EMMA for the modern domestic
No. 8 September 2013
A quick and easy hair tutorial versatile enough for you or a little one.
HOW TO STAGE 10 YOUR HOME HEART CLIP DIY An expert home stager gives her top 8 strategies for successfully staging your home for a quick sale.
This oversized red heart clip pairs perfectly with a striped button down or vintage girly dress.
MONOGRAM GLASS DIY This surprisingly simple DIY is a dinner party must-have.
KIDS INSTRUMENTS A music teacher and resourceful mama makes DIY instruments.
APPLE PICKING SEASON Find out Emma’s favorite orchards for September applepicking.
EVERY ISSUE 73 Contributors 70 Recipe
40 A GLAMOROUS PLAY DATE 2 EMMA
15 RAW FISH AND A BLACK DRESS
10 HOW TO MAKE A HEART CLIP
73 Behind the Scenes 22 DIY 72 Emma's Playlist 06 Editor’s Picks
TABLE OF CONTENTS
HIGH LOW FASHION Stylist, Shelly Sazdanoff, mixes designer pieces with budget basics for versatile fall looks. Take inspiration from this equestrian meets tribal fashion story.
ENTERTAINING ALL BUSINESS
SLOW COOKED PULLED PORK A crockpot meal makes dinner prep a breeze.
APPLE PICKING AFTER PARTY
Put summer’s last batch of berries to good use with DIY canning.
Entertain with vintage dishes and apple place settings at the end of a day at the orchard.
Learn how this creative entrepreneur took her handmade business to Whole Foods shelves.
HOW TO CAN
FROM ETSY TO MAINSTREAM
EDITOR’S NOTE One September, during back-to-school shoe shopping, my dad decided on a “sensible” (meaning not stylish) pair of shoes and placed them on the Payless counter. Meanwhile, I stared longingly at an open box of black canvas sneakers with ribbon laces. It doesn’t get better than ribbon laces. It didn’t matter, my dad was resolute. We left the shoe store, and I didn’t give it another thought. Until. The morning of the first day of school, I pulled on a pair of black leggings before registering the shoebox sitting beneath my carefully selected outfit. There, in all of their ribbon lace glory, sat the black sneakers. My heart skipped a beat. A few years ago, at the end of a church service, the pastor announced a shoe drive. I pictured my closet full of worn out running shoes and heels. I had plenty of donate-able options. As my mind wondered, the pastor continued, “I challenge you to give the shoes on your feet, your Sunday best.” I had literally bought my shoes just days before, and they were the last pair available in this style. I hesitated briefly, then slipped off my shoes, hoping whoever received them got as much joy as I did out of my ribbon lace sneakers. Whether making a new mama a meal (try the crockpot favorites on page 58) or showering a birthday girl with love (page 15), I bet you’ll get the same satisfaction my dad felt when he saw my eyes light up at the sight of that box, or when I knew my brand new shoes were going to a girl that probably needed them more than I did. EMMAMAG.COM 3
CALEN SEPTEMBER 1 Family Olympics familyolympics.org/getting-started.html
SEPTEMBER 2 Photography 101 nicolesclasses.com/portfolio/photo-101 SEPTEMBER 7 Instagram Meetup + Be Crafty Workshop TULSA, OK Becraftyworkshop.com SEPTEMBER 8 Branding 101 with Satsuki Shibuya LOS ANGELES, CA Poketo.com
SEPTEMBER 12 + 19 Knitting Workshop with Frances PHOENIX, AZ francessmeeks.com/workshops
SEPTEMBER 19 + 20 Blogshop - Photoshop Bootcamp for Bloggers by DesignLoveFest LOS ANGELES, CA Blogshopla.bigcartel.com
SEPTEMBER 21 Calligraphy workshop with Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls LOS ANGELES, CA Poketo.com
29 SEPTEMBER 22 Create and Cultivate BROOKLYN, NY Createcultivate.bigcartel.com
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where to BUY
1. AMAZON 2. TARGET 3. RUGS USA 4. URBAN OUTFITTERS 5. RUGS USA 6. IKEA 7. TARGET 8. WEST ELM 9. WEST ELM 10. ANTHROPOLOGIE
editor’s LIST TOP 10 AREA RUGS
1 Start with hair down and elastic headband wrapped hippy-style around your forehead down to the nape of the neck.
2 Wrap and tuck pieces of hair over the top of the elastic band.
3 Continue around head covering the elastic band. Spritz with hairspray. 8 EMMA
Hair ROLL UP HOW-TO
Photography by Michelle Herrick Tutorial by Hannah Wright
Modeled by the always adorable blogger, Ashley Nielson, this whimsical statement accessory pairs perfectly with a striped button-down or vintage girly dress. Simply cut a heart out of red felt and adhere Tulip crystals using this cordless heat setting tool. Finish by affixing a hair clip to the back side with tacky glue. Find these materials at www.ilovetocreate.com!
