Saturday, December 27, 2014

Jalapeno Poppers GF? Why yes, thank you!!



Since becoming gluten free, one thing I have missed in what I have always enjoyed is Jalapeno Poppers. You either have to buy them from a restaurant or they come pre-frozen to be cooked.  Well, I took up the challenge today and made them from scratch!  Sooooo good!  These are not corn free so not Paleo sadly and if I can find a bread crumb that is Paleo, I will certainly use them!  They are also not dairy free but I'm sure you can substitute out to make them so!

I finally found a gluten free bread crumb that I am able to use!  I have been using it in lots of things that call for bread crumbs.  They are from 'Nature's Place' and can be found here DZA Brands, LLC, I found them at my local Earth Fare.  As I have previously mentioned, I am 'mostly' Paleo but do on occasion have 'some' organic corn.  If I didn't have some things outside of Paleo, sadly I wouldn't have much to eat due to my allergies.

Here is the recipe I used!

1 pkg Cream Cheese, room temperature
1/2 pkg Cheddar Cheese, grated (I don't use pre-grated due to additives)
1 tbsp L'Ecuyer's Gourmet Mexican Blend
18 Jalapeno Peppers, cleaned (I used my Pepper Shark to clean them, sadly, I can't find the tool online anymore)
Piping bag or baggie for filling

1/4 cup Nature's Place GF Bread Crumbs
1/2 cup GF or Paleo Flour
1 tbsp L'Ecuyer's Mexican Blend
1 egg white

Small pan with 2 inches of oil (I used coconut) at 350 degrees (candy thermometer will read temp)

Mix softened cream cheese, cheddar cheese and Mexican blend together. Put into piping bag (don't forget to cut end off for piping!).  After cleaning out the insides of peppers, pipe cheese mixture into peppers, set aside.

Mix L'Ecuyer's Mexican Blend with the Flour in a bowl.  Put the egg white in a separate bowl and the bread crumbs in a third bowl.

Take 1 stuffed jalapeno pepper and dip into the egg white.  Roll into the flour, wet again in the egg white and then roll into the bread crumbs.  Repeat for each pepper.

I tried mixing the bread crumbs and flour together and it just didn't stick to the pepper.  Keeping them separate helped the flour and bread crumbs stick much better.

Once oil is heated to 350 degrees, place peppers in oil and cook until golden brown.  This takes about five minutes or so.  Place on plate with paper towels to drain.  Serve with marinara sauce!

These had a great crunch and were like we bought them!!  Enjoy!




Friday, December 26, 2014

What is Polyethylene and why is it in my cosmetics?



Polyethylene is a plastic compound and in fact is one of the most common plastic compounds made.  The symbol you often will find is 'PE' plastic.  Many bottles and lids are made from this plastic.  It is a polymer compound made of repeating ethylene units that make it a strong and sturdy plastic bond.

So, why is PE used in cosmetics and is it safe?  It is used to help emulsions stay together (keeps oils and waters bound together) and can help with thickening some products (1). On another site, it is listed as "an emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent, and binding agent"(2).  That is the simplified version.  It also helps put a thin 'coating' on the skin to keep moisture in.  It is also used in dental products to help exfoliate.  It is also the main ingredient in Polyethylene Glycols (PEG's).

So, what's the big deal?  Is it safe?  Is it something to be concerned about?  Many items the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) deem to be 'GRAS' or 'Generally Recognized as Safe' really are not that safe.  This is one of those items and in fact just recently Crest toothpaste is withdrawing this item from their toothpaste after a very prudent dental hygienist noticed a 'blue line' in the gums of her patients.  This 'blue line' were the polyethylene beads let from the toothpaste after repeated use (3, 4).  So, if it's in our mouths after repeated use, why are we also putting it on our skin?  What does it do?

According to the website 'Truth in Aging', there are many issues with PE and PEG's.

"Polyethylene is considered a low hazard ingredient by the Cosmetics Database, for cancer. But a moderate hazard as regards skin irritation. There is moderate evidence that Polyethylene is an immune system toxicant as well, according to the National Library of Medicine's study entitled "Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents."

Polyethylene is also considered a potential carcinogenic that has shown tumor formation at moderate doses when given to animals, and blood tumor formation and tumors at the site of application, although many of these findings resulted from Polyethylene being directly implanted into the body.

