To Make: Combine all ingredients except apple cider vinegar in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Once a simmer is reached, lower heat and continue to simmer for an additional 10 mins. Remove from heat and let cool. Pour mixture into a quart-sized glass jar and add 1 C of cider vinegar. Shake and let sit at room temperature for 2 days. To use, simply strain the mixture and enjoy!
'Tis the season for pomegranate and my body has definitely been craving it. I love this juicy, superfruit. I used to be deterred by the process of pulling out all the pomegranate seeds but now I thoroughly enjoy it. It gives me a chance to handle the food and contemplate what a perfect whole food it is and how lucky I am to be eating it. It's one of the highest antioxidant fruits, great for lowering blood pressure and is thought to help relieve depression. I'll take it! On a salad, in a smoothie, in a chocolate bar, whole....any way I can get it! I made a delicious lunch today with pomegranate and can't help but share it, it was so beautiful and yummy! Here it is:
1 cup steamed broccoli
1 cup chickpeas, rinsed
2 tbs pomegranate seeds
2 tbs hemp seeds
Place the broccoli in a pot and steam it for 5-7 minutes. Meanwhile, drain your canned (organic if possible) chickpeas and place about a cup of that into a bowl. When broccoli is done (you can easily pierce a knife through the stems) place in bowl with chickpeas. Sprinkle pomegranate and hemp seeds and drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar to your liking. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on top. Voila! This meal will leave you feeling nourished and satisfied I hope. If you want to get really crazy, sprinkle some cacao nibs on there too! Let me know how it turns out!
We are opening up in Edgartown this weekend in honor of Pink & Green weekend and Mother's Day. We've teamed up with our pals, Stefanie Wolf, of Stefanie Wolf Designs, and Emily Coulter of Morrice Florist to make Mom an island handmade Mother's Day Gift! We will be giving away one of these beauties on Sunday, Mother's Day. They will also be available for sale - just $60 (twenty percent off retail value) at our shop. Just come and visit either one of our shops (Not Your Sugar Mamas - Edgartown, or Stefanie Wolf Designs) for a chance to win the giveaway!
The giveaway includes Not Your Sugar Mamas BE KOOKIE chocolate chip cookies, and your choice of chocolate bar, a tile bracelet from Stefanie Wolf Designs and a bouquet of flowers & vase from Morrice Florist. Enter to win by stopping by either NYSM Edgartown or Stefanie Wolf Designs. No Purchase Necessary. Names will be draw on Sunday around noon! Retail Value is $80! (We will also be selling these gift sets for $60, 25% off retail value)
Stefanie Wolf, has just moved her operation to Edgartown too, so we are so excited to be neighbors! Her tile bracelet's are one of her signature pieces, and this bracelet pictured is called the "South Beach," and has fitting pink & green tiles - but you can choose any tile combination at her shop. Located just above Boucle (12 North Water Street), across from the Mad Martha's.
Emily Coulter, is a wedding planner/designer, is the new business owner of Morrice Florist in Vineyard Haven. She donated this beautiful pink and white bouquet, complete with this adorable "milk jar" vase that Mom can reuse over and over! We will also have these vases & bouquets available for purchase this weekend at our shop in Edgartown for $15.
And whats better? These two ladies are celebrating Mother's Day as well! Super moms to a lovely bunch of girls!
Chocolate + Jewelry + Flowers = perfect Mother's Day gift! Feel free to swing by our shops to mix and match your own creations this weekend too. Not Your Sugar Mamas will be sampling our chocolate (just in case you haven't tried it yet) and will have our NEW truffles out!
We look forward to seeing you this weekend!
Edgartown (32 Winter Street, next to Humphrey's Bakery): Friday-Sunday 10-5. We will be open weekends in May and our full schedule, 7 days a week starts in June
Vineyard Haven (79 Beach Road, Unit 15): Opening this Wednesday, 10-5 and hours for the summer will be Monday - Saturday 10-5.
Many thanks in advance for your support of local, handmade, and women-owned businesses!