VISIT ASHLEY’S BLOG FOR HAIR HOW-TOS, OUTFIT POSTS, AND SNAPSHOTS OF HER LIFE IN MESA, AZ.
H A I R C L IP Photography by Michelle Herrick DIY by Shelly Sazdanoff Hair and makeup by Mariana Marie
Produced and photographed by Laura Armenta
GLASS BOTTLE AVAILABLE AT IKEA
“I’ve been seeing these swing top glass bottles for a while now, and thought it would be really fun to personalize them! These make the perfect housewarming or wedding gift, and are a dinner party must-have. All you need are a glass bottle, etching cream, and stickers. I opted for a monogram and cute polka dots, but the possibilities are endless.” -Laura Armenta www.sweetpaperplane.com
Champagne Red Wine Sparkly Prickly Pear Lemonade Berries Mint
P rickly Pear
DIRECTIONS: Using a funnel, mix equal parts champagne, red wine, and sparkling prickly pear lemonade. Muddle your favorite berries in a glass with ice, top off with fresh mint and you’ve got a delicious cocktail that’s sure to be a hit!
Photography by Melissa Jill
raw fish and a little black dress As every woman knows, finding the perfect dress just days before a brithday is not just serendipitious. It’s fate. Excerpted from Kindra Hall’s first book, Otherwise Untold: A Collection of Stories Most People Would Keep to Themselves, Hall candidly relays the hope and frustration that come when we forget how to properly measure the good life.
love sushi. When at a sushi spot, trendy or not, I order way more than is fashionable and shove as much raw fish in my mouth as will fit. I could eat sushi every day, and believe me, I’ve tried. I went a full week once—sushi every day for seven days. Amazing and—though I suffered from the inevitable salt swell for days after—totally worth it. Unfortunately, Michael isn’t a huge fan of going out to eat, so my sushi obsession is never fully satisfied. If only I could make sushi in the comfort of my own home. But that seemed complicated.
After many tears on my end and endless apologies on his, I gave Michael a speech he will never forget.
n the day before my twenty-ninth birthday, I went shopping. I invited Michael to join me just in case he needed any last-minute gift ideas for the big day. He met me at my favorite outdoor mall on a beautiful February afternoon, and we wandered through a few of the shops and boutiques. It was an educational tour. I pointed out things I liked and informed him of colors that looked best on me: coral, lemon yellow, and a specific shade of royal blue. about the author Kindra Hall lives in Phoenix, Arizona We eventually found ourselves where Thursday night is Date Night in Macy’s where he put his new and Sunday morning she teaches spin knowledge to the test. While he class at Studio 360. She and Michael chose teal instead of royal, and have two adorable children. mustard instead of lemon, he did correctly identify coral. He found a casual baseball T-shirt with threequarter-length coral colored sleeves. I offered positive reinforcement for his good work, then moved away from the T-shirt before he got the wrong idea… a baseball Tee, regardless of color wasn’t exactly what I had in mind. On our way out of the shopping center, we made one final stop at BCBG MAXAZRIA. This was a bad decision and I knew it. There was absolutely nothing in that store I could justify buying on a whim, and I knew there was nothing in there that my money-conscious husband would consider buying ever. However, I mindlessly made my way to the back of the store. And that’s when it happened…. I fell in love. I fell in love with a little black cocktail dress created just. for. me. I’m not sure if it was the funhouse—make your legs look waaaay longer than they actually are—mirrors, or if it was the three sales girls telling me that, of all the girls who had ever tried on the dress, it had never 16 EMMA
looked so good. It could have been that I was just recovering from the stomach flu and could fit into a size two, or even the little gasp I thought I heard Michael let out when I stepped out to show him…. Whatever it was, I had to have that dress. And I had faith that it would be mine. You see, in the Birthday Department, Michael owed me. The year before, he had forgotten my birthday. Over half the day had passed before he said “the words” or sang “the song,” and when he finally remembered, he gave me a pair of generic flip-flops instead of the special butt-shaping sandals I had asked for, and a bra—a bra I had already purchased with my money but that he put it in a box, wrapped, and called it a gift. After many tears on my end and endless apologies on his, I gave Michael a speech he will never forget. “A birthday is a day to feel special. A day to celebrate the fact that you are here, that you are you. A day when the ones you love let you know just how much they love you. On my next birthday, I don’t care WHAT you get me, as long as I feel special.” That little black dress, all three hundred and sixty-eight dollars of it, would make me feel very special. As we left BCBG that afternoon and went our separate ways to our cars, Michael said he would ‘meet me at home.’ And though I
could tell he was trying to hide it, I knew he was going back into the mall. I knew he was going back to buy that dress. I didn’t even care that it was the day before my birthday and he was only now buying my gift… that dress would be mine.