Products and formulas containing Polyethylene should not be used on broken or irritated skin. The contamination concerns regarding the use of Polyethylene in cosmetics and skin care formulas is somewhat countered by the CIR's finding that the large molecules in Polyethylene are unable to penetrate skin, and therefore do not enter the body. Studies specifically focusing on PEGs, in which Polyethylene (combined with Glycol) is a primarily component, show that although PEGs are considered safe for use topically on healthy skin, studies showed that patients suffering from severe burns were treated with PEG-based antimicrobial cream; this treatment resulted in kidney toxicity. "The PEG content of the antimicrobial cream was determined to be the causative agent. However, no evidence of systemic toxicity occurred in studies with intact skin. Because of the observation of kidney effects in burn patients, the CIR Expert Panel qualified their conclusion on the safety of the PEG ingredients to state that cosmetic formulations containing these ingredients should not be used on damaged skin" (CosmeticsInfo.org)." (3)


So, there is the information.  What you do with it is now up to you.  I for one no longer use any cosmetics that contain these chemicals.  It is a good plastic for container use, yes.  But no thank you for use in my cosmetics or toothpaste! 

(1) http://cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient/polyethylene-0
(2) http://www.dentalbuzz.com/2014/03/04/crest-imbeds-plastic-in-our-gums/
(3) https://www.truthinaging.com/ingredients/polyethelene

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Corporate Gifts!

Does your business need corporate gifts?  We can do them!  Spice sets, body care sets, a mix of both!  Have a colleague having a baby, we can do a gift set!  Just send me a message and let me know what you're looking for and we can quote you a price!




Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Apple Pie with Paleo 'friendly' crust? Yes!!

Since I've been gluten free, finding the 'right' crust for apple pie (or any pie) has been a challenge to say the least.  Allergy to wheat is one thing but throw in an allergy to rice and it makes gluten free darn near impossible!  Now this is made with a flour 'mix' that I found and has by far made the best crust ever in six years!  It is light, flaky and ever so good!!  When I found XO Baking Company products, it forever changed my gluten free ways and are in fact more 'paleo' friendly.  There is a touch of corn starch in so it isn't completely paleo (wish they would use arrowroot flour!).  Anyway, here is our apple pie and crust!  The pie fillng was adapted from 'Apple Pie by Grandma Ople' on All Recipes and changed to make it more Paleo friendly and healthy (sans the organic cane sugar).   When I figure out how to get the can sugar out, I will update it!  Enjoy!!  I know we sure are!!  Happy Holidays!

Apple Pie


Pie Crust
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cold Organic Butter
½ cup cold water**

Mix flour with salt and butter in a mixer with a dough hook or beater (I use my larger paddle).  When crumbly, slowly add the water until you get a nice dough.  Cut in half to make two crusts.  Roll out between 2 sheets of parchment paper until 1/8” thick.  **If brittle when rolling, it needs more water.  Place in pie pan and fill!  Roll out second crust and you can do a lattice or cover (be sure holes are in it to vent!).

Filling
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
1/2 cup organic cane sugar
8 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced (about 6 cups)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
1.       Mix flour, sugars and apples in bowl.
2.   Place mixture into crust.  Cut up butter and place over apple mixture
3.      Sprinkle with L'Ecuyer's Gourmet Cinna-Sub. Cover with a lattice work crust (or crust of choosing).   Drizzle with butter over crust.
4.       Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Homemade Soap versus Commercial Soap



"My doctor told me to use Dove soap for my skin and that it was better."  Oh, the times I've heard that one.  I'm a health care provider and I can't tell you how many times I've heard this.  Have you ever walked down the aisles for soaps and body care products and actually read the ingredients?  Here are the ingredients in Dove's 'sensitive skin' beauty bar (yes, it does NOT say soap because it isn't 'soap'):

Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Tallowate, Sodium Palmitate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Isethionate, Water, Sodium Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Palm Kernelate (Palm Kernel Oil), Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Maltol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

Let's break down what these ingredients are.

Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate is used as a detergent, wetting agent and emulsifier.  It has no beneficial properties and may in fact dry out skin.  (1)  "Sodium lauroyl isethionate is created by combining fatty acids with isethionic acid. Isethionic acid is created by combining sodium bisulfite in an aqueous solution and ethylene oxide.  Ethylene oxide is a known carcinogen. Traces of ethylene oxide can remain in the product, along with carcinogenic 1,4-dioxane." (2)

Stearic Acid - I even use this one.  It is a naturally derived fatty acid found in both plants and animals.  It is used both as a thickener and a hardener.  It is also used as a surfactant (reduces water's surface tension) allowing water and oil to mix together.  This allows 'soap' to take dirt away from your skin by trapping around it.  (3)

Sodium Tallowate - this is saponified Tallow.  When tallow is combined with sodium hydroxide (lye), what remains is sodium tallowate.  Another way to word this is 'saponified oil of Tallow'.

Sodium Palmitate - saponified Palm Oil.

Lauric Acid - Lauric Acid is a naturally occurring acid found in many oils such as palm and coconut.  However, many 'body bar' and 'beauty bar' manufacturers have to add more in as their processes strip much of this from their products.

Sodium Isethionate - also known as sodium cocoyl isethionate is a sodium salt derived from coconut oil.  It acts as a surfactant in detergents.  In essence, it helps oil and water bind together.  (4)

Sodium Stearate - is a naturally occurring fat derived from the saponification of fats and oils.  Like with Lauric Acid, many  'body bar' and 'beauty bar' manufacturers have to add more in as their processes strip much of this from their products.


Cocamidopropyl Betaine - "Cocamidopropyl betaine or CAPB is a chemical that is derived from the processing of coconut oil and dimethylaminopropylamine. It is regarded as a main ingredient in many personal skin care products because it is a surfactant and has the ability to reduce irritation from ionic surfactants." Again, this is made from coconut oil.  It does cause skin irritation in many.(5)

Sodium Cocoate - this is saponified coconut oil.

Sodium Palm Kernalate - this is saponified Palm Kernal Oil.

Sodium Chloride - plain old salt.  Helps to 'harden' the bar.

Tetrasodium EDTA - I explained something similar to this on my post for Soda as well "The Perils of Soda" (Calcium sodium EDTA).  These are preservatives made from ethylenediamine, formaldehyde, a known carcinogen.  It is also a penetration enhancer.  Meaning that whatever it is in, it helps penetrate the surface better and gets into the skin more and more including other more potentially harmful ingredients. (6)

Tetrasodium Etidronate -  another form of tetrasodium EDTA (they really need 2 forms?)

Maltol - a sugar compound derived from the bark of a larch tree or pine and in food is used as a flavor enhancer.  In soaps it helps to increase bubbles.  I often add organic sugar, honey, molasses, or even maple syrup to increase lather.

Titanium Dioxide - a whitening pigment naturally derived but chemically extracted.  Much controversy on it's use as some use 'nano-particle' size while others don't.  I have not used this in my soaps in years (once I found out more about it and then only use the non 'nano-particle' size one for those that insist on a truly white soap).  (7)

So, those are the ingredients in Dove, Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar.  I have a 'look-alike' bar.  What are my ingredients?  If I were to write it in the "INCI" terms as they did (you can now write the 'common' names), it would be worded as follows:

"Sodium Palmitate, Sodium Palm Kernalate, Sodium Talloate, Sodium Cocoate, water, Stearic Acid, and glucose."  In layman terms, saponified oils of Palm, Palm Kernal, Tallow, Coconut Oil, Stearic Acid and Sugar.  That's it!  IF I add any 'scent' I use essential oils.  NO fragrance oil at all.  NO chemicals, NO preservatives, NO 'surfactants', etc.  



So, I ask you 'why' is 'homemade' soap better?  Commercial manufacturers have found that it is very lucrative to remove the most beneficial part of soap!  The glycerin!  In doing so, they have to add many 'other' items because this 'natural' surfactant has been removed.  Natural soap has all that natural surfactant remaining in it and is a much healthier option.  Many people have reactions to these chemicals.  They usually do not react to the natural products.  I get so aggravated when I hear that the 'doctor' or 'provider' told them to use a commercial product over a naturally made one because of this.  It is just so much better for you to use a naturally made soap!!  If you don't use mine, use any, homemade, natural soap!  Please read your labels, know your soap maker and ask questions.  Have a great day and take care of your skin.  It's the largest organ of your body.


