I am just a Kansas girl living in a Colorado world, which is where the bakery gets it's name! The Blue in "Blue Sunflour" comes from the Blue Columbine found in Colorado, and the Sunflower comes from the beautiful Sunflowers of Kansas.
I was born and raised in Kansas and grew up in a family with a long history of hard working, Kansas farmers. My mother was the daughter of a wheat farmer, so she learned to bake at a young age in order to help feed all of the hungry farmhands during harvest season. As soon as I was big enough to stand and hold a whisk, I was in the kitchen helping her bake any chance I got.
My mom spent countless hours with me in our tiny kitchen teaching me how to read recipes, how to properly measure ingredients, what flavors go together well and what don't, and most importantly, how to use food to bless others. She has always and continues to love through food and it is something I learned to do at a young age and something I continue to do now. It's safe to say that from those early days in the kitchen, I developed a deep love and passion for baking.
Baking continues to bring me passion, and because of that I love nothing more than sharing that passion with others. I believe that when we gather together and share food with one another there is something profoundly deep and meaningful that takes place. One of the last things Jesus did while on this earth was to eat with his disciples. That says something!
"Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them." - Luke 24:30
Several times in the Bible it talks about how Jesus sat down and ate with others. And it was through those meals that some amazing things happened! I believe that breaking bread together allows us an opportunity to take time out of our busy days and spend time with those we love. It gifts us time to share a meal and a conversation, time to laugh and cry together, time to connect on a deeper level. For that reason my food is meant to be shared. Shared from me to you and shared with you among your friends and family.
I hope and pray that these scones, breads, pastries and desserts bring as much joy to your lives as they do to mine.