y birthday started out spectacularly. Michael’s first breath was spent shouting HAPPY BIRTHDAY at the top of his lungs before the sun had even peeked above the horizon. I smiled, I felt special. Then he took me to Starbucks. I found us a table as he ordered our drinks and when he came back he also had one of the mini donuts with sprinkles on top I had been drooling over for months but never allowed myself to eat. He smiled. “Happy Birthday.” In that small moment, I felt so special. I couldn’t wait until it was time to start opening gifts. Michael soon left for work and I spent the rest of the morning in spin and yoga classes. There, they played my favorite songs and I hung out with some of my favorite people. When I finished, I walked to my car to find a single rose on the windshield of my car. I felt so special. As I pulled into our driveway, I saw another rose awaiting me; laying in the middle of the driveway. Under different circumstances it could have been considered a little creepy but on that day, I felt so special. I walked into our home, excited for more surprises, wondering if the roses were leading me to a big dress-shaped box, just waiting for me to open. Seeing no box and hungry from working out, I opened the fridge. There was a rose. I grabbed a yogurt and went to my computer. There was a rose. I grabbed my computer bag to get the power cord. There was a rose. Michael had placed a rose on every stop of my morning ritual path until I had a collection of twelve. Even when I went to the bathroom to shower; I lifted the lid of the toilet…. There was a rose in the bowl. Oh Michael. Even then, fishing a flower out of the toilet, I felt special. By the end of the day I was beside myself. I knew that this was going to be the best birthday ever. Donuts, roses, and the best was yet to
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For more of Kindra’s stories, pick up a copy of her book, Otherwise Untold: A Collection of Stories Most People Would Keep To Themselves. From an unsolicited MySpace war with an old boyfriend’s new girlfriend to the sweat-drenched horrors of her first spin class, from a raging battle with the offering basket at church to a second honeymoon that was entirely sexless, Kindra shares the hilarious mishaps and delicate triumphs of a life that looks a lot like yours. Visit www.kindrahall.com for more.
My birthday started out spectacularly. Michael’s first breath was spent shouting HAPPY BIRTHDAY at the top of his lungs before the sun had even peeked above the horizon.
