Thursday, April 19, 2012

{New Cookie Flavor} Lemon Lavender Oatmeal Shortbread

Even though we had a mild winter this year, I'm glad Spring has finally arrived. It has been a crazy winter for my family and myself, but I'll save that story for a rainy day. All I can say is that I'm ready to shed the gloom and start to bloom anew {Did see what I did there...? Spring... Bloom anew...}.

When I think of Spring... I think of citrus, rhubarb pie, flowers, riding motorcycles, asparagus, peas and my birthday {had to throw that in there}. With that in mind, I headed into our kitchen to recipe test and our latest cookie flavor was created; Lemon Lavender Oatmeal Shortbread.

Our Lemon Lavender Oatmeal Shortbread is a delightful twist on a classic. We lightly toast and freshly ground oats... the earthiness of the oats is further enriched with a floral bouquet of crushed lavender and sweetened with our house-made lemon sugar. You can purchase them here.

By the way... this is just one of a few new cookies coming to our Spring/Summer Seasonal Gift Box. Stay tuned for our latest cookies. Want a hint for our next flavor...?! It contains dried fruit of an herb. Have you guessed what it is?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

{Share Our Strength} NYC Food Blogger Bake Sale

“We are vegetarians… Not because we want to be, but because we have to be”
                                                                            - Marina (my grandmother)

This is a quote I will forever remember and repeat when times are hard. My grandmother was a witty lady and she always made me feel like everything was going to be okay.  

While writing this particular post, I didn’t think I would find myself evoking so many emotions.

I am the daughter of a single mother. So, at times, life was a bit strained. Sometimes we went without. My mother didn’t always have it easy, but she made it work for us. Every penny was pinched and budgeted… And nothing was ever wasted.

Sometimes we would have a soft boiled egg for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Left-overs were turned into soup that would be stretched until the next paycheck. That being said, I can’t say I ever recall going to bed hungry.

Can you believe that nearly 1 in 5 children in America go to bed hungry?! It doesn’t have to be this way… Come take the No Kid Hungry pledge with me. 

Why take the pledge?

Because ending childhood hunger is the most significant thing we can do. Together we have the power to make a difference.

Would you like to do more? No problem… All across America, people are hosting bake sales to support Share Our Strength. 

Come join and/or support the movement to raise funds to end childhood hunger in America by 2015!

Event: NYC Food Bloggers' Bake Sale
When: April 28th, 2012
Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Where: Brooklyn Flea
          176 Lafayette Avenue (between Clermont & Vanderbilt Ave.)
          Brooklyn, NY 11238

For more information, check out the NYC Food Blogger's Bake Sale tumbler and Facebook page.
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