Thursday, April 28, 2011
BEST of RI poll!!!!
NOTE: The deadline for entries is April 30th!!!!!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
BEST whole grain, buttermilk pancake mix
ever to exist along with maple syrup from
Chepachets' very own Chepachet Farms!!
just add water for the yummiest, fluffiest pancakes eva!!!!!!
Weight Watchers listed it as one of the top 10 products at
the Fancy Food Show this year, and 2-4" pancakes
is only 4 pts on the new plus program!!!!!
you won't want any other!!!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
with Candlelight Shopping occurring on
December 9th and 16th from 6pm to 9pm.
so you can shop before going to dinner at
The Tavern on Main....YUMMMY!!!
and Sundays, we have been getting a crowd at 11am to 5pm!!!
Call 401-568-4830 to place an order for a gift basket!
Choose a theme such as Candle Lovers, Tree Trimming,
New England Gourmet, Hot Stuff (spicy foods),
Snowmen, Jams & Tea, or create your own!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
and Candlelight Shopping in Chepachet....so here are a few answers!
on Thanksgiving weekend and this year we are trying something new
and we hope you will participate!
Saturday, November 28th and
Sunday, November 29th,
please help us help our local food pantry by bringing a canned good
or other non-perishable item so we may help those less fortunate than ourselves!
We will reward your generosity by giving you a coupon
valid for 20% off any one item with a value of up to $100!
starting December 2nd, and will post them as it gets closer.
For now, however, we will feature the following hours:
as well as seasonal refreshments and local entertainment!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Let's get READY!!!!
At Brown & Hopkins we have the BEST smokeless lamp oil for your oil lamps, as well as replacement cotton wicks (1" and pixie), so check your lamps and make sure you are prepared in case the electricity goes out!
Oil lamps are a wonderful way to light your evenings....as they bring a nostalgic feeling to any setting. They bring the past to life, and they are pretty good to have around in case the power goes off!
Did you know the word lamp is derived from the Greek word 'lampas', meaning torch?
In ancient times, lamps were often made of terra cotta,
and used oilive oil or animal fats to light the way.
It wasn't until the 1700's that Swiss chemist, Aime Argand invented a lamp using a round burner, and a circular wick. Flame was also enhanced by the use of a glass chimney, which protected the flame and controlled air flow.
Some folks today like to collect oil lamps.....I have just one, which was my moms' and I am getting it ready ....just 'in case'.
Have a wonderful weekend and be safe!
Friday, August 13, 2010
(we have it!)
Sometimes I will also add in finely ground walnuts or pecans (about 1/2 cup).
Bake about 15 to 20 minutes, until light golden in color.
Let cool 30 minutes.
Mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until well blended.
Add eggs and mix just until eggs are incorporated.
Pour cheesecake filling evenly over the cooled crust.
Spoon Key Lime Curd randomly on top of filling and then swirl with a blunt knife to combine.
Bake for approx. 35 to 40 minutes or until center is set.
Allow to cool in pan. Cut and serve. You may sprinkle with confectionary sugar if desired.
Friday, July 30, 2010
teeny pumpkins (about the size of a dime),
which are dyed as their original dried color is brown.
I think the brown would be nice, however,
I am not in charge of the decision to dye them...LOL
green, orange, and plum......beautiful hues for fall decorating.
These are unscented, and we use them to surround
a candle for a fall display, or to mix in
with other potpourri to create interest.
You can also scatter them on a table
(because ours are unscented they won't mark your furniture)
with leaves, acorns, little green apples
for a whimsical display!
We love them! Just $2.95 for a 2 cup bag!
These don't last long.....
Sunday, July 11, 2010
I made a pizza that tasted great, and looked great and the best part.......crunchy crust...not too thin & not too thick!
It is a tweaked variation of a Stonewall Kitchen Recipe,
so I shall name it
coarse ground black pepper
Roll or pat dough on oiled pan til almost the size needed, then place oiled side onto a surface sprinkled with 1/4 cup of the flour, and finish stretching the dough 'til the desired size. Gently place, flour side down, on pizza pan. Brush the crust edge lightly with olive oil.
