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2015 New York Calendar

2015 New York Calendar

November 13, 2014 |  Category:   photography the biz

This year’s calendar just be my favorite NYC calendar yet! I’ve used a different paper stock that is 100% post-consumer recycled paper and the weight of the paper is thicker than the stock used in years past. The calendars are available here and here.   The holiday season is already here as far as cookie production goes. Mark’s been super busy in the kitchen churning out massive amounts of cookies for our retailers and wholesale accounts who are stocking up for the holidays. We haven’t yet set our holiday ordering deadline since we’re still weighing production schedules, but it’ll most likely be around the 11th of December. You can always order anytime up until the deadline and specify that it’s… CONTINUE READING

2015 Food Calendar

2015 Food Calendar

October 27, 2014 |  Category:   photography the biz

A bit late this year, though I thought I was being proactive and on top of things because I actually started the calendars in September. And then…life happened (the NY one will hopefully be coming in a week). The 2015 Food Calendar is available here or here.… CONTINUE READING

Pecan Pie Bars, friendships, and other bits and pieces

Pecan Pie Bars, friendships, and other bits and pieces

September 26, 2014 |  Category:   friends life the biz

These are new things we’re bringing to the weekend markets this Fall – pecan pie bars with a shortbread crust. I have a distinct association with them which I won’t share at this time, but they are quite delicious and I think everyone who bought them last Saturday would agree. It’s always nice when people come back to the table for seconds. This week we’re getting ready for the Chile Pepper Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It’s our biggest event every year and one of the only events where we “work” the booth as a family, and I put work loosely in quotes because well, let’s face it – Mark does most of the work. The kids get super… CONTINUE READING

September! Sale!

September! Sale!

September 1, 2014 |  Category:   the biz

Pretty sure I’m not the only one sad that summer is coming to a close. We’re still sorting out our sleep schedules from being on the West Coast for a few weeks and settling back into Brooklyn life. School starts in a few days and I’m feeling that restlessness that awakens once Labor Day happens. We usually do a summer sale but we had a huge order to fulfill before we closed up shop so we’re having a Fall sale instead. Take 20% off your total order today and tomorrow with code WELCOMEFALL. Valid on our website and Etsy store.   Happy Labor Day!… CONTINUE READING

I’m not a brand + self promotion is hard

I’m not a brand + self promotion is hard

May 14, 2014 |  Category:   rambling the biz

I have a friend who has a similar loathing of self promotion as I do and we talk about it often: how we feel like assholes if we tweet about a new product or project more than once, how we cringe at the idea of selfies and building our “personal brands”. Maybe it’s hard for us to wrap our brains around that last one because we have worked on legit branding projects at ad agencies at our freelance “day jobs”. The Gap is a brand. Starbucks is a brand. But I have a hard time thinking of people as brands unless they’re Oprah or Martha. Are you a brand? Am I a brand? No. Most people are just people.  … CONTINUE READING

Mother’s Day Gift Boxes are now available

Mother’s Day Gift Boxes are now available

April 22, 2014 |  Category:   the biz

Is it time to think about Mother’s Day already? Well the trees are finally in bloom with flowers, magnolias and young leaf buds, so I say yes!   This year’s Mother Day gift box includes Cinnamon shortbread cookies sandwiched with a Dulce de Leche filling. Order deadline this year is May 4th. Available on our site or on Etsy.… CONTINUE READING

when bakers get bored, this happens – rice krispie treats!

when bakers get bored, this happens – rice krispie treats!

March 20, 2014 |  Category:   life press the biz

Owning a baking company requires consistency in product quality in every batch. Mark does admit to getting bored sometimes when he has to bake the same cookies day after day. There isn’t much time for experimentation when he’s busy fulfilling orders, but he likes to play around in the kitchen when he does find a little free time. Lately, he’s been making Rice Krispie treats. You’ve seen these if you follow me on Instagram and they’ve been selling out at the Brooklyn Flea every week. Last weekend he made S’more Krispie Treats, a variation on the open faced S’mores that he’s made for years, but we haven’t brought these to the Flea in 5 years. He was pretty excited to… CONTINUE READING

a long winter + Valentine’s Day cookies

a long winter + Valentine’s Day cookies

January 22, 2014 |  Category:   life the biz

Seems like once January hits we’re just buying time till Spring comes, particularly this Winter, the coldest we’ve had in years. It’s downright frigid outside, this Polar Vortex thing we’re having. A few upcoming family birthdays brighten up the next few weeks, but we have to look a little further into the year for the next big thing to break up the days from the repetition of school and work since we’re not going on a February break vacation like we did the past 2 years. Hard to believe that it was already a year ago that we went to Disney – did that really happen? Didn’t realize how much that little bit of winter travel makes the season bearable.… CONTINUE READING

done and done

done and done

December 20, 2013 |  Category:   the biz

Hard to believe, but all orders have shipped out today. Another season is done. Is it weird to feel like Christmas is over when we reach this point? We’re sort of over it ourselves already, but the chatter of anticipation from the kids remind us that it’s not. Spent the bulk of the day just sitting around, zoned out and nursing a light cold that has been waiting to manifest. I didn’t really do a single thing of substance today, didn’t have an appetite either and didn’t leave the house. Despite the low energy, it was pretty perfect.   There’s always a bit of a transition when life gets back to post-holiday normal. You really do get used to the… CONTINUE READING

New for the holidays – Spiced Chile Hot Chocolate mix

New for the holidays – Spiced Chile Hot Chocolate mix

December 6, 2013 |  Category:   the biz

Cardamom and star anise gives the drink warmth, body and depth along with the spicy kick. One thing to note about our hot chocolate mixes – it’s not hot cocoa and there is a difference. We use pure chocolate shavings, not cocoa powder like hot cocoa mixes which are often made by adding water. Hot chocolate, also known as drinking chocolate, is a slower process made best by whisking the chocolate into milk over a stove. Mark has discovered that his cheap Ikea milk foamer works like a charm!   Spiced Chile Hot Chocolate is now available in our shop.  … CONTINUE READING

in the thick of it

in the thick of it

December 4, 2013 |  Category:   life the biz

This holiday season feels compressed doesn’t it? I guess because Thanksgiving was so late this year. Christmas is in 3 weeks and we’re in the thick of things right now, but so far, no lost sleep or panicky situations. We have a new car so we don’t have to worry about the car dying in the middle of Times Square on delivery runs like last year or the timing belt falling off while circling around Grand Army Plaza like the year before. It was always the damn car that was the tipping point towards some kind of holiday madness breakdown.   Have you ever tied 250 ribbons? 500? How about 1000? It’s a lot harder than you’d think. We tie… CONTINUE READING

The end of Fall

The end of Fall

November 21, 2013 |  Category:   life outings the biz

  We missed the peak colors of Fall apparently, but I’ll take any excuse to drive up the Hudson Valley. We didn’t get dazzling color, but we did get fog and a moody overcast day that quite frankly, I often prefer. Sometimes there are compelling enough reasons to blow off all your work so that you can go hang out in the woods, wouldn’t you say? I’m paying for it this week, but that’s what I told myself on Sunday morning when we decided to join Mark for the drive up the Hudson Valley to deliver boxes of cookies to one of our retailers.   It’s true. I have this totally weird, irrational aversion to going into stores that carry… CONTINUE READING

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