Wednesday, December 10, 2008
See you on January 2!
We hope that you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
We thought it was so fun that these two wonderful ladies, Nell Pierce and Gwen Miller, decided to pay us a visit after reading about us and our French Macaroons here on our blog. They are standing in front of our Baked Goods vintage cart and trying hard not to nibble on the macaroon samples that are out! We thought they were a delight to have come see us and we say thank you! We also hope that they enjoyed the Macaroons!
I can't believe it's been a month since my last post. We came back from our lovely vacation to a month like we've never seen! We are so thankful, but our little feet are tired! The photos above are from a couple of showers that we held during July. Like always, we had wonderful customers who continue to confirm our initial intent for our business. Of course, our direction has changed somewhat, but serving others and providing a pleasant, peaceful environment is our basis for survival so far. The "Thank You" notes that we receive are so nice and we thank you right back!
Macaroon Update!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, these delicious, delightful, dandy chocolate treats are to die for! We have quite a few flavors now and so far everyone is loving them. All of the flavors will be available on Saturdays with the exception of the last three. They are more limited editions and will available at different times.
Our list of flavors include the following:
- Dark Chocolate with Chocolate Ganache
- Dark Chocolate with Sweet Almond Black Cherry Ganache
- Dark Chocolate with Peanut Butter Ganache
- Dark Chocolate with Cinnamon Ganache
- Lemon Cream
- Strawberry Cream
- Orange Cream
Monday, June 23, 2008
p.s. If you would like to see where we are headed, please go to http://www.sandestin.com/. We will also visit the following towns:
The panhandle of Florida is our own little piece of paradise!
I've had great intentions to get a feature on Harney Tea uploaded and have not had a chance to do so. I will say that they (Harney & Sons) have a terrific website loaded with great information. We do carry many of their teas, but have not ventured to carry all of them. There are too many! ha
We are headed in a direction to start carrying many more teas and develop a tea tasting schedule for our customers. We may even create some tea tasting classes. Like always, we have many ideas to follow through with, but only so much time to do it in. Fortunately, we are very busy with lunches, tea parties and inventory control for the gift shop.
In the meantime, please go to www.harneytea.com and take a look at their selection. Let us know if there is something you are interested in and we'll see if we have it for you.
We will have a few features coming up regarding Tea Cards, Bella Dio Designer Jewelry and our European Soap Lines. Until then, keep pouring the Earl Gray and sipping the Pekoe!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
We have some really fun things planned for this fall....so stay tuned for a couple of fun announcements. I'll be giving you a few "save the dates" very soon! Until next time...have a great day and I'll be back in a couple of days with a feature about Harney Tea.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Just remember SCONES! The biggest word in our vocabulary is....SCONES! If you are interested in purchasing, please give us a call at 317-770-8322. We promise they will taste just like fresh out of the oven if you follow our heating instructions. You won't be sorry!
Thank you Gabreial for your kind words and we look forward to linking up with you even more!
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
I must say that we have been so very very lucky to meet such wonderful people in the media willing to really work with us to create an article, a video, or some format of free press. We could not ask for more. We are so so thankful!
I will be writing more a week from today with photographs also of our Mother's Day High Tea that will be held on Saturday. We have 44 people scheduled...now, that's a full house! So exciting.
For now, have a great week and we'll see you on the other side!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
When Connie, my mother, was pregnant with me, she was given this recipe at one of her baby showers. As a child, these cookies were made only during special times, especially the holidays. The Vanilla cookie is the original recipe and about 12 years ago we developed the chocolate recipe....which I might add knocked our socks off! It was also at that time that I began a teenie tiny business making scones, cookies and any other treats people asked for. I found that a slang term in England for scones is "Fat Rascal". There in lies the name of my business: Fat Rascal Confections. It was a fun name that people always mixed up, but none the less, they remembered me. I would walk into offices and people would stand up in their cubicles and give a hoot, "Where are those Fat Rascals?!". The cookies became a hit and the name of Fat Rascal just stuck. Who am I to change a good thing! At the tea parlor though, our scones are being eaten as fast as we can make them. We are amazed at how many times a week we are having to make them.
My Mom is the scone making champ! However, I think everything she bakes tastes wonderful! I have such fond memories of she and I making cookies in the kitchen and visiting the local grocery store to get all of the ingredients. My favorite thing to this day is to be in the kitchen or grocery store with her. I suppose she is tired of those things since that is all she has done all her life, but she has the most natural God given gift of making those around her feel good. I hope every day that I have inherited that trait.
You might be wondering if we'll share the recipe, but I'll tell you what I tell everyone else..."Ancient Chinese Secret". Sorry!
Until next time...