‘Tis the Season for Candied Fruit: Stollen, Rose Windows, Almond Wreaths

Christmas is quickly approaching which means the last day to order for the holidays is right around the corner! This season we carry a variety of candied fruit treats, Stollen (sweet German Fruit Cake), Rose Windows (candied fruit cookies), and Almond Wreaths (like a beautiful giant almond danish with candied fruit) that make lovely centerpieces […]

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Persimmon Harvest & Historical Tour with Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Project

After this intense week of rain if you are looking forward to spending some time outdoors this weekend you can join the Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Project in one of several persimmon harvests this fall, or take the Agricultural History of Downtown Santa Cruz tour! The Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Project is headed by Steve Schnaar […]

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Picking Pumpkins on the Coast!

Autumn is always an exciting time of year as we transition from flashy fruits like strawberries and peaches into warmer more comforting flavors like pumpkins and apples. You can rely on us to have a variety of seasonal cakes and other sweets to celebrate the holidays, but it is also fun to compliment them with […]

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Dinner Rolls for Lunch

As we enter into our Indian Summer there is no better way to spend an afternoon than with a picnic basket and a hike through the woods or a day on the beach. The ciabatta dinner rolls we offer from Golden Sheaf Bakery make a perfect center piece for a picnic lunch. You can top […]

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Dinner Rolls For Breakfast: Peach Strata

When you visit The Buttery you may not know that we carry a variety of incredible artisan breads from Golden Sheaf. Among them are a collection of dinner rolls, everything from sourdough, to whole wheat, francese to seeded rolls. And while these rolls make an incredible side to any dinner, they are also delicious enough to warrant center […]

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Live Music at the Buttery with Paul and Emily

Every Sunday for the past seven years local musician and artist, Paul Rangell, has delighted Buttery customers with an extensive repertoire of live music. I have known Paul for upwards of 13 years, first meeting him as an avid book-lover at Logos Books & Records, then as my extraordinary printmaking teacher at UCSC where I […]

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Strawberries from Live Earth Farm Are Here!

The transition from Spring to Summer is always an exciting time for us as we say hello to amazing fruits and berries we haven’t seen since the previous year. And while we might have some strawberries year round, the real beginning of our strawberry season is always marked by our first delivery of organic strawberries […]

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Bike to Work on a Full Buttery Belly!

We are incredibly excited to be participating our 15th year of Bike To Work Week tomorrow! Stop by The Buttery between 7am and 9:30am for a free freshly baked breakfast! We will have bear claws, muffins (bran, olallieberry and zucchini), and Irish soda bread served with jam, lemon curd and butter. We will also be serving […]

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The History and Folklore of Hot Cross Buns

In modern times Hot Cross Buns are a traditional English roll eaten on Good Friday, a day which remembers the Crucifixion of Christ. While the cross on the top of the bun is a symbol for the Crucifixion, it is believed that they have existed long before Christianity came to England, a bread popular with the […]

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A Pinch of Gold for St. Patrick’s Day

Many people don’t realize that St. Patrick’s day is as much about food for the Irish as Thanksgiving Day is for Americans. The St. Patrick’s Day feast was celebrated as early as the 9th and 10th centuries and continues to this day where, in Ireland, it is a national holiday. This year you can celebrate […]

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