According to Daryl Vickers, there's as much science in baking as there is art. "Action, reaction...all sorts of variables," she said. "But for me, it's about the love. It's one of the most basic ways you can show how much you care. 'Here, I made this for you. Nourish yourself. Enjoy it.'" Vickers bounced around food service in Boise for a while—she calls herself a "Jill of all Trades"—but when she got to the Boise Co-op, she found a home in the bakery. This time of year, she makes a lot of them.