Thursday, February 16, 2017

Two Hearts Beat as One Gluten Free Zucchini Pie

It's February the Month of Love!
~Any excuse to use my heart shape molds in the kitchen~
So, let's make Zucchini pie! Even better, let's make two!



Two Zucchini Hearts Beat as One from Lisa Dolan on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

A Glimpse into Soap Making in Brooklyn!

A Glimpse into Soap Making in Brooklyn!
I was invited by my friend Jo Anne from Peony Rose Botanicals to join in on her soap making class this weekend. Many steps go into soap making, more than you realize! 

Check out the video below:

A Glimpse Into Soap Making in Brooklyn 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Pre-Valentine's Day Gluten Free Lunch

Decided to take a "snow day" and rest. We have been working seven days a weeks since Thanksgiving! As they say, "It goes with the territory." That's what happens when you are a small business owner, but never mind that! So a late lunch it is...let's make it special xo.

 
Pre-Valentine's Day Gluten Free Lunch from Lisa Dolan on Vimeo.

Super Bowl Sunday Gluten Free Food Prep ~ Hail Rosemary!


It's Super Bowl Sunday and my husband and I had decided to start our food prep a little early and test out our new FoodSaver machine. 
I hope you have as much fun watching this "video story" of how our night progressed...and on and on...and on...it was a very long night. But as we are determined and yes, stubborn individuals we made it happen. Lisa :)



Super Bowl Sunday Food Prep! from Lisa Dolan on Vimeo.


Friday, February 3, 2017

Gluten Free Baked Apples when No Pies are Allowed!






Its in the middle of winter and the groundhog saw his shadow. So that means it's time for tasty winter treats. My favorite...baked apples. Not only does it taste great but the added aroma through out the house is a bonus.






For this recipe you need the following:

Three Apples - I use red delicious
Olive Oil for Dairy Free Option and Goat Butter for Lactose Intolerant.
I used Meyenberg Goat Milk Butter
Simply Organic Cinnamon
Simply Organic Nutmeg
Morton and Bassett Organic Vanilla Extract 

Peel, and core all the apples. You can take all your frustrations of the day out on those poor apples. Don't worry they won't feel a thing!

video


Grease the pan with the olive oil or goat butter. I have to tell you I have been dairy free for a long time and just introduced sheep and goat dairy into my diet. The goat butter (when you haven't had it in a while) is like filet mignon!!
Now get over the butter dreams in your head and add the apples.
Pour one tablespoon over the apple slices. 
Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.
Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

A Beautiful Smelly Mess!


Serve hot over unsweetened coconut yogurt. I love the brand "So Delicious!"
Enjoy! I know I will :)






Thursday, February 2, 2017

No martini for me!

It's February and I just can't get the news straight on how many weeks left until Spring. Punxsutawney Phil predicts 6 more weeks of winter while Staten Island Chuck says Spring will be here before we know it. 

I'm home from the shop drinking my nightly detox tea wishing it was a Martini like our beloved groundhog pictured above. Long story short, I'm allergic to toxins and alcohol is a toxin. So on with my herbal tea. Cheers!


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

How to Make Your Own Love Potion!

How to Make Your Own Love Potion Workshop
I decided to change things up a bit in the shop. ~Detox from all the influences effecting our lives by taking a break with a little magic! OOOooo Who doesn't like a little magic?

The workshop will be held on two different dates: Feb 4th and Feb 13th. Here is the link to purchase a ticket. We need to know how many gift bags to make!

"Bespoke Me” Workshop at Lee Lee’s Valise ~Purchase your ticket for $60. There will be things you learn and learn about yourself. Giveaways, raffles, refreshments and store discounts especially for you! Come with a group or your best friend. Just plan on having a few laughs!

Choose your intention in the creation of a personalized natural “love potion” that will allow you to attract, enhance or release the love that is right beyond your reach. This is not a potion to drink but rather a scent to put you on the right path...

This workshop will guide you in creating a unique botanical formula based on your choice. Our goal is for you is to manifest your Valentine’s Day intention. It’s a tool. It may smell pretty but it’s charged with power!

You will receive all the ingredients and instructions for your enchantment. With No guarantees lol