A Message From Our Founder:
In May, we celebrate Mother's Day. For some, it is a day of celebrating and pampering mom or if you're a mom, being pampered. For others, it's a day of remembrance. Sarah of Celebration Time remembers her mom and shares how she developed her recipe in this month's newsletter. I remember my mom as the remarkable woman who always taught me to take care of myself and help others along the way. She was an amazing woman who is greatly missed by many.
This photo shows three generations of my family including my mother (back row 2nd to left), my grandmother (in front row with me) and my three sisters around 1980.
Meet a Maker
by Sara DeStefano
Celebration Time Dressing, Dip & Marinade
My mother has always been an inspiration to me and Celebration Time Dressing, Dip, & Marinade is named after an expression she always told us:
"Surround yourself with people who CELEBRATE you, not tolerate you." She was a lifelong cook and wonderful entertainer, always quick to offer guests
something to eat, even when that meant pulling things from the pantry, fridge, and garden to make something fresh. She celebrated every day and
all were welcome in our home, including neighbors, family, friends, and strangers. Any day was an occasion for her to break out the good dishes to make our family and guests feel special. In honor of this legacy, I make my product with the hope that those who try it will celebrate every day, even if that means just throwing together a quick salad on a Tuesday.
This photo was taken of my mother and me on school picture day, two years before I attended the same grade school where she taught kindergarten for 37 years.
Recipe: Heidi Moore Honey - Bee-Loved
Honey Mint Sparkling Julep
recipe by Heidi Moore
I make these for my kids without the liquor and for my mom with! Everyone loves them!
1 cup packed clean mint leaves, fresh from the garden
2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup Bee-Loved Honey
Bourbon optional (2.5 oz. per drink)
Plain cold seltzer water
Shaved ice or ice cubes (optional)
With heat off, add mint to the water. Put on lid and allow mint to steep for 15-20 mins. Pour
through a colander, capturing the mint-water and squeezing out the water from the mint.
Add the honey to the mint-water and stir. This is your mint-honey syrup. You can put it in the
refrigerator to get cold or use right away. Add 1/4 cup of the syrup to a short glass with the
shaved ice or ice cubes. If you want the bourbon, add it now. Top off glass with cold seltzer water, add a couple of fresh mint leaves. Enjoy!
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