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Stuff to Carry Stuff

Dear Friends:

We have new lunch stuff. Weird things to carry food stuff so they make the journey in one piece and without becoming mush. These come in bright colours and are shaped like the food they will carry. They are fun! Who wouldn’t want to have their grapes in a bright green grape-shaped container? Or your carrots in an orange container with a place for dip? Or your berries in a red container with a strainer?

You should also be thinking about Christmas Stocking Stuffers. No one wants another bowl or pillow; we only want consumables. And these are consumable; you will use them until they are not closing anymore. Or if you are unfortunate, they jump out of your lunch basket and run away!

Scoop N’ Weigh, the Candy Store for Grownups!

Linda Klimack

P.S. This is a picture of the Hildegard’s Bakery Bread.

P.P.S. It seems I just announced the Creamy Brussels Sprouts recipe and here I am announcing another: French Apple Cake. My mother has an apple tree in her backyard that produces lots of apples every year. Mom spends her autumn making and freezing apple sauce and trying to entice her friends to take large bags of apples.

She fortunately or unfortunately does not have deer, otherwise she would be competing with them for the apples.

I try to avoid the subject so I don’t get stuck with a bag because most apple cakes are made with apple sauce and that’s just not my thing. Then a customer gave me the French Apple Cake recipe.

This is lots of chunks of apples, very little cake and a sprinkle of icing sugar. This is what I call an apple cake!

It is easy to make, once you get past all the peeling and once you get past the “there is not enough batter” thoughts. It is sort of like eating a crisp, in that it is a lot of fruit and a little bit of other stuff.

And I know it is healthy for you, so you can have an extra piece!!

P.P.P.S. Our new Scoop N’ Weigh website is now live (what a silly word). You will find the French Apple Cake recipe and some of the other ones there too. We keep adding recipes; as soon as I make something, I bring it to work to take a picture and all the staff have a sample.

Click here:  www.scoopnweigh.com

P.P.P.P.S. I keep hinting at Christmas – that it is coming and the little things you should consider tucking away for Stocking Stuffers.

Christmas starts early in the store, actually in January when we review the past Christmas and make notes of what was a success and what did not sell that well, as well as customer requests. By February we are ordering linens, March is candy and April and May cute stuff and giftware.

In September it is the staffing issue to consider, do we have enough people to get through? This year we don’t and so are looking to hire one or two temporary staff; it depends on flexibility and hours they can work. Yes, the hours include some weekends and “late” nights (until 7:00 PM). And yes, the job is physical – lifting and walking. If you know someone who is interested, please tell them to drop off a resume and ask to speak to Tammy or me. The store is a fun place to work: nice people, a variety of things to keep busy with and never boring.

P.P.P.P.P.S. Big deals at the garage sale:
– cookie press – easy to use and works;
– small angel cake pan – I used mine last night, the cake just falls out;
– wine sleeve – sleek and classy; and
– battery operated pepper grinder – customers rave about these.