Sunday, July 13, 2014

THANKS -and a promo just for you!


We have a saying in our home- "You are the best!" I feel that this truly applies to all of you, my fans, friends, and marshmallow family. I am so grateful for your support and encouragement. You may not know this but you are all instrumental in helping me get back on my feet and doing what I love. You are the reason I am back to baking and candy-making.

To thank you I am offering a MARSHMALLOW PROMO so that you are all stocked up for your campfire and BBQ marshmallowing this summer. 

BUY TWO
GET 
ONE FREE

on our most popular summer marshmallow flavors!

Visit my Online Store before July 31st to stock up! 
You can apply the discount as many times as you like.
AND
we have FLAT RATE SHIPPING ($8 BC across to Ontario/$12 Quebec/Maritimes)

USE DISCOUNT CODE - THANKS

Thank you for your #MARSHMALLOWLOVE

~Kimberley





Thursday, June 5, 2014

Dad's Peanut Brittle


My Dad loved all things nutty, sweet, salty, and crunchy. Peanut brittle or caramel corn or any number of roasted nut mixes. It was his thing. That and cinnamon buns.

I love making treats for my family and have made a fresh batch of this brittle, in honor of my Dad, for Father's Day. My husband has the same love of nutty/salty/sweet so he is in luck next weekend.

I definitely inherited my sweet tooth from my Dad. I also inherited my taste in music. I acquired the performing gene from my Mom but it was my Dad's music that influenced me from an early age, and still does today. The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, John Denver, Frank Sinatra, The Carpenters.

I was schooling my daughters in The Beatles the other day and thought of my Dad. He played the guitar. Well enough that he could play songs and we could sing along. But he had always wished he had learned more music. He encouraged me through my music study years to stick to it for my lifetime. And now I understand why. Only recently have I gone back to playing the piano. I played a few Beatles tunes for my daughters, and they quickly joined in. When we would sing along with my Dad we called it Song Guitar. We have amazing memories of Song Guitar.

And here's the thing- memories are made up of the small moments. The small joys. Delicious peanut brittle. Laughing and singing. The sound of a guitar. It isn't complicated. It isn't expensive. And it takes little time and effort. If I have learned one thing (and to be honest, I have learned much more than one thing) this past year, it is that being present, making those memories for ourselves and our children, is about less, not more. Less stuff, less effort, less money. A song, a treat, a story.

My Dad knew this. He didn't tell me that he knew this secret to a purposeful, joy-filled life. He let me figure it out. Each day I allow time to be infused with the simplicity of the moment. The ease of just being. And I can happily reminisce and hope that one day my daughters will be telling their stories of treats and music and moments.

~Kimberley

Friday, March 7, 2014

Toasting and Roasting {Marshmallows}

photo by Kimberley's Kitchen


Who doesn't love perfectly roasted marshmallows squished between cookies and chocolate? I have yet to meet someone who doesn't love a good s'more. Do you like them lightly roasted or good and toasted?

Serving s'mores is fun and easy for entertaining, and you don't have to be camping to enjoy this treat. You can make them indoors or outdoors, with many variations of cookies and chocolate.

I have received so many questions from fans regarding flame sources for roasting and toasting marshmallows, so I thought I would share my tips with all of you.

I contacted Sterno Candlelamp, the company that makes a variety of fuels for dining and camping. I love the convenience of Sterno fuel because you can light it, use it, and then extinguish it and save the rest for a later use. It is important to note that there are many fuel sources that are NOT for direct contact with food.

Sterno Candlelamp recommends their Sterno Ethanol Cooking fuel in gel form (not wick form). This product is specifically made for direct food contact and does not contain chemicals that other fuels contain that are not made for direct food contact. Sterno can be purchased at kitchen stores, restaurant supply stores, or even outdoor sporting goods stores.

Tips for Toasting & Roasting Marshmallows:
  • ensure your flame source is safe for direct food contact
  • keep open flames out of reach of small children and supervise children around flames when roasting
  • collect all of your ingredients beforehand, and light the fuel just before serving
  • use sticks or utensils for holding marshmallows that will not conduct heat (or have a wooden handle)
  • extinguish the fuel by sliding a ceramic plate over the flame to put it out, seal sterno pot for later use
We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring here in the North, but until then, we will continue to enjoy our s'mores indoors. Let me know if you make some indoors and your favorite ways to serve them!

Cheers,
Kimberley