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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Getting Ready For the Autumn Open House

It's almost time!! The Autumn open house is Saturday and we are very excited. UPS is bringing us new items everyday! It's a new season at the Shanty. We have Big Buddha Purses, Pick Up Sticks Jewelry, scarves, the cutest kids hats you've ever seen, and more Naughty Betty stationary...those cards that crack us up!!...and that's just getting us started! It's supposed to be a beautiful day so hopefully we'll be able to enjoy the backyard. Have you had a chance to sip a glass of wine and sit in
our swing? It's great. We'll see you soon!

A Chill is in the Air

Brrrr.....the mornings are definetly shouting Autumn!!! Time to start looking for the perfect coat to keep you toasty warm AND looking fabulous.
Must Haves
1) Everyone needs a good basic...black, brown or grey coat... classy, yet doesn't take away from the cool outfit underneath
2) You also need a coat that IS the outfit...that's the fun one! Check these out...

Farm House Chutney....Yummz!

This is the Farm House Chutney recipe we will be serving at the Autumn Open House. It is delicious!!

2-8 ounce pkg. cream cheese softened
3 TBL curry powder
1 tsp salt
1 jar Old Farmhouse Chutney ( Grab it at Shanty)
2 bunches scallions sliced
10 strips of bacon, cooked and drained well and crumbled(or good bacon bits)
1/4 cup finely chopped smoked almonds

1. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, curry powder, and salt. Stir till thoroughly mixed.
2. Spread cheese mixture on bottom of quiche dish.
3. Puree the chutney in a food processor. Spread on top of the cheese mixture.
4. Spread the scallions over chutney. Sprinkle the bacon and almonds on top.
5. Serve w/wheat crackers, melba toast, pita chips.

NOTE** This recipe is the pretty version. At the party I mixed it all together.

If you go to http://www.stonewallkitchen.com/ you can look up the recipes by the product name. They are really good. I love having things like this around for last minute entertaining!

Stonewall items we carry at the moment are:
Fig & Walnut Butter
Roasted Garlic Jam (spread on Boboli Pizza and top w/Gorgonzola Cheese, then broil, Easy!)
Orange Cranberry Marmalade ,
Old Farmhouse Chutney

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Fall Is Falling onto the Shanty

We've been getting so many great things in to cozy up your home for fall. Here is a little tour around the store....just a little.....
Archipelago Candle Paramour, a blend of pomegranate, papaya and Mango, smells sooooo good!
I love this bird cage! I think it would be a great table center piece and can be changed for different seasons. Imagine white pumpkins in it for fall, and vintage antique glass ornaments for Christmas.
Numbered ANYTHING is the trend in home decor right now. These votives are so cool. You can grab a random number that speaks to you or pick one that means something...like a special date.
See...numbers again!! Your address maybe? Put these on your windowsill with some Rosemary.

We have new styles of aprons just right for making that big pot of soup...yummmmm!