come. I just knew it. That evening, Michael came home from work, his arms filled with grocery bags, a bottle of Pinot Noir, and a box with two of my favorite cupcakes in it. He announced as he set the goods down in the kitchen, “Tonight, in honor of the birth of my beautiful wife, we stay in for dinner. Tonight, we make sushi.” Wow. The next hour was spent drinking wine, cooking rice, shredding carrots and cucumber, cutting avocados, slicing tuna and salmon, spreading rice on seaweed wraps and creating sushi masterpieces. We laughed and played and ate the pieces of raw fish that weren’t suitable for rolling. Once the sushi was made and the soy sauce was properly mixed with ginger and wasabi, we carried our dinner into the living room, onto the coffee table, where we would feast. However, even after all of that, there was still something on my mind and the anticipation was killing me. Before we started eating, I asked in my sweetest voice, “Michael, is it time for me to open my presents?” The pitch of my voice got gradually higher as I spoke and by the word ‘presents’ it was so high only dogs and husbands could hear it. “Aha! Yes! Just one second!” With that, Michael ran back into the kitchen, removed the cupcakes from their box and set them each on the counter. 18 EMMA
He then disappeared with the empty box into the bedroom. He emerged no fewer than thirty seconds later, still holding the cupcake container. He set the box on the coffee table in the living room next to the sushi. “Happy Birthday,” he said with a smile, and I could tell he was proud. I, however, was slightly confused. Even though the dress I tried on was a Size Flu, I still wasn’t sure how it would fit in that tiny little box. Maybe he made a “Dress Treasure Hunt” and this was the first clue that would tell me to go look in the closet. I opened the box. And there it was. The gift Michael had gone back into the mall to get. The gift I had been waiting for all day long…. A casual baseball T-shirt with three-quarter length coral colored sleeves. Price tag included. Hmmm. “Remember?! You said you liked this one,” his face was eager and pleased. “Yes, yes. I remember.” I was trying to remain calm…. “Are there any more presents?” With that second high-pitched question I was holding out hope that he had purchased both the shirt and the dress in honor of (as he had put it) the birth of his beautiful wife. “Now that you mention it” (the angels began singing), “there is
I tried to hide my disappointment, but the rush of tears streaming down my face apparently gave it away. something else.” Michael went back in the kitchen and emerged, for the final time, with the rest of the gifts for my twenty-ninth birthday. Fancy chopsticks with which to eat my homemade sushi. A Japanese fan to keep myself cool as I ate my homemade sushi. A Japanese parasol to hold while I enjoyed my homemade sushi. He was thrilled. I was devastated. I tried to hide my disappointment, but the rush of tears streaming down my face apparently gave it away. When he asked what was wrong, I blubbered something about him not caring about my birthday more than to shove a shirt with a tag in a cupcake box and he hadn’t learned anything from the year before. (Even as I write that statement, I am embarrassed and ashamed.) In the moments that followed, a confused Michael tried to calm his irrational bride. “Kindra,” he said, his voice soft. “You said a birthday is about feeling special. I tried to do that. All day. I’m sorry if I failed.” It was then that I remembered my birthday speech from the year
before; a speech he had remembered. A speech I had apparently forgotten. “A birthday is a day to feel special. A day to celebrate the fact that you are here, that you are you. A day when the ones you love let you know just how much they love you. On my next birthday, I don’t care WHAT you get me, as long as I feel special.”
t has been said in many ways; the good life is not measured in things, but measured in precious moments. Sitting there—a sushi feast before me, a wonderful man beside me—I realized that I had failed myself. Memories from the day scrolled across my mind: The early morning birthday wish, the donut, the rose after rose after rose, the sushi, the wine, the favorite cupcakes, the coral shirt, even the parasol, fan, and chopsticks for a full sushi experience…. He had done exactly as I had asked, exactly as I had always wanted. Dress or no dress, I felt special the whole day through. He had spent the entire day showing me how much he loved me. That is really the best any of us can hope for as we leave one year behind and begin another. “I’m sorry. I’m so sorry,” didn’t seem like enough, but it was all I knew to say. With a wasabi-laced kiss, we put the dress fiasco behind us. We spent the rest of the evening gorging ourselves on the fruits (the fish) of our labor, drinking wine, and whapping each other with my Asian umbrella. Sushi had never tasted so good. That was Monday. On Wednesday, I went back and bought the dress for myself. Happy Birthday to me.
It has been said in many ways; the good life is not measured in things, but in precious moments. Sitting there - a sushi feast before me, a wonderful man beside me - I realized I failed myself.
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DIY KIDâ€™S INSTRUMENTS
Root Beer Maracas
Sand Paper Scrapers
Striped Drum Sticks Photography by Michelle Herrick DIY by Kendra Halterman
With a few household items, Kendra Halterman, music teacher and blogger at My Insanity, shows how to create a variety of DIY instruments for little musicians.
CHAIR MAKE OVER
â€œI bought this chair at Goodwill for $10! It was in pretty rough condition, but it has such a good shape to it. I painted it pistachio and faux dipped the legs white by taping them off and painting them.â€? - Kendra Ardis www.goodlifeblog.org __________________________________________________ Send your home projects to email@example.com, and it may be featured in the next issue! 24 EMMA
Fallon Liles moves confidently around her latest interior, adjusting a silk flower here, rearranging salt and pepper shakers there. She stands back to take in the newest house in Rafterhouse’s lineup of post-war era remodels before pausing to answer a few questions. Rafterhouse typically sells their homes the very week they go on the market, in part thanks to Liles’s simple and classic styling. Emma Magazine’s Alejandra Armstrong sat down with Liles to find out how she makes these homes so irresistible to buyers. A staged home is always better than an empty one, Liles explains, adding, “Sometimes people just need a little help with their imagination.” Here, she shares her top tips for home staging.
