I'm sure you all know by now that I'm a big fan of homemade bread. I've written about my love for fresh baked bread here many times (of course, at the moment, I'm entirely too lazy to find those links. maybe I should add the new search feature...). Although I do bake bread through the summer, when it's hot here, fall is such a wonderful bread baking time. Especially since freshly baked bread is the perfect accompaniment for a nice hearty soup. Something that also makes a long-awaited appearance in fall.
One issue I'd always had was how to store my bread to keep it fresh. Paper bags allow it to get hard too quickly. Plastic bags create too much moisture. I have tried leaving it out on the counter with the cut side down, which seems to work, but of course then the crumbs get everywhere. I've sort of been on the lookout for a bread box, thinking that would be my silver bullet, but I've yet to find the perfect one.
So, when the genius ladies behind the new Cup & Saucer Collective included a bread bag in their first collection, I knew that I had to have one.
::Fact: this bag has not been empty since it arrived at my house approximately one month ago.
::Fact: bread in this bag stays fresh for a reasonable amount of time (around 5-6 days for a loaf of whole wheat bread). Check it out, it's pretty much perfect (not to mention that it's beautiful).
For those of you wondering, the bread inside of this bag is Basic Whole Wheat Bread from the Laurel's Bread Book. And, in this photo, there are two full loaves in the bag- that's how big it is.