Hello foodies. As the change of season is well under way, I begin to think of the upcoming holiday season too.
When it comes to thinking of gifts, think one step further. Think mindful giving with Uncommon Goods
Founded in 1999, their beautiful products are housed in Brooklyn NY.
At the heart of this organisation is a beautiful philosophy of creative living and mindful giving.
I think we’re in an age where as consumers, we’re mindful of where our goods, products, food and beliefs come from.
As a fellow food lover, I know that blogs have been a wonderful way to connect with fellow makers. People like yourself, who value the process behind the food they eat.
At Uncommongoods, their key mission is to support & provide a platform for artists & designers, with one third of their collection incorporating recycled & or upcycled materials.
It goes without saying, there’s a diverse selection of artisan products available for all, foodies included.
With mindful giving (& living) in mind, it doesn’t stop at your gift.
For the last 12 years, over $300,000 has been given to charities, via their Better to Give program. $1 from each purchase goes direct to a non-profit organisation.
Visit Uncommongoods to learn more about their personalized gifts and how our small choices, can affect bigger changes in the world.
Alternatively, please take time to visit the links below to find ideas for her, http://www.uncommongoods.com/for-her/gifts-for-her/gifts-for-mom. Or click here to find gift ideas for him.
If you’d like to learn more about this beautiful product, then read about these Slate Cheeseboards with Soapstone chalk here and if you need a delicious recipe for your cheeseboard at home, then look no further than these Cheese Sables.
One of my all time favourite, go to recipes, for the upcoming holiday season.
Cheese sables, makes 40 approx
200g cheddar cheese, grated
1.5 cups, plain flour (+ extra to roll out the dough)
1/3 cup dried parmesan (optional)
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp dried Chilli flakes (optional)
(Cold water as needed)
Preheat the oven, 200/392F
Mix the flour, spices & dried parmesan in a large bowl,
Grate the cheese, coarsely
Rub the butter into the dry flour mix
Add the grated cheese and knead until a firm dough is formed,
Add a few drops of cold water, if needed.
Divide dough in two & shape into a log,
If you’d like to save one half, wrap in cling film and store in the freezer for up to a month,
Cut the remainder of dough into squares and use the back of a fork to form a little imprint,
Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25mins, or until until golden.
Cool before serving.