CITIZEN SPOTLIGHT: Bridey Roke
Well, my friends, fall is already upon us. For me, that means high school football games, cooler weather, and ginger spice pumpkin lattes. We can thank our very own Bridey Roke for that last one. As the owner of Something’s Brewing, she tempts all of us with her wonderful drinks and fabulous pastries. Personally, I can’t resist the temptations she offers in her shop which means I’ve been putting a lot of miles on my exercise bike these days!
Welcome, Bridey! Thank you for stealing a few minutes out of your busy schedule to sit down and chat with me.
I’m only too glad to visit with you, Madam Mayor. Besides, this is the perfect opportunity for me to thank all the people here in Snowberry Creek who have been so supportive of me and Something’s Brewing.
I know you had great success as a pastry chef when you were living in California. Can you tell us a little about what led you back here to Snowberry Creek?
From the beginning, I’ve really loved the creative side of being a pastry chef. However, while working for a large restaurant, I didn’t always have time to be develop new recipes and try out new ideas. Even though owning my own business has its own set of problems, I love the freedom it gives me to express myself in my art. I couldn’t think of another place that I would want to be except here in my hometown.
So what treats can we look forward to this fall at Something’s Brewing?
I have several new recipes I’ve been working on for muffins and cupcakes. I’ve also tried my hand at a couple of different traditional coffee cakes. I know Seth isn’t exactly unbiased when it comes to my baking, but he thinks I’ve come up with some real winners this year. He talked me into debuting them at the planning meetings for the Halloween/Harvest Festival celebrations.
Oh, I didn’t know that! Boy, what a great way to bring out some new volunteers this year! I’ll definitely have to get there early to get my fair share! Be sure to thank Seth for me.
I will. He’s my biggest fan, you know, not to mention the best test subject I could ask for.
Is there anything else you want to tell our readers while you have the chance?
Yes, I do. The high school service club will be doing a major food drive for needy families in our area from the first of November through the middle of December. Each person who donates five or more items or cash of $5 or more will be entered in a drawing for a dozen of my pastries. There will be other prizes, too, and the club will announce all the details soon. It’s a great cause, one I’m happy to support.
Well, I should let you get back to work. Thank you for visiting with us today. And on behalf of everyone in town, we’re so glad that you chose Snowberry Creek to open your shop!