(1) https://sites.google.com/a/queensburyschool.org/what-s-in-this/sodium-lauroyl-isethionate
(2) http://chemicaloftheday.squarespace.com/todays-chemical/2013/8/26/sodium-lauroyl-isethionate.html
(3) http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/cleansing/products/stearic-acid-in-skin-cleansers.htm
(4) http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/cleansing/products/sodium-cocoyl-isethionate-in-cleansers.htm
(5) http://www.naturalwellbeing.com/learning-center/Cocamidopropyl_Betaine
(6) http://www.annmariegianni.com/ingredient-watch-list-tetrasodium-edta-the-preservative-made-from-formaldehyde/
(7) http://www.organicmakeup.ca/ca/titaniumdioxide.asp



Saturday, November 1, 2014

Update.... NEW PAGE!!

We have updated our pages!  We now have all our soaps except men care items on one soap page!  We will be adding a Men's Care Page as well!  If you have any difficulty with any pages, please let me know!  We are also going to be dividing up the spice page to make it easier to find things so stay tuned!!  Holiday products coming up as well!!



Friday, October 31, 2014

Reindeer Poop Soaps!

Need a gag gift or something for that naughty person?  Reindeer poop soap!  Scented with fir needle and anise, these smells wonderful (despite the name!).  They come in a great organza bag with a label that says "I’ve heard you’ve been naughty so here’s the scoop, All you’re getting this year is reindeer poop!"  Soap weight is approximately 2 oz and is our 'sensitive skin' soap with cocoa powder to color it brown.  Great lather and feels oh so good on the skin!  $3 each or 4/$10.  Find it on our soap page.




Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Foaming Hand Soaps Now on Pay Pal!

Yes, I'm catching up!!  I finally got the foaming hand soap on paypal!!  It's been hectic to say the least and this week I won't be doing much 'producing' as I broke my foot at work.... yep.  So, I'll be catching up on computer work and such!  So, visit the Soap page to order!  This has to be sent ground so will take a few more days but we will expedite as quickly as possible!  This soap makes you feel like you washed your hands with lotion!!  It's amazing!

*note bottle color/cap color may vary....


Friday, October 24, 2014

Custom Orders!

We are more than just your typical spice, dip mix and body care product maker!  We specialize in helping those with allergies and special needs!  If you have an allergy to a particular spice or herb in one of our spice or dip mixes we can change it!  If you need a different oil or butter in a body care product we can change that too!  That is the entire reason we got into this business.... for the owner's own allergies!!

OR - do you have a special event coming up?  Need party favors or give-a-ways for a shower such as a baby shower, wedding shower or even for a wedding? We can customize products just for you!!  Send an email to us and we can discuss these needs!  Contact Renee L'Ecuyer, Owner/Operator and see what we can do for you!


Custom & Specialty Order Items!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Holiday Soaps!

Apple Pie Soap, Sweet Potato Pie Soap and Cupcake Rubber Ducky Soaps that are actually vinyl and latex free!!  See the 'Soaps page' for details!!




Sunday, October 19, 2014

More New Items!!

Beard & Mustache Items!  Beard & Mustache wax, Beard oil, and a gift set!  Check out the Body Care Product page to order these items!





Black African Inspired Soap!  A very large 6 oz bar inspired by traditional Black African soap using sustainable palm oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, plantain, and cacao nibs!  A wonderful bar of soap!  This can be found on our soap page!


Saturday, October 18, 2014

New Items for the Holidays!!

New blends and Gift Boxes!  New blends include Italian Bread Dipping Mix and plain Organic Dill Weed as well as Pumpkin Pie Spice!  As for the gift boxes, we love these boxes we have found!  More options for them soon but right now we have three spice blends you can pick from - sweet, savory, and spicy!


Visit our Food Products page to order these from!  Prices include three spice blends of your choice from the three areas of sweet, savory, or spicy all placed in a gift box shrink wrapped and appropriately bowed for the holiday or 'gift' of your choice!  Just place a comment in your order if it is for holiday, birthday, or general gift!  We will soon have body care gift boxes and soap gift boxes!  Stay tuned!