AZTEC PILLOWS IKEA
TIPS TO STAGING YOUR HOME
Photography by Erica Velasco Home remodeling by Rafterhouse
SMALL PLANTERS IKEA
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BRIGHT AND CHEERY Open curtains and blinds to add natural light. If there are areas with less natural light, consider adding a lamp or light fixture. NIX THE TV Create spaces where future homeowners can envision entertaining or visiting with family and friends. A conversational seating area gives off a much warmer feeling than a couch facing a TV on the wall.
OPEN WALKWAYS Arrange furniture to create large walkways from room to room. Tight walkways and crowded spaces will give a future buyer the impression that the home is small or poorly laid out. DEFINED SPACES If your home has an awkward area, give it a clear purpose with a desk or sitting area so you donâ€™t leave future homeowners wondering how to utilize it.
DRUM SHADE WEST ELM
TABLE & CHAIRS WORLD MARKET
LESS IS MORE Remember you want to show off the home, not your stuff. Whether it is a crowded countertop, overflowing bookshelf, or wall of trinkets, busyness can be a distraction from your homeâ€™s true potential. Pack away unnecessary items, so buyers can clearly see what your home has to offer.
CURB APPEAL Curb appeal sets the tone of the home, so keep the front of the home freshly landscaped and add a warm touch like a doormat, side table, planter, or bench to welcome prospective buyers. After all, first impressions are lasting impressions.
SIMPLIFY AND NEUTRALIZE Too much color and quirky curiosities may be out of a buyerâ€™s comfort zone making it difficult to imagine living in the house. On the other hand, buyers with more eclectic taste can always picture themselves adding their stamp to a blank canvas. Keep large furniture pieces neutral, while adding hints of texture and color in smaller accessories, like rugs and pillows. Consider repainting brightly colored walls with a soft gray or tan, which will open up the space and give a crisp, clean appearance.
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STORAGE While staging a home, Liles includes baskets when decorating shelves or closets to give off the impression that the house has great storage possibilities. Keep your home clean and organized, showing future homeowners the house has plenty of space and storage.
LA UR EN THO RP
SHOWER CADDY FROM WORLD MARKET
HIGH & LOW Photography by Charity Maurer Styling by Shelly Sazdanoff and GROWop Hair and makeup by Mariana Walters
Known for iconic Native American prints and lightweight wool fabrics, Pendleton’s Portland Collection is a go-to for stylist, Shelly Sazdanoff. However, the muted color palette and expertly woven pieces command a high price point. “The mileage you’ll get out of these pieces really rationalizes the cost” Sazdanoff explains. Mixing high and low priced pieces helps to justify the occasional sartorial splurge, so Sazdanoff demonstrates how to seamlessly blend luxury statement pieces with budget basics for a tailored effortless look.
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SHIRT PENDLETON TIE VINTAGE PANTS LEVIS
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With a gray sky overhead and waves sweeping against California’s shoreline, this blustery beach day begged for a bonfire. Isobel Benesch saw to it. Founder and editor of HoldenOnBaby blog, Benesch explores the beauty and warmth of motherhood sans the toy stores and ball pits. With the belief that parenthood doesn’t have to mean sacrificing glamour, her blog’s photo essays inspire mamas to kick the ordinary up a notch. This beach playdate inspires a simple celebration of the everyday, which may just beat a full-fledged end-of-summer soiree anyway.
