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Life changing cookies from Tin Man Sweets

Posted by Robin Abel on

Do you have seasons in life where you're just drowning?  In general, May is the month that parents rethink their desire to have kids with all the baseball, band concerts, extra band practices, soccer, projects that need finished by the end of the school year, and everything else life throws at us.  This May was completely overwhelming for me that I felt like I was drowning all day long with no end in sight. Then we had this small natural disaster of flooding in Zelie... you may have seen it on every news channel created.  What a month!   As...

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Fresh, local produce is now available

Posted by Robin Abel on

There is nothing like fresh, in season, local produce!  It tastes better, it's healthier, and it's only around for a short time so you're really got to scoop it up while it's available!   While it's a great thing to get excited about local produce, I have other reasons to celebrate this season.  Spring means connecting with those farmers that have been hiding during the winter.  There are quite a few farmers I'm looking forward to seeing on a regular basis again. 1. Ferris Farm - a locally owned and operated family farm grows some great produce in New Wilmington...

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Beeswax wraps are going to save the world!

Posted by Robin Abel on

Well, maybe not save the world exactly but beeswax wraps can certainly help reduce your waste.  How?  Instead of using plastic wrap to cover leftovers or putting your sandwich at lunch in a plastic bag, you can use beeswax wraps.  Here's a few basic questions about these amazing new kitchen must haves.   1. What is a beeswax wrap?  A natural alternative to plastic wrap that typically combines cotton and bees wax.  2. What can I use these wraps for? Covering bowls with leftovers, wrapping sandwiches for lunch, folding to carry fruit and other snack items, and making you smile...

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Making meals for friends

Posted by Robin Abel on

In the last 15 years, I've probably made about a billion meals for people between that season where everyone is having babies to supporting people during difficult times in their lives.  Having been on the receiving end many times, it is one of those small acts of kindness that reminds you how much people care about you.    This week I made dinner for a friend who had a baby.  I've got quite the system down now.  But it's taken years of taking meals, receiving meals, and figuring out what works best.  Here's a few things to keep in mind...

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Event space ready for you

Posted by Robin Abel on

When we looked at possible locations in Zelie, we loved the space we're in now because of the possibility.  Obviously we needed retail space for the local products but this space also has a finished lower level that was open to all sorts of possibilities.  What could we do with all this extra space?  Almost anything!  Our desire is that this space is used by the community for connecting people.  How can we help you connect, get healthy, grab a win for your organization, or enjoy family time?   1. Community fitness- Right now, we have a yoga and oils experience that...

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