Saturday, February 18, 2012

Shawls and Shantilly Sweets

I know I haven't been posting much lately but in case you're still paying attention (and I hope you are!) I wanted to let you in on some of the latest shantilly picnic happenings. As most of you all know, I left my job at the agency in October and started pursuing baking full-force. I was lucky enough to be welcomed into the Saltie family and have been there, happily baking away, five days a week (and learning loads in the process!). My personal time has been divied up between the following priorities: 1- perfecting my pizza dough methodology (and eating entirely too much pizza in the process), 2- building my dream cookbook collection, 3- researching the heck out of wedding cakes (I'm making my beautiful friend, Emma's, wedding cake in August!!!), 4- obsessing over antique kitchen tools, 5- testing and tweaking ideas for cookie recipes (ok, maybe this should be listed as #1), 6- learning about and practicing food photography, 7- designing my own logo and packaging with the help of uber talented Steve and Leigh Mignogna, and 8- planning my first shantilly picnic event!!


My Shawl and Shantilly Sweets Sale is taking place this Monday, Feb 20, at my little apartment in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Shawls are being supplied by Fenella Pearson, a licensed interior designer and Home & Garden Editor of The Daily, who collects them from her travels to India, China, and beyond. Sweets of course will be coming straight from my oven, with plenty to snack on during the event and some available for purchase! I bake with all-natural ingredients, using organic, seasonal and local whenever possible. Soon I hope to offer custom order desserts, but for now I have a seasonal granola and five delicious cookies to choose from.


Apple Cider Granola- made with reduced apple cider, local Fugi apples dehydrated in my rinky dinky little hand-me-down dehydrator. Can be made gluten-free upon request.


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These cookies have a lot of character and represent some of my favorite flavor combinations. I'm selling them both, freshly baked and in dough form. I wanted to offer cookie dough's so they can be baked and enjoyed as cookies should be eaten, which is fresh out of the oven with no preservatives. 


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The decadent Chocolate Lavender, made with flowers from a beautiful Long Island lavender farm.

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The down home classic, Caramelized Banana Shortbread.


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The aromatic Oatmeal Pear with fresh ground cardamom (gluten-free!).


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The instant favorite, Apple-Honey Almond.


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The bright Meyer Lemon Olive Oil with poppy seeds. 


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I wish all of you could join us on Monday! But don't fret, I will post pictures so you can all witness my apartment transformed into a shawl fort. AND this is only the beginning- I hope to host many more mini events in the future. Perhaps once a month? We'll see. If you're not in NY... Come visit! Or just stay tuned for more updates.  


Cheers! Thanks for reading. 
xoxo


  

2 comments:

  1. Little Miss Shanti.. who dyed my babies beautiful mane of hair when you two were at RUHS. I am so so proud of you. Girl, this is absolutely amazing? Do you ship across country? I just can't get over this. You have us beaming.
    So much love and hugs.
    Marti (Kasey's mom)

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  2. Awwww thanks!! You're beaming, I'm blushing :)
    I'll be setting up an etsy site soon so I can start taking orders nation-wide!

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