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FIRE CIDER WORKSHOP

In cooking, fire cider, local handmade natural, self care, Uncategorized on December 10, 2015 at 6:06 PM

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“Fire Cider” is a very old natural remedy used for a variety of illnesses and health issues. It is more specifically used to treat cold and flu viruses and upper respiratory conditions.

In this workshop you’ll sample different fire cider recipes and learn everything there is to know about it as you make your own with a basic recipe, ingredients and guidance provided to you by your instructor Jennifer Mather.

Due to the use of fresh, prepared ingredients, preregistration is strongly suggested to make sure you have a spot in the workshop. This workshop is $30 per person for preregistration or $35 per person at the door.

Contact Jennifer Mather at 860-573-7400 with any questions and to register

Jennifer has been creating natural remedies, including fire cider for the past 16 years.

Check out the event on FB here.

Twenty Two [A Creative Collaboration Between Two Cousins]

In Art, collaboration, cooking, local artist, personal, Photography, twenty two on November 29, 2013 at 12:59 PM

HOME: FOOD

Hi L –

Happy day after Thanksgiving. How was yours? I spent the day at Donna’s and got to see (not touch) our new (second) cousin. He is SO cute!! Seriously adorable with little man lips and lots of squishy-ness. We weren’t allowed to pick him up yet. I think it would have been a little much with so many people wanting a piece of him.

So – I totally failed on taking pictures this week – except for this one quick one yesterday morning. We all brought something this year and Donna & Kent cooked the turkey. My assignment was 10 pounds of mashed potatoes. I thought I’d at least do a before and after – but no. I put the taters on to boil, left the room … and came back to a total toxic, plastic smelling, nausea inducing smell. Not sure if it was the bottom of one of the pans or on the burner … but the kitchen was a vat of stink and all I wanted to do was finish making the dish and get out of there – so no after picture came to be.

What are we shooting next week?

Love you,

T

About our project: Twenty Two

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Raffle Winners from Saturday’s Open House … and Fresh Bread

In Business, cooking, Massage, Open House, Photography, Specials, Spring on June 3, 2013 at 3:21 PM

The Open House on Saturday was a great success!! Once the guests arrived I was so engaged with interacting with everyone that I neglected to take any pictures, but there are a few detail shots here. It was  fun to meet new people and I’m so grateful for the love and support from so many friends and family members.

There were lots of flowers everywhere and these were my favorite. I’ve spent this rainy Monday morning playing around with a few photographs, making homemade bread AND drawing the winners of the raffle prizes…

I’ll be mailing the gifts out this week and can’t wait for the winners to come in and use them.

Drum roll …. winner of the 10 minute hand massage is Karin G from Manchester; winner of the 30 minute Swedish massage is Ann A from Glastonbury; and winner of the 20% off coupon is Carey P from Vernon!! Yay!

For everyone else who came please remember that your gift for signing up for the mailing list, $20 off a 30 minute massage is valid only for June and July 2013 – so call to book your spot now. If you weren’t able to make it Saturday you can still take advantage of the $15 off 30 or 60 minute therapeutic massage special rolled over from May.  Looking forward to seeing you!!

Homemade Sugar Scrubs & Limoncello … preparing for my Open House

In Business, cooking, Indulge, Marketing, Massage, Open House, Photography, Specials on May 25, 2013 at 9:06 PM

How are you spending your Memorial Day weekend? It’s cold and rainy here and I’ve spent all day in the studio doing more prep for the Open House this Saturday.

Check out these homemade sugar scrubs! They look good enough to eat. Made from sugar in the raw, fresh local honey, extra virgin olive oil and organic vanilla & almond extracts they are ideal for exfoliating your skin in the shower – and the oil that is left behind is perfect for shaving.

The first twenty people to make a purchase between 1-4 PM at the Open House get to take home a complimentary sample. I made one extra for myself and can’t wait to use it!

My friend Catherine spent this afternoon preparing her gift to the Open House – homemade limoncello!!

The vodka has to soak up that lemon for the next seven days before it’s ready … but I have to tell you, it smells SO good already!!! She spent a whole lot of time making sure all the pith was off that rind and I’m sure it’s going to be worth it.

Drop by on Saturday, June 1st between 1 and 5 PM and you just might get a sample. First person to arrive is going to win a free chair massage and there are raffles for a 30 minute Swedish massage and a coupon for 20% off a photographic print. Grab a friend and come check out my new studio – I’d love to see new faces.

Sunday Sauce & ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’

In cooking, Indulge, personal on May 8, 2013 at 8:00 AM

This past Sunday called for some ‘homeyness’ – which meant the smell of garlic & onions cooking in olive oil while watching “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”. I got out my favorite wooden spoon,  borrowed my grandfather’s large stock pot from my father and let the stress from the past week just melt away. Mangia!

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