Quality, variety and convenience are driving the growth in premium baked goods, argues Wirral-based BakeMark. This is forcing bakers to juggle already-stretched resources to meet demand.Using its range of cake mixes means bakers can spend less time weighing and measuring and more time devoting their efforts to creativity, argues the firm. BakeMark offers a broad range of ready-to-use cake mixes under the Craigmillar brand. The mixes include ginger cake, rich fudge brownies and Madeira Cake. For a US-style treat, says the firm, bakers can use its American muffin mix, which it claims produces light muffins every time.BakeMark says that bakers can put their personal stamp on the cakes made using its mixes by adding ingredients such as chocolate chips or sultanas to increase consumer appeal.
A bipartisan group of 24 Washington senators led by Jesse Salomon, D-Shoreline, introduced a bill Friday that requires ending the practice of using non-tribal gill nets to harvest salmon in the Columbia River.Senate Bill 5617 would also expand harvest reforms statewide, including in Willapa Bay, Grays Harbor and Puget Sound. It requires an end to gillnetting by 2023.“At a time when Washington’s two most iconic creatures, orca and salmon, are at critically low levels, this bill represents an important part of the solution.” said Salomon, chief author of the legislation.The Columbia River harvest reforms were put into place to provide enhanced conservation benefits to the 13 endangered stocks in the Columbia Basin, while maximizing harvest of abundant hatchery and healthy wild stocks and the economic benefits of healthy fisheries for the region.It took years of negotiation between Columbia River salmon stakeholders to craft the reforms. They were set to be fully implemented by 2017, but a key conservation component, a buyout of the gillnet fleet, has languished.