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March 2017

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Easter

EASY Easter treats to make with kids

Today we are showing you some very easy and fun Easter crafts to do with the kids.  Check out Fox13 The Place today at 1:00 to see these fun activities and how to do them.  Visit our shop for darling Easter printable tags and other printable downloads. Click on all the highlight items below to see the products we used for each activity.

Chocolate dipped bunny Oreos

These edible watercolor markers are so fun for kids to decorate all their fun projects.  Click HERE for the fine tip markers and HERE for the bigger tip markers.  We bought both and love them.

Rice Krispy Dipped Eggs

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Recipes, Restaurants, Specialty Shops

You KNEAD a Kneaders pastry

This past week we had the opportunity to take a pastry class from none other than Monica Kate, executive head pastry chef for Kneaders Bakery & Cafe.

We met up with some of our blogger friends and had a super fun group there as we attempted to learn to make delicious puff pastry.  The best part is that they have allowed us to share their own recipe with all of our Salt Sky friends!

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Here are some fun facts about Kneaders and why we love them:

Kneaders is celebrating 20 years in business; they started with a small store in Orem and have grown to 57 stores in 6 states.

They are a “from scratch bakery” and make 42 different types of pastries daily by starting as early as 4:00 am.

Their kitchen’s high sanitation standards are impressive, everything is sanitized every 2 hours!

When we were there, the bread chef had 400 pounds of dough rising.  Some days they make up to 1000 pounds.  You better believe that they sell out of their delicious bread daily.

We love that this very successful business was started by a husband and wife team with a dream.

HAPPY 20TH BIRTHDAY TO ALL OUR FRIENDS AT KNEADERS!

Visit them today and you will see for yourself why they are so unique and create such wonderful food.

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PATE A CHOUX (pronounced Pat a Shoe)

Kneaders Puff Pastry recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup water

1 cup milk

1 cup butter

1 tsp. sugar

1 tsp. salt

1 ¼ cup flour

10 eggs whisked

Directions:

  1. Bring water, milk, butter, sugar, and salt to a boil.
  2. Whisk in flour and once incorporated stir with a spatula for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Pour mixture into a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and add the whisked eggs gradually. You may not use all the eggs. Pull the paddle out and if the batter makes a “v” you are ready.
  4. Pipe onto a parchment lined sheet tray.
  5. Bake at 345 degrees for about 20-30 minutes, opening the oven (for about 10 seconds) to let out excess steam after you see the product rise and start to sweat.
  6. After pastry had cooled, cut in half. The center should be hallow.
  7. Fill with whipped cream or lemon curd.

You may also dip or drizzle with chocolate ganache.

Basic Ganache recipe

Chocolate 300g

Cream 300g

Directions:

  1. Heat the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl until it is about half melted.
  2. Heat the cream on the stove until it just comes to a boil.
  3. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and allow to sit for a moment.
  4. Whisk cream until chocolate and cream are fully emulsified and glossy.

Happy baking!

(Photos by Kneaders) Check out our Instagram for a cute movie they made as well!

 

 

Halo Top ice cream, guilt free sweets
Specialty Shops

Guilt Free Ice Cream, yes please!

Eating healthy generally takes away everything we like and two things we can’t live without… sweets and bread.  We tried giving up sweets and that lasted less than 24 hours so we started thinking of smarter sweet choices because life is to be enjoyed, right?

Well it was like angels singing when Halo Top Creamery sent us their fabulous ice cream to try.  Halo Top ice cream is only around 250 calories for the ENTIRE pint!  Halo Top has less fat, less carbs, more protein and less calories than most ice cream out there.  (Click HERE to see how they compare) With all that being said, the taste is still SO amazing.  It’s a guilt free dessert.

Halo Top ice cream, guilt free sweets

Halo Top says:  “We use organic stevia. Stevia is a plant native to Paraguay that’s been used to sweeten foods and beverages for more than 200 years. And, because it’s so tasty, we use it as a sugar replacement. We also use Erythritol, which though it has a rather scientific-sounding name, is actually another all-natural sweetener found in fruits like pears and grapes. Though it’s technically a sugar alcohol, it’s unlike the others because erythritol doesn’t affect blood glucose or cause bloating.”

We highly recommend trying it out for yourself and if you want to try our favorite…eat the strawberry and chocolate together, delicious!  Click HERE to find out where to purchase Halo Top and tell us what you think.

Enjoy!

SALT SKY

Baby animal season at this is the place heritage park!
Community Event

Baby animal season at This is the Place Heritage Park

When: March 23-May 27
Admission: $12.95/adults, $10.95/seniors 65+, $8.95/children 3-11, FREE children 2 and under or those with season passes
Hours: 10:00 am-5:00 pm (baby animals not available Sundays)
Discount: Mention SALT SKY when purchasing tickets for $2 off EACH admission!

