Our handmade soap has been enjoyed in these countries: U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, Norway, Netherlands, Russia, Finland, France & Lebanon

Thursday, January 29, 2009

FDA Globalization Act of 2009

Thankfully us little guys have a lot of bigger guys going to bat for us.

"Individually, we are one drop. Together we are an ocean." Ryunosuke Satoro

Thank you bigger guys!

The Soap Kitchen

For my buyers and my followers I thought you may be interested in the area where your soap is created. Here in my kitchen I slave away to produce the lathery goodness you all return for. O.k. so slave is a bit strong. Strive to produce maybe? Um, o.k. how about pretend to be loathing the experience, but really love it completely? O.k. that will work.
I'd like to thank my friend MacLaine of Lochbuie Scotland for the sweet soap plug. I'm glad his family has found my soap and feels it is pleasant. I would hate for the Malodorites to attack again.
Now I must get going. I have laundry to fold, orders to fill and a bed with my name on it for a 30 min. spot of rest and then back at it...

I Don't Sleep

I would like to sleep, but I don't. I go to bed thinking I am going to sleep and I do, for about 30 minutes. Then I am up and this is what I do. Its the quietest thing in the house. I can't make soap...too loud. I can't watch t.v....to loud. I could read, but even though I can't sleep my eyes are crossing.

Sometimes I remember back to the adolescent young thing I used to be. A time when I thought my writing was...deep, and I laugh my heineken off. I'm starting to think deep is for SCUBA diving and mud pie. I had a friend in high school who I have recently reconnected with. He wrote this long letter and I couldn't understand half of what he said in his silly attempt to be...deep. Maybe I should tell him to dig a pool? O.k. deep is really, Benjamin Franklin. That guy was deep. Half or more of our modern conveniences today were initially created by him...or discovered anyway. Winstons Churchill...He was deep. The only guy in the free world that saw the destruction being catapulted Britain's way and the only guy strong enough to give the world what for. Those people are deep. They didn't ramble (as I am doing now) they had a purpose and a point. I have admiration for their dedication to country and mankind in general. It takes real character to be someone like that! Churchill reportedly only slept 3 hours a night. If I only sleep 3 hours a night I can barely stand to sit up let alone conquer nations. Having said that I think I will give it another shot. Sleep that is, not conquering nations.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Our first referral gets a free bar

I would like to thank EllaJeanGifts for giving me a referral. Her friend, leenthegraphicsqueen, spent $15 or more in my shop and now EllaJeanGifts gets a free bar of soap. Thank you very much. If anyone would like to purchase various baby items please visit EllaJeanGifts.etsy.com and for various decorative decals for your home please visit leenthegraphicsqueen.etsy.com

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Shop Policy

It is shop policy to award any new buyers in my shop with freebies in their bag, but even better is to award referrals. It is my shop policy to award a free bar of soap to anyone who can send me a buyer that spends $15 or more before shipping. So pass the word along and make sure they give me your name when they order so I can reward YOU.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Burnt Sugar (caramel) Cake Recipe

Burnt Sugar Cake Bake at 350*-30 min.

Ingredients for Cake Portion
1/2 C. Shortening
1 1/2 C. Sugar
Cream the above.
2 Egg Yolks
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 1/2 C. Cake Flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
2 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 C. Water or Milk
2 Stiff beaten egg whites added last
Burnt Sugar syrup...see directions and ingredients at bottom of recipe

Cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg yolks until light and fluffy. Add water, dry ingredients, burnt sugar syrup and last beaten egg whites. Bake in two 8" waxed paper lined pans at 350* for 30 min or until you can stick a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean.

Burnt Sugar Syrup
Burn 1/2 C. sugar in heavy skillet. Add 1/2C. boiling water and boil until thick like molasses.

On stove top in small pan
1/2 C. Butter melted. Add 1 C. packed brown sugar and 1/4 C. milk. Stir until it starts to boil (I don't bring it to boil untill all ingredients are well mixed and sugar is dissolved). Add powdered sugar until right consistency to spread. As usual wait for cake to cool before frosting.

In the words of Nacho Libre: "Its the best."