Sea Spa kicked up a notch

Sea Spa has been a favorite for years. I decided that I wanted to kick it up a notch. So to the beautiful so full of Dead Sea mud I added activated bamboo charcoal and then decided to accent it with a layer of pretty white on top.

I’m pleased. How about you?

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Ocean Time!

I am heading off with my daughter, the faerie muse of Faerie Made and three of our dogs for a summer vacation beach trip next week. It’s my girly girl’s 12th birthday and I want to make it special for her. beach fl 5:14

My plans are to have all orders out and then suspend shipping of all online and wholesale orders from 7/30 until we return and start back on 8/11.

I’ve got folks on standby to sell at our tailgate markets on 8/2 (both North Asheville Tailgate Market and Asheville City Market) and also at Asheville City Market on 8/9.

I will be offering an incentive for you being patient for retailers on our online store during that time. Not sure yet … a percentage off perhaps? A reduced order amount for free shipping? I’m not sure yet.

Now back to work!

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Veggie Burger Recipes That Even Meat-Eaters Will Love

Veggie Burger Recipes That Even Meat-Eaters Will Love.

 

I love Huffington Post. They have a bit of everything for everybody.

I came across this link the other day and tons of yummy possibilities  for veggie burgers. I’ve made a few good veggie burgers, but I’m not an expert. Mine generally fall apart or taste like blergh. So, I’m excited for more options and recipes.

I’ve made a good lentil one though. I got it off Sparkpeople:

 

Vegan Lentil Burgers

Ingredients

1 cup uncooked lentils
1 cup uncooked brown rice
1-1/2 cups carrots, finely grated
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1-1/2 cups uncooked oatmeal
1 tsp season salt
1 small onion, finely grated

Nutritional Info

Fat: 1.5g
Carbohydrates: 24.2g
Calories:127.6
Protein: 5.2g

Cook lentils and rice in 4 cups water for 45 minutes, simmering over low heat in a covered pan. Allow to cool.

Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Shape into patties and cook on griddle or pan (may spray with non-stick spray) over medium heat, until nicely browned (about 6 minutes per side).

Number of Servings: 8

 

I’m always looking for more recipes … anyone willing to share?

 

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Monday …

I am meeting with the Wellness Category Manager at Earth Fare to get my line into the two Asheville stores.

It’s time. We all agree. I have customers looking for my products there and we haven’t been in there.

I was contacted last year and didn’t follow through with the paperwork. I was not having a good year last year. Depression brought on by the stress of almost losing my dog

Yes, my dog.

It just reminded me of the house of cards I live in. I still live in this same house, but my dog is alive and healthy. I am alive and healthy too and no longer in the funk I was in. I had to acknowledge my house of cards and make peace with it.

So Earth Fare emailed me again a few months ago. I finally sat down, worked on the paperwork (and it’s a bit daunting!) and so Monday we are meeting and signing it.

So, by mid-August, Faerie Made will be in Earth Fare.

And it’s time!

earthfare

 

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In The Mail Today

I got this really sweet letter in the mail today from Lauren.

This is why I do what I do.

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Flour tortillas, pita bread too

Saving this link on my blog because I am interested in giving this a try.
http://jazibesrecipes.blogspot.com/2007/07/tortillas-de-harina-flour-tortillas.html

I’m also looking at this ….

PITAS
2 c AP flour
2/3 c warm water
1 t fast acting/instant yeast
2 T good olive oil
1 t salt
1 t sugar
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and knead until it’s smooth. Leave it to rest for 30 minutes. When time is up divide dough into 8 parts, then roll them into flat, round shapes. Heat a cast iron pan, brush it with some olive oil and fry each piece on each side for about 30 seconds. Wrap cooked pitas in a towel to keep warm till you serve them.

Too hot to bake, so I think these would be good.

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? Asheville City Market – Things to do in Asheville – YouTube

? Asheville City Market – Things to do in Asheville – YouTube.

 

tee hee … im speaking at about 36 seconds in

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Farmers and Tailgate Markets in Asheville, NC – YouTube

Farmers and Tailgate Markets in Asheville, NC – YouTube.

 

watch this video … at 17 seconds is my little berry eating daughter maeve! she was about 4 or 5 then. Awwwwwww

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Good Morning America’s 10 Most Beautiful Places in America – ABC News

Good Morning America’s 10 Most Beautiful Places in America – ABC News.

 

of course Asheville is on the list. I love living here. It’s gaining in popularity which is a bit daunting. We’ve got more people want to move here and this tiny little valley city is being crowded. I hope we can sustain it.

But that said … it really is beautiful.

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Zucchini Cornbread

I’ve been sharing this all over. Found my momma’s recipe for zucchini cornbread. It’s my favorite. Zucchini makes it so moist. It’s delicious. Not sweet which is my preference.

Enjoy!

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