Photography by DB Creative Art directed and produced by Isobel Benesch Text by Sarah Hubbell
SWEATER GUINEVERE SWEATER DRESS BUTTONS BRAND
DRESS FIRE LOS ANGELES
BUTTON DOWN OLD NAVY SHIRT BABY GAP JEANS MINI MIOCHE
SWEATER BANANA REPUBLIC BOOTS LULU
BUTTON DOWN ZARA SHIRT BABY GAP PANTS BABY GAP
BONFIRE BURRITO INGREDIENTS bananas a bag of chocolate chips a bag of mini marshmallows
1. Peel the bananas. Using a knife, make a slit down the center, length-wise, to create a pocket in the banana. 2. Stuff chocolate chips and marshmallows inside the banana (we think the more, the better). 3. Wrap the banana in tinfoil, put it on a skewer, and place over the bonfire for about 5 minutes. 4. Carefully remove from the bonfire and allow to cool for a few minutes. Unwrap the tinfoil from around the top of the banana and enjoy! Eat the banana boat as you would a tinfoil-wrapped burrito to save your hands from a mess.
September marks the start of apple picking season. If a day spent eating fresh apples and lounging in the shade of an apple orchard doesnâ€™t sounds blissful enough, cap the evening with a simple dinner party with friends. For dessert? Applie pie, of course.
Photography by Michelle Koechle Photography Styling by Abby Williams
G N I K C I P APPLE Y T R A P AFTER
TRY THIS! Make leafy place cards out of green card stock.
MIX AND MATCH THRIFTED PLATES AND GLASSES FOR A VINTAGE COLLECTED FEEL.
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1/4 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for rolling dough 1 recipe (2 disks) any favorite pie dough recipe. 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 1 lemon) 4 pounds (8 to 10) apples, such as Empire, Granny Smith, Gala, Cortland, Winesap, or a mix 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
Lightly flour a large piece of waxed paper; place a disk of dough in center. Rolling from center outward, form into a 12-inch circle. Transfer dough (with the paper) to a baking sheet. cover and refrigerate. Repeat with second roll of dough. Preheat oven to 450 degrees with a rack set in lowest position. Remove first circle of dough from refrigerator; wrap around rolling pin (discarding paper), and carefully unroll over a 9-inch pie plate. Gently lift edges and lower dough into the pie plate so it hugs bottom and sides. Avoid stretching the dough, which will make it shrink during baking. Refrigerate.
Place lemon juice in a large bowl. Peel, core, and cut apples into 1/4-inch-thick slices; halve crosswise, and add to lemon juice (to keep them from turning brown) as you work. Add sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt; toss to combine.
Remove dough-lined pie plate from refrigerator. Fill with apple mixture, gently packing apples and mounding slightly in center; dot with butter. Lightly brush rim of pie shell with water. Remove remaining circle of dough from refrigerator. Either whole sheet of dough over apples and press along the rim to seal, or cut into strips to create the criss cross pattern. Pinch edges to seal. EMMAMAG.COM 51
ORCHARD GUIDE PARKDALE, OR Kiyokawa Family Orchards
STAATSBURG, NY Breezy Hill Orchard
OAK GLEN, CA Riley’s at Los Rios Rancho
BOSTON, MA Honey Pot Hill Orchards
WILCOX, AZ Apple Annie’s Orchard Farm
WACONIA, MN Deardorff Orchards
BOULDER COUNTY, CO YA YA Farm & Orchard
ZIRCONIA, NC Sky Top Orchard
HOW TO CAN HOMEMADE JAM BLACKBERRY JAM
8 c. blackberries (washed, rinsed then lightly mashed) 1 1⁄2 T. lemon juice 10 cups sugar 1 1⁄2 boxes powdered pectin 1 . In a n empty stock pot , place yo u r lightly mashed berries, l e m o n juice and sugar. Cook a n d st ir on medium- h igh until a rolling boil is reached. 2 . St i r in pec tin and continue b oiling for one minute. 3 . Re move from heat and skim a ny foam from the top.
After at least five minutes, remove jars, rings, and lids with tongs and place on dish towel.
Sterilize. Fill a large stock pot with water. Submerge empty jars, rings and lids. Bring to a boil. These can boil away while you make your jam!
Ladle jam into the hot, sterilized jars, filling until about 1⁄4 inch from thetop and tightly seal. Return filled jars to boiling water.
After boiling for at least ten minutes, remove jars. Listen for the jars to “seal,” meaning the metal lids will compress with a slight “pop!”
