter Rum.
To place an order you have three options:
Pick up is usually at either farmers market, but delivery arrangements can be made. :)
Reminder: I do make full size cakes & baby bundts without alcohol, so don’t be shy about requesting them.
See you Saturday morning!
Katie Connally’s granddaughter