Sprinkle the remaining ingredients in given order, ending with the grilled chicken pieces if desired.
Place pan on middle rack for about 5 to 7 minutes,
then move to upper rack for remaining 9 to 12 minutes.
Watch carefully during last 5 minutes.
Pizza is done when the crust is crispy and the cheese is melted.
Slice and serve...
from your family or guests for a few minutes....
to tell you how amazing it is!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Has it been hot where you are?????
I can't bear to turn the oven on,
so I thought I'd try and find a recipe that sounded,
Mango Chicken Salad Wrap featuring Stonewall Kitchens' Mango Chutney!
I bet this would also be delightful served over a
fresh bed of spinach and other refreshing greens!
As you know, we carry many of the delightful sauces, relishes, jams,
jellys and chutneys made by Stonewall Kitchen in Maine.
Mango Chicken Salad Wrap
4 boneless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
2 Tbsp. pecans, chopped
¼ cup golden raisins
¼ cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup mayonnaise
½ tsp. curry powder
¼ cup red bell pepper, chopped
½ cup celery, chopped
½ tsp. each salt and pepper
½ cup Stonewall Kitchen Mango Chutney
6 8-inch sandwich wraps
Combine chicken with remaining ingredients except the spinach and wraps, mix well. Place a generous scoop of chicken salad in the center of the wrap. Top with baby spinach. Fold in the edges and roll up. Repeat with the remaining wraps. Serve chilled.
Enjoy & stay cool!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
crystal water droplet has been flying outta here!!!!
told me the blog looks seriously neglected!!!
she wasn't aware that I have also been busy
updating our Brown & Hopkins Facebook page.
I am quite addicted to Facebook,
but I guess there are worse things to be addicted to!
Who remembers the Seinfeld episode where
George is dating this woman who he can't seem to get rid of,
so he starts smoking because he knows she doesn't like it?
Well, that's kind of me....
"I am on Facebook....and I can't stop now...I'm addicted!!!!!!!"!!!!
It is soooooo easy to snap a photo
and upload it to Facebook to show you what just came in!
With the blog, it's a bit more time consuming.
However, I promise, I will try to get back to a little more blogging
to keep the non-facebook folks in the loop!
Lots of the Red ~ White & Blue!!!
Gorgeous light weight rose handbags...just $24.95 each!
My two great nieces who are in TX modeled their new
B & H tie-dye sundresses!
Available in sizes for one year olds up to 4 year olds!
Stay tuned for more updates!!!
Oh, and don't forget...we will be closed on the Fourth of July!!!
Happy Summer Everyone!!!!!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I have one in almost every room of the house!
Look at the crackly, rustic, primitive glaze on them!
Most of our wax tarts are just $1.49 each,
and oh, how I wish we had smellaputer....
because this citrus & sage is such a wonderful fragrance....
Come on in for a sniff....
Friday, May 21, 2010
including this Americana lamp......
Watch what happens when you turn this lamp to the "on" position...
$89.95 including the shade!
at check out and you'll receive 20% off!
It's my birthday weekend and I am giving you a gift!
Say the Secret Words and you'll receive 20% off any one item under $100,
excluding clearance items and antiques.
Have a great weekend everyone!!!!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Mix all ingredients, except the tortillas and the 1 cup of Italian cheese.
Place tortillas on hot grill for about 2 minutes, until crispy on one side.
Flip tortilla, and top with 1/4 cup of veggie mixture,
a sprinkling of Italian cheese, and grilled chicken if you like.
Close grill lid, and heat for a few minutes until cheese is melted and tortilla is crispy.
Serve at once.
This is a tasty appetizer! Serves 4
Heck, I could even make a meal out of this!
Bruce absolutely loved this; hence I have no photos to show you.....it disappeared too quickly!
The balsamic vinegar in the bruschetta topping adds a nice zing to it!
It's going to be a great weekend for grilling!!