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Baked Eggs

Posted by Deborah Tompkins on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, In : Cooking 
New hint if you ever need boiled eggs and find yourself without a stovetop.  Use the oven!
Out of necessity we've had to find some 'MacGyver' solutions here at the Lunch-Bags.ca kitchen.  In our original kitchen reno plans, we expected to install a range.  However, according to the building code that meant installing a commercial exhaust vent and upgrading our current HVAC system - thousands of dollars more than the pennies we had in our pockets.  So we opted for a small convection oven with n...
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Big Black and Brown Sign

Posted by Deborah Tompkins on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, In : Catering 
Big day here on Ferguson Ave. - really big!
As I sit here in the office looking out the window I can see our new outdoor sign swinging in the breeze. After an unsuccessful attempt with unco-operative brick drilling yesterday, this afternoon Ellen successfully hung the sign she painted. And now it announces our business to everyone that passes.

Oh... and we successfully completed and delivered our first full catering order today!
We're feeling pretty full of ourselves...
...now we just have to cr...
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Little Green Sign

Posted by Deborah Tompkins on Friday, November 11, 2011, In : Catering 
It's finally in the window - the official Food Inspection Certificate. We passed and we're 'real' caterers now! I'm thrilled but somehow Ellen was more excited receiving a pre-printed hand-washing instruction sheet to hang over the sink.
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Scratch & Dent Caterers

Posted by Deborah Tompkins on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, In : Renovations 
We picked up, what should be our last necessary appliance today; a new but slightly scarred upright freezer, from a shady, stocked-to-the-ceiling warehouse near the industrial district of North Hamilton. As Ellen and I hefted it off the back of her pick-up we noticed it had more scratches than the proposed Hamilton stadium site.
I started to giggle a bit, thinking about the monster industrial fridge we had delivered the other day - used and cheap because it's dented...
And the dishwasher - fre...
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Opening

Posted by Deborah Tompkins on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, In : Renovations 
With little fanfare; no balloons, fireworks or rotating searchlights - our official opening date came and went.  We spent the day building and hanging shelving. Now we're anxiously awaiting the delivery of our new monster fridge and touching up paint before we call Public Health for our final inspection. But we are ready and excited to truly begin our new venture. Many, many thanks to our families and friends for all their help and support getting us to this point. 
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