Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Scarlet Threads cookbook swap!

I know you've seen this photo before, because I've posted it, but it's a picture of just some of my many, many cookbooks!

(pre-move, by the way- this is no longer my kitchen!)

I posted it yesterday in Scarlet Threads blog, as we are hosting a cookbook swap!

This photo doesn't even show all of my cookbooks! There are a lot more that you can't see, off to the left on other shelves and such! They range from all sorts of types, from international to baking to southern cooking. I love having them, but I will admit that I don't use them all as often as I should. There are some I use regularly, but there are others that I've never used. Awful, so awful, I know! I'm sure though, that I'm not the only one who doesn't always use all of her cookbooks, right?

This is where I thought of hosting a cookbook swap! We can trade a few cookbooks that we don't use, and then get a few in return that we will! Here's the idea. Leave us a comment and say that you'd like to participate. In a week or so, depending on the number of comments, we will end sign-ups and then partner people up. We will email you your partner's information and then then the two of you can discuss what you like, what you don't, etc and exchange addresses. Each pair will swap a cookbook, more if you'd like, but one minimum. Please don't go out and buy anything, take something from your shelf that hasn't had much use by you, but that your partner will love and use!

How does this sound? Make sense? Ask any questions, of course, and we will answer them as best we can! Also, please share this post on your own blog/twitter/facebook, etc! We'd love to have lots of people participating, as more people makes it more fun!

Want to join the fun? Go HERE and sign up!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

every chick should have....

I saw this in a book and thought it was cute....

Every chick should have~~~~

*luxurious hand lotion next to her kitchen sink

*a stereo in the kitchen to play tunes that inspire, calm and cheer

*at least one delicious frozen entree in the freezer---for afternoons or evenings too fun to stand in front of the stove

*a well-worn recipe card with a favorite family dish from a grandmother or other cherished relative

*pictures of family and friends on the refrigerator door

*someone to call if you get into a culinary fix

*a hidden box or bag of some wonderful junk food

*a signature specialty that you can whip up with one arm tied behind your back

*something distinctly "you" in your kitchen--- a frilly apron, an oven mitt, or a trivet from a memorable trip

*a beautiful bottle or tin of something deliciously refined and gourmet--- like a limited-run, estate-bottled olive oil or balsamic vinegar, or English tea biscuits in a vintage tin

*a neighbor who will lend you an emergency cup of sugar or an egg

So, how many of these things do you have???

Friday, June 17, 2011


Do you read the blog We are Not Martha? Sues and Chels are two girls in Boston and their blog is filled with some of the best recipes you've ever seen. One of my favorites, the strawberry shortcake cookies, came from them! It is now one of my go-to summer recipes, though I make it year-round, because they're so delicious!

Well, Sues and Chels were so gracious and are hosting a giveaway with Scarlet Threads! Hop on over, read and try their recipe for lemony summer risotto, and take a chance at winning a gorgeous Daphne apron!

Also, Scarlet Threads will be hosting a cookbook swap! Go here and see a photo of Steve in an apron, and sign up to swap with us!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

cute up!

Are you following Scarlet Threads on twitter? If so, did you see this tweet?
@ScarletThreadFT We're offering 39% off in our #fairtrade shop. Use the code "thriftythursday" http://bit.ly/5lKZbz #fairtrade #coupon #SALE Today only!
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39% off! 39 new facebook likes! Was one of them you? Did you read this post of mine?
Do you need an apron? Quick, go buy one with this amazing discount, today only!

We started with 3200 fans and this morning we had 3239!

Ergo, today is a 39% One-Day Sale!

Enter the code "thriftythursday" at checkout and you will receive 39% off your entire purchase in our shop.

Just think: Mattie May (our most popular style) is now $26.84.

And, I must say that is an absolute STEAL. A STEAL!

Daphne is now only $17.08!!!!

They'll certainly cute up your kitchen!