Tutorial and recipe by Heather Kinkel Heather is a city girl with a farmer’s heart (and 11 chickens to prove it). She blogs at birdiegirlphotography.blogspot.com. EMMAMAG.COM 55
ARTICHOKES WITH LEMON SRIRACHA AIOLI Artichokes I cup of mayonnaise 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons of Sriracha (depending on how much spice you enjoy) Salt and pepper ARTICHOKE PREPARATION 1. Rinse and trim each artichoke. 2. Place directly into the the slow cooker with the stem down. 3. Between the petals, drizzle olive oil and lemon juice. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. 4. Stuff minced garlic between the petals of each artichoke. 5. Fill crock pot with about 2 inches of water to help steam and set the slow cooker on medium for about 3 hours or until the stem is tender. LEMON SRIRACHA AIOLI Combine ingredients and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve alongside artichoke leaves.
There is nothing easier than letting dinner cook itself while you go about your day. Why stop at dinner, we say! Try these recipes for a crockpot appetizer, dinner, and dessert.
WO N D E R S By Jessica Helgeson Photography by Michelle Herrick
Ai·o·li: 1 just a fancy term for garlicky mayonnaise Sri·ra·cha: 1 hipster ketchup 2 Thai hot sauce
PULLED PORK SLIDERS WITH PICKLED CABBAGE SLAW 3 tablespoons light brown sugar 2 teaspoons paprika 3 teaspoons of cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon ground mustard 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1 3-to-4-pound boneless pork shoulder, trimmed of excess fat 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 3 tablespoons tomato paste Combine 1 tablespoon brown sugar, the paprika, cayenne pepper, ground mustard, cumin, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Rub the spice mixture all over the pork.
Heat up vegetable oil in a large skillet; add the pork and cook, turning, until browned on all sides. Remove the pork and transfer to a plate; whisk 3/4 cup water into the drippings in the skillet. Transfer the liquid to a 5-to-6-quart slow cooker.
Add the vinegar, tomato paste, the remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 2 cups water to the slow cooker and whisk to combine. Add the pork, cover and cook on low, 8 hours.
Remove the pork and transfer to a cutting board. Strain the liquid into a saucepan, bring to a boil and cook until reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Season with salt. Roughly chop the pork and mix in a bowl with 1 cup of the reduced cooking liquid, and salt and vinegar to taste. Serve on toasted slider buns with pickled cabbage slaw and fresh green onion.
*See Quick Tips for pickled cabbage recipe.
APPLESAUCE SPICE CAKE 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/8 teaspoon Kosher salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Powdered sugar for serving 1. Place a piece of parchment paper in the bowl of your slow cooker, letting the excess come up the sides. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt.
2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then the applesauce and vanilla (the mixture will look curdled). Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated. 3. Transfer the batter to the prepared slow cooker and cook, covered, until set and a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 2 to 2 1/2 hours on high. 4. Holding the parchment, transfer the cake to a rack and let cool for at least 15 minutes. Dust with the confectionersâ€™ sugar and serve with whip cream if desired. EMMAMAG.COM 59
HOW-TO PREP AN ARTICHOKE Rinse the artichoke and and cut off the top point. This is called trimming. After the artichoke is cooked, slice down middle and remove the choke. The choke is the "hairy" part in the center. Be sure not to remove the heart! Enjoy each leaf by dipping into lemon butter or an aioli and scraping the "meat" off with your teeth. The hard work pays off when you reach the heart and stem!
HOW-TO MAKE WHIPPED CREAM The trick here is to freeze your metal mixing bowl! This will make your whip cream peak beautifully! Pour 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar into the frozen bowl and mix until peaks form. Do not over mix or it will become lumpy and butter-like.
HOW-TO PICKLE IN UNDER AN HOUR You can use this tip for anything from thinly sliced cucumbers to cabbage. PICKLED CABBAGE SLAW: Slice veggie of your choice with red onions into Âź inch slices and set aside. Warm 1/4 cup white sugar in 1 cup water until dissolved. Let cool. Add cooled simple syrup to 2/3 cup of white distilled vinegar. Add salt and pepper. 1 tsp of your favorite hot sauce. We love Sriracha! Pour marinade over cabbage and onions, cover and let marinade in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Whala!
BOBBI GRADUATING FROM ETSY TO G R O C E RY STO R E S H E LV E S Photography by Erin Milnik Q&A by Alejandra Armstrong
Founder of The Original Mason Bar Company, Bobbi Bankston, sits down for a chat with Emma Magazine and tells how her startup Etsy shop got the attention of shops like Ruche and Whole Foods Marketplace. EMMA Magazine: How did you bring The Original Mason Bar Company to the marketplace? Bobbi Bankston: Etsy! Etsy’s been wonderful. I’ve really enjoyed their platform for small businesses like myself. I put it in my shop and did my best to really connect with other sellers in the Etsy community.
