holiday giveaway 3: aheirloom snackers gift box

December 12th, 2012

You guys, this week’s giveaway makes me so happy! My friend Amy, from A.Heirloom, has offered to give one of my readers this awesome Holiday Snacker’s gift box. Amy and her husband, Bill make the coolest state-shaped, bamboo cutting boards—I have my Michigan board proudly displayed in my kitchen and it makes me happy everyday. Anywho, they have this lovely gift box, complete with the state of your choice, plus an assortment of artisan snacks including crackers, cheese, chutney, and sausage, worth $100.

Check out A.Heirloom’s cutting boards and gift sets, they make the perfect gift for your favorite food lover! And if you’d like to win this awesome gift box, just leave a comment sharing your favorite snack. The winner will be randomly chosen and announced next Monday, December 17. Good luck!

***Congratulations to the lucky winner, Jill! Keep an eye out tomorrow for our last giveaway before I take a break for the holidays… you’re not going to want to miss this one!***

P.S. I like you people—it seems many of your favorite snacks include cheese. I knew there was a reason we got along!

happy hour: the farmer’s daughter

December 7th, 2012

Hellooo, happy hour! Well, not for me, but this week needs a little celebration so I thought I’d share this tasty cocktail that we served at our launch party with you. While I didn’t drink it, enough people told me how delicious it was to make me jealous. Apple cider, lemon juice, cinnamon and SNAP liqueur—how could it not be tasty?

Cheers! To the launch of Issue 11: Comfort, to my cheese prints being back in stock and of course, the weekend!

The Farmer’s Daughter

adapted from Art in the Age Spirits

2 ounces SNAP
3/4 oz lemon juice
3 ounces fresh apple cider to taste
fresh apple slices
cinnamon sticks

1. Combine all ingredients into a highball glass, stir, garnish with fresh apple slices and a cinnamon stick.

Also makes a great punch! Float cinnamon sticks and apple wheels in the punch bowl for garnish.

holiday giveaway 2: enormous champion tea towel

December 5th, 2012

First of all, I have to start this post thanking everyone who came out to the Remedy Quarterly Issue 11: Comfort Launch Party + Art Show last night! It was so much fun seeing old friends and new, including some of our amazing contributors. I have to give a big shout out to Art in the Age Craft Spirits for sponsoring the cocktails (oh how I wish I could have one!). Keep an eye out for a cocktail later this week. But now that the party is over, I’m going to go ahead and rest for a little bit.

While I do that, I wanted to share our second (and totally awesome) giveaway, from my good friends Jason and Jordan aka Enormous Champion. Is that not a lovely tea towel?! If you’re not familiar with their work, mosey on over to their website and take a gander… you might just fall in love.

If you’d like to have this beauty hanging in your kitchen, simply leave a comment sharing your favorite comfort food. The winner will be chosen next Monday, December 10 at 12pm EST.

***Congratulations to the winner of the tea towel, Laura! I loved hearing your comments—it sounds like there’s a tie between macaroni & cheese and grilled cheese & tomato soup… I’m telling you, it’s all about cheese! Keep an eye out for another giveaway this Wednesday. ***

Holiday Giveaway 1: I wish cheese was a vegetable notebooks

November 28th, 2012

Every year I think about doing giveaways, then the holidays come rolling through and before I know it it’s February. Well not this year, dang it! I’m so jazzed to announce our first (yes, there will be more!) giveaway! I recently ordered and designed my first Scout Books using my favorite print in our shop, “I wish cheese was a vegetable”. If you’d like a set of three of these pocket-sized truth tellers, just leave a comment stating what your favorite cheese is. To get things started, I’ll share mine: Gorgonzola Dolce—ohhh how I dream about that cheese.

The winner will be randomly selected next Monday. Be sure to check out our shop and use the discount code RQHOLIDAY for 15% off all orders of $50 or more.

***Congratulations to our winner, Andrea Zeng! I loved hearing everyone’s favorite cheese— I definitely have some new cheeses to try now! Keep an eye out this Wednesday for another giveaway! ***

Announcing our first ever launch party + art show!

November 23rd, 2012

Issue 11: Comfort is due to arrive next week, so I’ve decided to celebrate by throwing a party! Drumroll please… I am so excited to announce Remedy Quarterly’s first ever launch party and art show on Tuesday, December 4 at Beginnings— Gallery in Greenpoint from 7-10pm. We’ll have food, drinks, and all sorts of fun, so if you’re in the New York area, I would love to see you! Woohoo!

granola-crusted nuts with dried cherries

November 16th, 2012

Have you ever had a moment when a recipe speaks to you? Well, that’s exactly what happened last week when I was perusing blogs and fell upon this recipe for granola-crusted nuts. I’m suppose to be eating every three hours, which seems like it should be more fun than it is. My stomach growls but I don’t know what to eat—when you’re eating that often, things get boring. I needed something to jazz up my boring routine, something that was fairly healthy, and above all, it had to be delicious. So yeah, I was pretty pumped when along came this remedy for my little predicament, in the form of bite-size granola nuggets that are a cinch to make.

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Remedy Quarterly Holiday + Renegade Holiday Market

November 14th, 2012

Friends, can you believe it’s holiday the season?! I have to admit, I’m kind of jazzed about the holidays more than usual this year. I’m ready to see family, get cozy, see some snow and eat good comfort food. Which leads me to some exciting news, Remedy Quarterly, Issue 11: Comfort is at the printer and will arrive the week after Thanksgiving. Woohoo! I’m so excited to share it with you! Along with tying up this issue, I’ve been hard at work creating some special pieces that might just help you as you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift.

The Complete set (Volumes 1-4)

For the food lover in your life—ahem, that might be you—(fyi, it’s totally ok to buy yourself gifts, just sayin), we’ve got the complete set of Remedy Quarterly tucked inside a special, handprinted cotton bag.

Volumes 3 + 4

If you’ve already got some issues tucked away, pick up a set of Volume 3 + 4, also in the handprinted cotton bag. You’ll get a few issues now and a whole year of issues to come throughout the year. Who doesn’t love to get a happy surprise in the mail?

Prints

If reading isn’t up your alley, how about a print? At just $5, you can get them all and spread the love!

Keep an eye on out here because I’ll be announcing even more fun products (woohoo!) along with some awesome giveaways over the next month. See, I’m totally in the holiday spirit!

Oh, and one last thing, if you’re in the New York area, come by and say hi this weekend at the Renegade Holiday Market.

Renegade Holiday Market
November 17 + 18, 11am-6pm
East River State Park (aka the Williamsburg Waterfront)

caramel apple pie

November 9th, 2012

As soon as the first sign of cool weather arrived this year I had a craving for caramel apples. I wanted one—no, it was more dire than that—I needed one. I mean, who doesn’t love that contrast of juicy apple and sweet, gooey caramel. Fall really seems to be the only appropriate time to indulge in them—so it’s time to sieze the day, err season, right?! Well, I never got around to actually making a caramel apple—I totally cheated and bought one, okay maybe more than one, at the farmers’ market. It was delicious and totally hit the spot, but even afterwards I couldn’t shake the thought of those damn caramel apples—let’s just blame it on the pregnancy.

Fast forward to thinking about Thanksgiving pie time, another thing that’s occupying way too much of my brain space. After last year’s magical bourbon pecan pie success from RQ Issue 7, I was feeling good about my pie-making skills. What could possibly top last year’s pie? A caramel apple pie, that’s what! Of course I had to test this theory out before the big day, so I went ahead and did a trial run. Oh. My. Goodness. Get ready for a sweet, buttery caramel apple pie lovefest.

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