Saturday, September 20, 2014

Deodorant and Shampoo

Now on Paypal!!  Our new Deodorant and wonderful herbally infused shampoo is available in our paypal shop!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Donations....

Last night, I posted on facebook that we had devastating weather that destroyed our commercial EZ-Up tent and much of our product inventory.  Tonight, I had put up a link to make donations but it is apparently not working.  Please use the link below.  Anything anyone can do would be greatly appreciated!  This has devastated us beyond belief!  Our tent weighed 75 pounds, was staked into the ground AND had 50 pound sandbag weights on each leg!  It was tossed around like a toothpick!  We are working hard to make more products and will be at markets this week with borrowed tents but that will only last us a short time... please bear with us!!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Soap Makers Guild!!



We're members!!

We have become official members of the the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild.  I have been wanting to do this for some time but we have finally done it!!  What does this mean?  They actually have a soap maker 'certification' program for us!  I am working diligently to get my certifications!  They have a basic and advanced.  I hope to attend the conference or see if I can get 'proctored' to take the test for the basic to start without doing the conference.  It isn't an easy test by any means!  Lots of chemistry involved (yes, I took it in school!).  Chemistry is basically a lot of algebraic equations.  There is also a master's test.  I will do that one later!  I've been doing some practice exams and am doing pretty well so far!!  So, fingers crossed!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Article in State Paper!!

We were featured in an article in the State Newspaper today!!  In a feature article about DER Kitchen, an incubator kitchen for those that don't have the ability to have a full commercial kitchen, we rent time to utilize the facilities.  It is a great place for those that just need the time in the kitchen!!  Check it out!!

"Columbia's Incubator Allows for Some Inspired Kitchen Creations", July 6, 2014; The State Newspaper.  Photos for the article are linked to the large photo by clicking on it "view full gallery"

In the article I do talk about what helped bring me to do what I do and how HAE affects me.  The photos of me, well I look pretty rough.  I had a really bad week and was quite swollen thanks to the HAE!!  I hate having this dreaded disease!!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Pintrest!!

We're now on Pintrest!!  Yep, I finally did it and did a Pintrest account!!  Follow us there as well and pin our posts!!

Visit L'Ecuyers Gourmet's profile on Pinterest.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Chocolate Mint Soap

An updated version to our chocolate mint soap that everyone has loved!!  When I first started making soap several years ago, it took a lot of time to learn and I started with a 'mix' that I added things to.  While it was decent, it was not completely my own.  This new bar is completely my own!  It is a base of my Dove 'look-alike' with chocolate almond milk, cocoa powder and organic free trade chocolate in the bottom layer and just our Dove 'look-alike' in the top layer with a cocoa powder 'pencil line' to divide them.  It is finished off with a cocoa powder dusting.  Oh my heavens is it wonderful! I am still working on a 3 butter blend as well as one with Goat's Milk.  See our Body Care Products page for ordering!!  $5 each or 2/$8!



We also have our Dove 'look-alike' in Cherry Sandalwood Vanilla!  It looks like marble!  These are great 'shaped' soaps great for gift giving.  $4 a bar or 2/$7!!

As always, if you have allergies and are looking for a soap without a certain ingredient, just ask!!  We can customize soaps and any product!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Shaving Gift Set!!

Just in time for Father's Day & Grads!  Our BCC Shaving Soap now in a wonderful 'disk' for a shaving cup and we have a beautiful cherry wood shaving cup!  These cups are stunning and comes with a lid.  A limited quantity of 'gift sets' including shaving soap, cup, and a brush for just $30!!  This soap is so wonderful on skin!  No harsh chemicals, very soothing and really helps a man's facial skin.  My husband has been using this soap for almost 2 months now and his skin looks better than it has in 20 years!!  Get them while they last (though I can get more!)!!


Monday, April 14, 2014

Mercury in Fish

I have many friends and colleagues expecting babies soon and all have been asking me about eating fish and weather or not it is safe due to the mercury levels.  I saw this photo tonight on Facebook and went to the original site and got the link so I could embed it here for everyone to see!  It is a great pictograph of what is safe and what isn't!  The closer to the center you go, the more UNSAFE the fish is.  Mercury poisoning is real and highly dangerous for women of childbearing age and for children.  Be safe in what you eat!  Just click on the photo to expand it wider into your window!! Have a great day everyone!!


