Monday, March 22, 2010

wedding favours

I've added a page for wedding favours to our website. I took lots of photos of little jars of honey and this one which I like the best is taken on my wedding dress. This is a label I customized last summer. I have several drawings I've done that can be coloured differently and have the lettering changed. The second photo is taken using the train from my mom's wedding dress which I wore as a cape for my wedding. The other jars of honey have our regular honey labels because sometimes people ask for them. We offer beeswax candles and mini soaps as wedding favours too but I think honey is so perfect for a wedding we won't get many orders for the others. We'll see......

Thursday, March 11, 2010

egg beeswax candle

I've just made a new candle mold. It's made from a real chicken egg and I'm making a few sizes just for variety. So far I've got this smallish one. All of our candles are made from pure beeswax. It's so lovely and golden - I'm thinking the goose that laid the golden egg. I need to get my hands on a goose egg. I used to have a pet goose named Google but she alas met with an unfortunate end. So, for now we have chicken egg candles and they will be perfect for Easter. I'm trying to find the perfect egg cup to sell them in that will work as candle holders. This wooden one is too flammable. I've also ordered half size egg cartons so we can sell them in sixes. I'll post a photo once I have one.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

peanut butter and honey popcorn balls

This is a recipe from my mom. I have fond memories of munching on these when I was a girl in PEI. I haven't had them in years but I love anything with honey in it so I had to try. Plus, there's a wonderful source of organic popcorn at the Green Barns farmers' market we sell at- Passion Popcorn.

Peanut Butter and Honey Popcorn Balls
2 quarts of popped popcorn
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup sugar
melt together until boiling
remove from heat and add 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1/2 tsp. vanilla
stir into popped popcorn
butter your hands and form into balls

A cool website I just discovered called Apron Memories - all kinds of great aprony stuff. I love aprons and collect them. I have so many I want to have an exhibition with them. Turns out someone else had the same idea. Apron Chronicles. Oh well, I might have to do it anyway.