Tuesday, September 9, 2008

And just when I thought it couldn't get any better...

...I discovered the food section of Etsy. I want to buy every item listed. It all looks so good...caramels, cookies, fudge, jams...then I got to thinking. Word on the street is that I'm not too shabby when it comes to baking and cooking. In fact, about 4 years ago, I went on a canning craze. I made applesauce, apple butter, caramel apple jam, blueberry jam, pumkin butter, lemon butter...and of course melt-in-your-mouth Scottish shortbread. I had so much of the stuff, I decided to do a local craft show...which led to custom basket orders. Really, the only reason I stopped was because my then husband and I went through a divorce and I didn't have the time to continue.

So now, onto the thinking I referred to. I already promised my honey that I would be making him apple butter this Fall and I've been craving my lemon butter...so why not make more? When canning, it's best to do it in large batches...and really, when you're finished, is there anything more satisfying than seeing your counter or pantry full of yummies? (just don't look at the dirty dishes). The only thing better than that is knowing other people love your stuff so much they will PAY for it.

When we started Heathen's Hearth it wasn't just for bath & body products. We had the idea in the back of our minds that we would expand and grow. I think this may be the perfect way to do so.

4 comments:

krystyna81 said...

I love the layout of your blog! The wider columns are so nice...how did you learn to do that?

Brenda said...

Great post! Brings back good memories. The first time I canned, I did peaches. I had peach juice all over the table, the floor, running down my arms, into my lap and all over the kids.

It was fun. I miss those days.

Estela said...

I can't wait to see what you have in store!

jenscloset said...

Your blog looks great! And you have a fantastic shop!