Newsletter July 2013

Good Stuff

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Blackberry Merlot Granita

4 cups fresh blackberries
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup merlot
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; let stand 15 minutes.

Strain the mixture through a fine sieve over a bowl, reserving soaking liquid (do not press berries or the mixture will be cloudy). Reserve berries for another use. Pour mixture into an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish. Cover and freeze until partially frozen (about 2 hours). Scrape mixture with a fork, crushing any lumps. Freeze for 3 hours or until completely frozen, scraping with a fork every hour. Remove from freezer; scrape mixture with a fork until fluffy.

IMG_3750Planted Terrariums 

There are so many uses for our selection of terrariums and decorative glass houses. We have a number planted up with moss, orchids, and mini secret garden goodies. They’re also great with a flame-less candle (which are amazingly realistic). Your imagination is the only limit when it comes to deciding what to show off inside these pieces.

star_lanternLanterns

This star shaped lantern is just one example of our wide range of electric and decorative lanterns and lamps. The stars come in a rustic red, white and blue (Happy 4th of July!) Other styles resemble stained glass and pewter-like materials that create stunning arrays of light. If you’re looking for something to really bring the room together look no further.

mushroomsMushrooms!

Western Washington is a mycology enthusiast’s paradise. ¬†Chances are you have a friend or family member that’s a mushroom lover. The Pacific Northwest is home to numerous species of choice edibles but these fungi are a feast for the eyes. Beautiful wavy capped ceramic mushrooms are styled in different color patterns and are fantastically natural looking. Try them indoors and out. They make a great gift.

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