Nothing says spring quite like newborn baby animals. All the soft, fluffy and cuddly animals at This is the Place is a great way  to get in the spring spirit. Baby animal season will have little piggies, lambs, goats, ducks, chicks, baby quail, puppies and other adorable farm animals.  Ride the train, pan for gold, play games, make crafts and visit the shops.

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We took our family to see these darling babies and we were in heaven. We can’t wait to head back again this season for all the festivities. This is the Place is giving 3 of our followers each 2 tickets to the park.  To enter, see our post on Instagram, @saltskyutah.

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This is a MUST do this spring!

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Gift Ideas, Gifts

Keep these on hand and make someone’s day

Today we had a blast putting together some gift ideas with the new tags from our Etsy shop.  Here is a sample of what you can do with them, and having them on hand makes it easy, you will not have to stress out when you need a thoughtful and quick gift.  These are just ideas, you can use these tags on any kind of treat!

Each digital download tag is $5 and once you purchase it, it’s yours to print as many as you want!

Click here to see the actual tags and remember that the watermark will be removed when it’s emailed to you.

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HAPPY TREATS my favorite tag and can be given to anyone to brighten their day.

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COMFORT SWEETS encouragement tag.

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WORKPLACE ANTIDOTE will put a smile on a co-worker’s face.

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GET WELL SOON is a must to have on hand.

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NEW MOM BOOST is the perfect tag for any kind of candy or chocolates.

The birthday tags are the most used throughout the year!

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Check out our Etsy shop often as we add home decor images, tags and inspirational quotes weekly.

Our tags are available to purchase for personal use only, however, if you are interested in having them in your shop or any other commercial use, please contact us and we will send you our wholesale information.  saltskyutah@gmail.com

 

Think outside, no box required
The Home

Think Outside, No Box Required

When springtime warms the air and our thoughts turn to planting, it’s time to dig in the dirt. For starters I purchased some fragrant lavender topiaries for my front porch, I have to smell them every time I walk by.

I also found some great garden accessories that are sure to beckon you outside!

Best part, they are shipped right to your door.

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The Vremi 9 piece Garden Tool Set includes everything you need to get started.

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A favorite, the Crenova Spray Nozzle makes watering your flower pots easy and fun.

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The Gorilla Cart makes any job in the garden easier.  Great gift for dad too!

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For some serious comfort while weeding or planting, how about the GardenHome 7 piece Garden Tool Set which includes a stool!

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And my all time favorite.  The two-way hose connector splitter.  I love it because I can have a short hose for the pots on my porch and a long hose for the front lawn flower beds.  That way I don’t have to roll up the long hose every time I water.

Happy planting to all.  May your flowers bloom to perfection and your vegetables taste ever so yummy!

Salt Sky birthday cake
Birthdays

And then there was cake

When your day ends with a cake this beautiful it’s a perfect day.

Made by Brittany with the help of some little girls who wanted to make chocolate petals but soon discovered that eating them was more fun.

The details

So many little details. I just loved them.

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I didn’t want to cut it because it was simply too pretty.

Delicious coconut cake

Thanks for making this day special wonderful family! And a special thank you to all of you for the sweet birthday wishes on Instagram.

 

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For Kicks & Giggles

It’s March y’all

It’s March and we are celebrating all things green. Our friend Jill Reese shared this fun idea, it’s inexpensive and the kids will love it. Our little leprechauns sure did!

Limited edition green Lucky Charms cereal $2.50 at Target.

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They are going fast so get there soon.

This cute tag is available to download on our Etsy shop (will not have watermark) Click here.  Add it to any gift or treat and make someone’s day.

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Baby, Specialty Shops

Addie & Jack

Online Shop: Addie & Jack
Social Media: @addieandjackbundles
Giveaway: FREE bundle Stork Set, details below
Deal: 15% off your online purchase, code SALT15 at checkout, valid now-3/10/17

We love everything about babies and this week we are excited to feature the super adorable Addie & Jack.  They have taken baby and mama favorites and combined them in bundles called Stork Sets.  These bundles include swaddle blankets with THE cutest prints and 1-2 accessories; baby moccasins, hat, hair bow or toy.

These little bundles take the guess work out of gift giving for new moms.  And how cute would these be for grandma to have at her house when grand babies visits?  Too sweet.

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As if the look wasn’t the best part, you’ll love their prices as well.  Addie & Jack is giving one of our followers a stork set!  To enter, visit our Instagram.  Plus, ALL of our followers will receive 15% off any purchase at Addie & Jack when you use the online code, SALT15 at checkout.  Click here to get shopping! Offer expires March 10, 2017.

Salt Sky supports small business, join us in helping to grow our local economy by visiting the businesses we feature.