Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Winter is here
as we wait out the long cold nights
and short days....baking breads & cookies
we gather for Christmas....remembering
another year with a kiss and dreams for more peace in the world.
The kids will sleep in and play with new gifts and
memories will be created by them to share later.
These are the days of the nostalgia in all of us.
Happy Holidays.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Fly or Drive in for a healthy treat!

The Flying Joe in Levis Commons in Perrysburg now carries our Breakfast Cookies, Biscotti and the Spaghetti pretzels! This place is so cozy and right near all the cute shops. Stop in and check them out! They have some amazing art hanging throughout ~ very unique ~ a must see!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Toledo tastes the Cookie!

The Taste of Toledo that is! They now carry our Biscotti, Breakfast Cookies, and Spaghetti Pretzels. They make up custom gift baskets of any occassion and they do it with style! Check them out! They are located on the corner of Angola and McCord right off of Airport Hwy.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Pop into Bloom!

Scone Mixes, Herbal Loose teas and our ever popular All Natural Home Cleaners now conveniently located downtown Fremont in Jilly Gray's Floral & Gift Shop. Natural gifts ~ these are a few of my favorite things!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fresh Baked Artisan Breads MMMM!

You can now get our fresh baked spelt breads on Saturdays & Sundays during the cold & colder season! We will be open Saturday from 9am -5pm and Sundays from 10am-2pm
We will have the shop decked out in holiday lights and herbal tea and coffee to warm you up while you shop. We will also have recipes for some great soups to share with you each week ~ you go along with your bread!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Voted Best by you and my kids!

Everyone seems to love this breakfast cookie! Whats not to love....peanut butter, dark chocolate, honey and flaxseed meal for your heart. Yeah these are my kids favorite snack and you clearly love them too because just this year so far I've baked and packaged and delivered over 2000 of them. Thanks and keep up the great feedback!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Herbs and more Herbs

Getting in some herbs this week for our first herb & fern spring celebration!
Hoping the weather will be nice this weekend. So much to do!
I will have some more herbs coming in for the markets too.

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Breads!

Organic locally grown spelt in my new spelt breads with no sugar or butter.
I wanted to make these so that vegans and diabetics could enjoy them.
I've been experimenting with some new savory flavors that I will hopefully have perfected by Farmers Market Season! The variety goes: Plain Spelt, Honey Spelt,
Spelt with Flax, Cinnamon Raisin Spelt, Blueberry Spelt, Apricot Walnut Spelt, Cinnamon Cranberry Walnut Spelt, and Spelt/Rye.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Join us for some Lasagna and do the Salsa!

Are you confused? Let me explain.
Lasagna gardening is a gardening technique
that I have implemented into my gardens
about 5 years ago and find that it is so easy
to maintain and you can grow the most amazing fruits & veggies!
With this method we will be experimenting with a salsa garden.
I will bring everything you need to grow to make salsa.
Tomatoes will be heirloom varieties, herbs & even onions!
At the picking season we will then have a salsa contest!
I will be doing 3 of these classes so that no one misses out.
I will also share some unique recipies to inspire you!
Look at the sheduled events to see when & where the classes are
and sign up today.

Growing from seed is so easy and fun!

Voila! You will succesfully grow tomatoes and herbs
I will even help you along with helpful tips.
I will be growing right along with you and I'll be posting pictures
and to give you tips and helpful hints on growing.

and we will salsa while we eat!

Hey who's bringing the chips?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Scones for your Valentine or Tea!

Chocolate Blueberry is my favorite but
the Triple Cherry Chocolate Scone Mix
flew off the shelves this weekend and I am
sure by Valentine's Day all of the shops I am
supplying will be out!
If you need a nice food gift for a homemade gift basket
or need something sweet to make in a pinch, these
mixes are quick, easy and you'll be sure
to get a healthy chocolate fix!
I'll be restocking for this weekend for
Beeker's General Store in Pemberville,OH.
They are having a Progressive Tea.
I will be at Kitchen Tools and Skills in Perrysburg, OH
(free Cooking Demo with food samples!)
teaching how to make the perfect cheesecake and how to
infuse teas into scones. I will have
mini raspberry swirled cheesecakes
for sale after the class.
Our shop has a large selection of scone mixes as well as
lots of other baked goodies.
Summer Kitchen Girls have a nice selection and
you can get a free 'happy brownie' with any purchase in their store.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Happy Brownie Giveaway!

They love the Happy Brownie and they want to
share some love with you.
Everytime you shop in their store this month
you will receive a card redeemable at my shop for a free
Happy Brownie of your choice.
The more you shop the more "Happy" you get!
Try a Peanut Butter Happy Brownie
I like to call this picture 'Swirls of Love'
if your nuts about nuts, try the Walnut Happy Brownie
If your feeling the winter blues then the Blueberry
Happy Browine will perk you right up!

Share this one with your significant other and
get anything your heart desires!
(It is really hard to share these!)

Collect 6 or more cards and I will give you one more on me!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Souper Bowl Recipe

Here is the recipe for the wonderfully warm
vegetarian soup we had at the Summer Kitchen
last Thursday night. I served this up with some
sundried tomato & basil focaccia bread topped with
a spinach and basil pesto.
This meal was so low in calories and fat that we had to
finish it all off with a little dessert.......Happy Brownies!
1 head of garlic, unpeeled
1 TBSP olive oil +
1 lrg yellow onion chopped
1 32 oz container of vegetable broth
1 1/2 cup leftover boiled potatoes
or mashed potatoes
2 cups thinly sliced carrots
1 TBSP fresh Rosemary
1 tsp dried basil
1 TBSP fresh parsley or 1 tsp dried
4 cups fresh spinach leaves or swiss chard
1 can (15oz) cannellini beans, rinsed Serves 8
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Slice off the top 1/3 of garlic & discard. Drizzle with a few drops of olive oil & wrap in foil & roast for 30 -40 minutes. Let cool. Squeeze roasted garlic from the papery skin into a small bowl and discard the skin.
2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over med-high heat. Add onion & cook 5 minutes or until translucent. Add broth and one third or the garlic. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.
3. Working in batches, puree potatoes and onion -broth mixture in blender until smooth. Return to pan.
4. Stir in carrots, rosemary, basil, parsley and remaining garlic and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring often.
5. Add Spinach or chard, return to a simmer, and cook, stirring 5 minutes. Add beans and cook 5 minutes longer. Enjoy!
130 cal, 5 gr protein, 23 carbs, 3 gr fat, 0.5 gr sat. fat, 0 mg chol, 4 gr. fiber, 500 mg sodium

Friday, January 8, 2010

Flavorful Herbal Soup

This is the soup for the Souper Bowl at
This soup is of course vegetarian/vegan
and uses 4 of my favorite herbs.
I will also have some herbed butters
and fresh baked wholesome baguettes to
feed you!
Get fed while having fun! And the shopping experience....
it doesn't get any better than this!
This soup takes no time at all to make
and tastes amazing!
I actually got some things done while making it!
Roasted Garlic takes 1/2 hour. You can do some
chopping or other stuff while that's in the oven!

Boil some small potatoes while helping with homework.
(I used our organic home grown yukon gold babies!)
This is one of my favorite suppers, it's nutritious
and packed with flavor. It's also a great soup for people
trying to cut back on their sodium intake.
I'll post the recipe after the class.
Sign up by calling the Summer Kitchen