EM: So for someone just starting out in the indie marketplace - use social media and take the leap of faith that would be your two bits of advice? BB: Yeah absolutely! I think you nailed it when you said the leap of faith, because I think that’s where a lot of people get hung up, especially when it doesn’t make sense financially. There is excitement, nerves and reward that come from taking that leap. I would encourage others to let go of that natural fear that comes from the unknown, because that’s when big things happen.
EM: How did you market your idea among the many other products and shops out there on Etsy and the web at large? BB: Well at that time, it was an original idea. There wasn’t any other mason jar tumbler lid on the market at all. So, I think that definitely had advantages, because I didn’t have any competition. It was just plowing the way for the idea to really take root and take off. It took three months, I want to say, before I knew it was a niche - something that would grow into something bigger. I also used Facebook, consistently plugging myself into the community there and on Etsy.
EM: How are you able to fill your large orders? BB: Well, a lot of hard work and a lot of hours in the office! I have great support here from friends. Last Christmas, I had hundreds and hundreds of orders that had to go out within a couple of days’ time. I called up some friends, and we just busted it out and turned my whole living room, dinning room, and kitchen into a production line. It was awesome! I was exhausted, but they helped me do it, and we sent everything out on time. I do have a couple of employees that help my run the business and the orders, but when it comes to something
really large, I rally the troops. I get my girls together and we have a good time with it. EM: That sounds look a fun party! BB: It is! It actually is! EM: Where do you save and where do you splurge? BB: Oh! That’s a good question! Let me think about it... I think I do my best to save money on shipping materials. That’s something I’ve learned the hard way. Just doing research to find the best price for boxes, bubble wrap and packing paper, and all that. It can get very costly, so I shopped around. We use the United States Postal Service a lot and they actually offer their free boxes for priority mall, so almost all of our shipments go out priority mall, which is two to three days. It’s great. It gets to the costumer fast, and we don’t actually pay for the box itself. EM: And splurging? BB: I’m not very good at splurging! Manufacturing costs are a big expense and my biggest splurge. We used to [make lids] by hand and use rubber garments, and now we manufacture through someone local for the BP-free EMMAMAG.COM 67
plastic version of the tumbler lids. I wouldn’t necessarily call it a splurge, but I think it’s an investment here that’s been really exciting. EM: And just for fun, what about personal life? BB: Savings? Easy. I think clothing. I am a huge thrifter. I thrift most of my clothing and love finding special retro pieces. And splurging? Oh goodness! Um... I told you I’m bad at this part! Maybe coffee or makeup. Yeah, I am a makeup girl, so I usually will always splurge on my makeup.
EM: What’s your favorite
thing to fill your Mason Jar tumbler with? BB: Well, I’m terrible at drinking water. It’s bad. I find it’s helpful if I make it pretty and taste better. Usually that means water with lemon and mint, I’ll even put some lavender in it from the front yard, or frozen fruit. And always iced coffee. I love my espresso machine- it’s so easy! In fact that’s what I was doing when you called - making some iced coffee. EM: Any future plans? BB: We’re actually moving into a warehouse and office space on September 1, which is so exciting! It’s going to be amazing!
I’ll have lots of space and an actual office. Also, I was officially invited to join the Whole Foods Market family last month, and we’ve been working on processing all of our paperwork and going through the application process to get our mason jar tumbler lids into Northern California Whole Foods stores. I’m a huge fan of theirs, so to be a part of that family is very rewarding.
SHORTCRUST PASTRY INGREDIENTS: 2 3/4 cups flour 1 1/4 cups sugar mixed berries 2 eggs 1 cup of oil a sachet of baking powder lemon peel
Sift the flour into a large bowl, add the eggs and the sugar, then mix everything.
Stir in the cup of oil and the baking powder, add the zest of one lemon peel and knead the dough until it reaches a proper consistency.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Working on a clean surface, roll the pastry dough into a circle, cut it and flatten into small disks to fit small tart molds.
Pop crusts in oven for 3-5 minutes. Remove and add berries. Put back in oven until mini tarts are golden, about 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
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