This + That
You guys let me first get this out; I have no recipe today. It’s sort of ridiculous how guilty I feel about this BUT I’m still really excited about what I DO have: LINKS!
These are special links. Links to places, products and people that I’ve found, tried and loved so much that I wanted to tell you about them. One of the perks of this crazy job is that I get to try a lot of products that people really want me to tell you about but I don’t talk about them much because I don’t want to seem like a sales person, I don’t want to assume that just because I like you’re going to too or sometimes there’s just not a lot of reason to talk about it. But then there are some things that are just too good that I feel wrong keeping it to myself. There are products out there that need to shared and enjoyed by more than just my little family.
The other part of this, in all honesty, is that I just started a small business. The kind where I hope people buy it, like it and want to tell people about it so my empathy for these companies has grown tremendously and I understand that to them; whatever they are making, is more than just the thing itself, it’s a part of them. The creators of these things (I’ll get to it real soon) are so proud of what they are creating, I consider it an honor and joy to have this space to share them with you all.
So first up let’s talk about Earlywood. Brad first sent me his wooden kitchen tools earlier this summer and I have been using them every day ever since. I’m weak for a good wooden spoon. They are what I collect on my travels and his are especially beautiful (the wood, the deep bowl, the smooth lines!) but what I really really love are the wooden spatulas. Wooden spatulas! The design is so simple, so clean and yet it is one of the most functional and practical tools I have in my kitchen right now.
*A winner has been contacted. Thanks for entering!
Guess what?! Brad wants one of you to have a collection of his incredible products for yourself. He is giving away:
1 Medium Classic Ladle
1 Long Server
1 Mini Ironwood cutting board set
1 set of 4 Small Spreaders
Just leave a comment below to enter and then after that be sure to check out his site and Facebook page. I’ll select a winner next Wednesday, October 8.
Next up, Quinn Popcorn. I love popcorn, a lot. But what excited me most about trying this product was the story of how it began. A young mom with a five day old baby boy named Quinn decided that it was time to clean up her popcorn. Mom’s are so awesome. It was a long, complicated process and she delved deep into the scary world of the food industry but what came from it is seriously the most amazing microwave butter popcorn I’ve ever had.
Quinn makes already popped and microwave popcorn in flavors like Kale & Sea Salt, Hickory Smoked Cheddar, Vermont Maple and Sea Salt (the favorite among my littles) and Butter & Sea Salt. The crazy thing is is that it’s actually butter in the mix. Somehow they’ve managed to dry hormone free butter, mix it with salt and then make the world’s most amazing popcorn. You just microwave, sprinkle then shake.
I told them in an email that I’m a little upset that they introduced me to their popcorn because now it’s all I want, everyday.
Okay, this post is getting out of hand. There are so many more to mention. I’ll try a be a bit quicker.
This tea has been helping me get to a healthier place. While I’ve still eaten ice cream everyday for the past week I still think it’s doing a good work. But the thing with Bliss Teas is that they taste great so while there’s all these amazing ingredients in them that are great for you I really just love to drink it because it tastes amazing.
Some sweet friends started this amazing line of kid’s t-shirts and sweatshirts with serious style.
Need salt? Of course you do. The Meadow has them all.
Still lamenting the fact that there was so recipe here? Check out this one and this one.
Finally, if you have any interest in hearing me gush about Seattle then check out this interview I did with Global Yodel and Visit Seattle. I really do love my city.