Source: Fix.com

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Cottage Treats

Mid Summer last year we acquired our 'Cottage Law' license.  This means that certain baked goods and candies we can cook at home and sell directly to the public without using a commercial kitchen.  I don't use a commercial kitchen for these items as I can't guarantee that the oven is gluten free!  I would rather do this at home as my oven is strictly gluten free!  Understand that although we are under this for these items, we have been 'inspected' under our food handling for our spice and dip mix side of our business and follow the utmost care in handling all foods even at home.  These items are not for retail sale.

I recently had a customer inquire as to a list of what we had to offer!  So, here it is... a list of items that we have.  We can make many other items as well - just ask!

Cupcakes (can be made into cakes too!)
   Chocolate Cup Cakes - gluten free with frosting of choice (within reason)      Large $3.00 ea
                                                                                                                            6/$15.00
                                                                                                                           12/$30.00
                                                                                                                       Small $2.00 ea
                                                                                                                            6/$10.00
                                                                                                                          12/$20.00

   Vanilla Cup Cakes - gluten free with frosting of choice (within reason)        Large $3.00 ea
                                                                                                                            6/$15.00
                                                                                                                           12/$30.00
                                                                                                                    Small $2.00 ea
                                                                                                                            6/$10.00
                                                                                                                          12/$20.00
    Key Lime Pie Cup Cakes with Key Lime Frosting                                    Small $3.00 ea
                                                                                                                            6/$15.00
                                                                                                                           12/$30.00
    Pear Praline Cupcakes with Praline Frosting                                              Small $3.00 ea
                                                                                                                             6/$15.00
                                                                                                                           12/$30.00

Breads
    Paleo Bread - Almond Flour, flax seed meal, arrowroot powder, baking soda, vinegar, flax seeds, Greek Yogurt, eggs, butter.  3 sizes available!
                                                                                                                      Full Loaf Pan $8.00
                                                                                                                      Small Loaf $2.50
                                                                                                                      Mini Loaf $1.50

    Paleo Blueberry Bread - Almond Flour, flax seed meal, arrowroot powder, baking soda, vinegar, flax seeds, Greek Yogurt, eggs, butter, blueberries, coconut palm sugar.  3 sizes available!
                                                                                                                      Full Loaf Pan $9.00
                                                                                                                      Small Loaf $3.00
                                                                                                                      Mini Loaf $2.00

     Paleo Friendly Cheese Breads - all start with a base of Manioc (tapioca) flour, Modified manioc starch (100% Manioc), Cream of tartar, sea salt, Sodium Bicarbonate, Baking Powder, Eggs, Almond Oil, Organic Greek Yogurt.  You can get with any of the following cheeses: Cheddar, Parmesan, Pepper Jack and Mozarella.  All Organic ingredients!
                                                                                                                     Full Loaf Pan $9.00
                                                                                                                      Small Loaf $3.00
                                                                                                                      Mini Loaf $2.00

Chocolates:
All our chocolate is organic, soy free, gluten free, rice free, dairy free, and nut free (unless we add the nuts ourselves!).  It is incredibly fabulous with not additives.  Note, because of the lack of additives, it does 'melt' much easier and requires refrigeration!

    Almond Clusters - soy free, gluten free,chocolate & almond clusters (we can make with other nuts as well!).                                                                                                                $3.00 ea
                                                                                                                     6/$15.00
                                                                                                                   12/$30.00

     Sun Butter cups - want to avoid peanuts?  Try sunflower butter cups!  Sunflower butter, maple syrup, arrowroot powder, covered with soy free, gluten free (nut free!) chocolate.
                                                                                                                        $1.00 ea
                                                                                                                    12/$8.00

     Paleo Caramels - chocolate covered caramels that are Paleo too!  Using real organic butter, coconut milk, and soy free, gluten free chocolate!                                                           $2.00 ea
                                                                                                                     4/$5.00


