Our 2017 Batch of Fire Cider is Ready!

Yes it is exciting and, of course we’re not supposed to call it “Fire Cider”  given the trademark issues and all.  But for those of you who cannot get enough of this magical elixir – The time has come and we have it in stock! (Scroll to the bottom for prices.)

I wanted to walk my fans through the process, since it takes six weeks to brew. I’m not kidding and It helps to talk about it.

First I fill a very large jar with all the goodies. That horseradish gets me (and my sinuses)  everytime.

That’s only half of the ingredients. I pack it most of the way full, so it’s really hard to stir. Then I pour in 4 gallons of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar, wrap it in a dark cloth and stir it everyday for six weeks.

When it’s ready, I strain it three times and add one-third of the amount of local honey, bottle it and label it.

 Here’s a little FAQ sheet I made with all the benefits…and..IT’S READY PEOPLE!

Scroll to the bottom for prices and pick up info.

You can purchase it at our Make It & Take It event this Sunday…

(have you RSVP’d yet??! We’re almost full!)

Or give the Shoppe a call and we can arrange for you to pick some up.

This fall batch  of fire cider is rich with tumeric, ginger, garlic, horseradish and other plant based properties that will heal your soul (or light it on fire).

Two ounce –  a good size for your purse. $5.00

Four ounce –  good for morning shots. $10.00

Eight ounce –  for the true believers $20.00

It will be available at Make it & Take it and also available for pick up. But call first, caterers have funny hours.

Spread Love & Butter Knives – My New Obsession

One of my logos is a little butter knife I got in Martha’s Vineyard years ago. Pounded into the blade is my battle cry – SPREAD LOVE.

I love that thing, and use it on the regular. I recently decided to switch my daily cutlery pattern into a collection of mis-matched vintage cutlery, to go with my mismatched vintage plates.  I’ve been  a frequent shopper on E-bay and have had great luck creating my service for over two hundred guests!  Re-use makes me so happy!

The thing is, I only really need knives and forks, and when I would order a set, I would get all the hostess pieces, too. I am happy to have over five dozen butter knives, twenty or so pie servers, a handful of well-worn service spoons and a smattering of salad forks. These off-items are just waiting for me to pound a little something into them!

I started with a gift to my sister Sally Lou. She’s an excellent baker. I started her collection with a little pie server. You can see all the flaws first thing, but she really, really loved it, I could tell.

That’s it there, perched on her caramelized lemon bars.

I couldn’t decide which font I liked best, so I have a whole case of selections. I rather like the quirkier fonts, the little mistakes blend in better.

I sure do love a good hobby. What’s  yours?