Wine & Husker Football

Before my awakening, whenever the subject of wine would come up, I would tend to scoff at what seemed to be pretense and downright arrogance. Can you really detect hints of cherry, plum, leather or tobacco in that bottle of red? And if I did taste it, do I want my beverage to taste like fresh mown hay?

Most of us are critical of what we do not understand. It’s easy to dismiss something when we don’t see the full picture. This is what I did with wine and those who were captivated by it.

Then I realized that the … more »

What do you want to do when you grow up?

A customer told me a few days ago, “You seem like you were born for this.” I thanked her for the compliment, but didn’t have the time to explain why I disagreed with her.

I feel extremely blessed and fortunate to have this opportunity to create a business like bread&cup. It really is a long term dream come true. We have assembled a great, fun staff. It is a pleasure to come to work everyday.

I do feel like I am in a zone, or flow, or whatever term you like to use to describe it. My strengths are being … more »

The Influence of a Garden

I can’t lie. I must admit I relish the comments we’ve been getting from folks who visit bread&cup for the first time. I love the “Wow” or “This is sooo cooooool.” and“What a neeeet con-cept” The one that puzzled me was, “Where did you get this idea?”

Where did I get the idea?

I wasn’t quite sure how to answer the question. Then it dawned on me most people probably don’t have the same background with food that I do. Normal eating to me may not be normal for others.

I grew up being familiar with a garden. I had … more »

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Today’ Soups and Features

Gazpacho $4
A chilled tomato soup made with locally grown heirloom tomatoes with bits of chopped fennel and lemon grass.

Garden Vegetable Soup $4
Bounty from the high summer garden; Tomatoes, squash, corn, beans, onions. Vegetarian friendly.

Heirloom Tomato Plate $6
Assorted tomatoes slices with fresh mozzarella, chopped basil and garlic, drizzled with olive oil.… more »

3 Hats

According to the eMyth, a great book on business start up, good business owners understand the three hats that must be worn if the venture is to be successful. There is the Entrepreneur hat, the Manager hat and the Craftsman hat. Each role is crucial, but most of us find ourselves preferring one hat over the others.

The Entrepreneur thinks about the big picture, the Manager is concerned with making the operation run smoothly, while the Craftsman is the one who makes the actual product. A person who loves to work on cars may want to open a mechanic shop … more »

Making Babies

On reflection, my marathon comparison yesterday, while accurate, was not the best description of what my body feels.

We just had a baby.

Those of you who are parents remember well the first kid. You find out you’re expecting. You plan and talk about and prepare for it for nine months. You look on the night stand and you’ll find a stack of parenting and baby name books 24 inches high from the library. You watch the tummy grow and grow as does the excitement and anticipation. You’ve gotten everything ready. The baby room is painted in colors corresponding to … more »

The First Few Days

You’ve probably heard it referred to as “The Wall.” It’s that point of exhaustion during a marathon that runners sometimes reach when their bodies don’t want to obey their minds. Not every runner experiences this, but when I ran in Omaha four years ago, I felt this first hand. It was right around mile 22.

The cause of this fatigue is not just the physical demand of the race. There’s also a wearing down of the mental faculties. Legs tell the brain to stop, but the brain says no, there are more miles to go. Feet join in the argument … more »