Cookies
     Ginger Snaps & Cookies!  Wonderful grain free (Paleo) and low sugar (no refined sugar!) ginger snaps!!  Molasses, Butter, Tapioca flour, organic coconut palm sugar, ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, allspice, baking soda, salt, and egg.
                                                                                                      Snaps:  $4.00 small bag (20 cookies)
                                                                                                                  $5.50 medium bag (30 cookies)
                                                                                                   Cookies: $2.00 ea
                                                                                                               6/$10
                                                                                                             12/$20

Sugar Cookies & Chocolate Chip Cookies - Cassava Flour (tapioca), potato starch, organic coconut flour, xantham gum, pure cane sugar, brown sugar, sea salt, baking soda, and organic vanilla. Chocolate chip cookies include Evaporated cane juice, natural chocolate liquor (non-alcoholic), and non-dairy cocoa butter.
                                                                                                   Cookies: $2.00 ea
                                                                                                               6/$10
                                                                                                             12/$20

Grain Free Fruit & Nut Bars - Fruit and Nut Clusters - Coconut Flour, Maple Syrup, Sunflower Butter, Almonds, Cashews, Dates, Pistachio’s, Coconut Flakes, Dried Blueberries, and Dried Cranberries.
                                                                                                    Bars $3.00 ea
                                                                                      Whole Pan $20.00 (avg 8-9 bars)

This is by email contact only.  Email Here your order!  We need 24-48 hour turn-around time for all baked good orders!  We can send you an invoice via pay-pal.  

Disclaimer regarding Cottage Law:  Baked goods and Candies are baked under SC Cottage Law.  NOT FOR RESALE – PROCESSED AND PREPARED BY A HOME-BASED FOOD PRODUCTION OPERATION THAT IS NOT SUBJECT TO SOUTH CAROLINA’S FOOD SAFETY REGULATIONS

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Facial Bars!

Since I started making soap I have been on the hunt for a fabulous 'facial' bar that was rich in moisturizers and had a light exfoliater that didn't have any allergy offending things in it that was 'safe' for me to use.  I'm allergic to oats and wheat and these are often infused in soaps along with honey.  I had to find something I could use!  I also wanted to find something else to add vitamins and minerals that would help with healing the dreaded acne that I deal with even at nearly 50 years of age!  Well, I did it.  And it is fabulous!  The only allergy provoking ingredient (which I can change if you are allergic!) is coconut flakes (quinoa can be substituted and I'm working on one with it now!).  This bar also contains spirulina powder (a natural seaweed powder full of vitamins and minerals), coconut milk (can use almond or some other type if needed!), goat's milk, bentonite clay, and is 'molded' in a beautiful bar!  Oils used include sunflower, palm, coconut (again can use a different oil if needed), and castor oil.  The lather is outstanding!  Scents can be varied (I plan on making several scents!).  Right now it is a mild peppermint/eucalyptus//lavender.  The spirulina powder makes it a green bar.  Price is $4.00 per 3.5 oz bar.  Get them while you can!  I will also be making these in larger bars for a 'body bar' and price is yet to be determined!


Friday, January 31, 2014

Bath Bombs!

Who didn't love to watch the volcano experiments in school?  I sure did!  Well, now you can have your own little home 'explosion' of fun with Bath Bombs!!  These turned out amazing!  Infused with coconut oil, shea butter, and French Pink Clay and fragranced with Lemongrass-Lime Essential oil!!  Heaven!!  Price is $5.00 each or 2/$8.00.  They aren't on paypal - yet!  Message me if you would like some as I'm making more and will update paypal this weekend!


Sunday, January 19, 2014

Market

We ill be at the Rosewood Market this Thursday from 4pm to 7pm!!  Come check out our new items!!  See you there!!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Dead Sea Salt Bath Soaks!

Dead Sea Salt is known to have healing properties and many, many people travel thousands of miles to get to the dead sea just to sit in this water.  Now, you can sit in the salts from this sea in your own bath tub!   Enriched with French Clays, baking soda, botanicals, and essential oils, soak your troubles away!  Be sure to rinse off in the shower afterwards!!  Just visit our Body Care Product page to purchase these!!

Two distinct types are available!  Peppermint Calming Dead Sea Salt Soak and Stress Relief Dead Sea Salt Soak.  Jars are 16oz and are refillable canning jars!  If you are local and can return them to us you will save $2 off your next jar (don't forget the lid!).  If you need a scoop, that can be ordered!  Coming soon!!