Kitchen time… Fall Sale

Fall Sale for cooking fun

Fall’s cool weather seems to bring out my domestic side; cooking and baking are more fun this time of year.

Of you share my urge to get into the kitchen, Inner Oasis’ Fall Sale is the place to begin.

Lekué Bread Maker

Imagine the smell of home-made bread permeating the air as the kids come home from school.  You can do it easily and quickly with Lekué’s Bread Maker.  It’s a silicone bowl to mix in, knead in, and bake in (Silicone takes temps up to 425 degrees).

Hints from my kitchen:  I lowered the oven rack by one.  And for white breads, I open the top the last 10 minutes for a darker crust.  Delicious!

Lekué Bread Maker NOW $17.56!

Dinner?  Lekué’s pasta cooker is a gem.  Use any type of pasta,cover with water, pop into the microwave.  Turn the lid over (lift away from you to avoid the steam) and drain.. then serve in the same bowl you cooked in… Dishwasher safe.

Pasta Sale

The Lekué Pasta Cooker is now on sale  – Was $39.95 NOW 29.95!  Buy one and get a free pasta claw (also a measure).

Dog Days of Summer Sale!

Stock up during or Dog Days of Summer Sale

August – The Dog Days of Summer Sale!

Inner Oasis is holding their annual Dog Days of Summer Sale through the month of August  – as supplies last!

 

Solmate Socks, Mismatched with Care

25% OFF ALL SOLMATE SOCKS: We love our Solmate Socks, but it’s time to clean house. We’re clearing out the all Solmate socks so we can start the fall with fresh supplies and new colors.  Shop today.

 

Lekué’s deep steamer

It’s hot.. .who wants to cook? You can prepare healthy meals for your family easily, and quickly with Lekué’s silicone cookware.  Our steamers are all 25 % off :  Deep steamers large and small, regular steamers large

Lekué’s Corn Cooker

and small and the corn cooker.  Take advantage of all the wonderful fresh vegetables available in this area.  Microwave cooking is fast  so less vitamins are lost.. steaming is looses

less vitamins than any other form of cooking. Shop today!

 

Silcione Lids – a joy to all chefs and cooks

Charles Viancin’s Silicone Lids stick to glass, plastic, metal, wood and porcelain.  Use them in the frig, freezer, microwave, oven (up to 428 degrees) and on the stove top.  Great for picnics.  All floral lids now on sale at 25 % off.  

 

New Products from the Clever Brits

Kitchen Gadgets to make your life fun and easy

Thanks to your recommendation, Inner Oasis has just unpacked and shelved a group of cute, clever and well-priced kitchen gadgets from New Soda in Great Britian.

The Sinkstation from New Soda

The Sinkstation – a food preparation Colander, fits nicely into any rectangular sink allowing water to flow through while catching peelings, seeds, stems, or the blueberry escaping from your hands as you work.

 

Bit Pots are stack-able pots that fit in the shelf of your frig.

Stackable bit pots fit on your frig shelf

Great for those to take lunches to school or work.   Talk about space saving and clever!  Warning:  Don’t try to carry liquids in these  and no microwaving, Please.

Is the print on those directions (or contents) getting smaller and smaller?

Frig Magnet – within easy reach

We’e got the perfect answer.  New Soda’s Frig Magnet.  Two magnets on the back of the handle hold it on the side of you frig within easy reach.  2 x optical magnification, 4 x effective magnification.  Wipe clean with a damp cloth – no dishwasher on this one.

Herb Scissors right in the pot and waiting.

Spring is on the way – here’s a bright idea for those who like to grow their own herbs.  The Love Herb (herb scissors) slide into a case that goes right in to the pot beside the herb you are cutting. Take it to the sink with you to wash the herbs and use the stripper in the handle.  Wipe scissor blades with clean damp cloth before putting your Love Herbs back into the pot.

The Just So measures one serving of speghetti

Never sure how much spaghetti or rice to cook?  New Soda’s Just So is the answer. Weighted to it won’t tip over, the Just So holds 1/2 cup of rice in the base or one serving of spaghetti in the top.  When it’s not busy measuring, it’s a bright colored, clever way to hold items you’ll need in a  hurry. Right now mine is holding those pills I have to take before I go to bed tonight.  I won’t forget this time!

The Just Sop measures 1/2 cup of rice equaling 1 cup of cooked rice.

Change of Seasons

Well, I had started a blog to post about the upcoming eclipse, but I didn’t finish it.

So here we are, riding that eclipse energy of change right up to the change of seasons and the upcoming Autumnal Equinox.  “The equinox occurs on Friday Sept. 22nd at 1:02 pm (West Coast).  The sun will rise and set exactly in the east and west.  It will move in a laser-straight line across the sky. It’s a time of precision and a good time to contemplate the idea of equality.”*

Fall has always been my favorite season.  The changing colors are glorious!  The busy-ness of summer slows down, the very air smells different and turns cool and crisp, the harvest of the gardens, fields and orchards comes to a celebratory finish.

Our energies shift as well.  We begin to turn inwards, we start to think of cozy places indoors and lovely warm foods – soups, stews, baked apples, warm bread.

In the shop we have a versatile Food Mill and a Vegetable Chopper to help with your preserving and cooking.  Some wonderful Gardener’s Salve to refresh your hands after harvesting or cleaning up your yard.  And beautiful stone or salt candle holders to warm your home.

Welcome Autumn!

 

*from This Week’s Amazing Sky in the Farmer’s Almanac.

 

 

 

Have you heard of ChicWrap?

Let Us Introduce You!

ChicWrap is professional grade Parchment Paper, Plastic Wrap and Foil.  Each roll comes  in it’s own refillable dispenser that is made to sit right on your counter, as well as fitting in a drawer!

 

Each roll includes a starter-edge to initially insert through the slot in the dispenser.  Four rubber feet are attached to the bottom of the box for stability.  The box is reusable.  And Yes, we carry the individual rolls for refills.

Professional Grade Plastic Wrap, Foil and Parchment Paper in handy dispenser boxes

The Plastic Wrap is Professional Grade wrap that is BPA free and FDA approved.  It is used by professional chefs around the world.  It is stronger, has better stretch and provides unmatched cling for sealing in freshness.  The dispenser comes with one 250 roll of plastic wrap.

The Foil is professional grade HTS (Heavier, Thicker, Stronger) aluminum foil. It is moisture-proof, grease-proof and odor-proof and is made to withstand high heat and extreme cold with unmatched strength and quality.  Perfect for everything from grilling to freezer storage.  The dispenser comes with one 25 foot roll of aluminum foil.

The Culinary Parchment Paper is non-stick and seals in nutrients and enhances food’s natural flavors while eliminating the need for synthetic cooking sprays.  Culinary Parchment products are not only 100% biodegradable, but they are also FSC and Kosher certified. The dispenser includes a 41 foot roll of parchment paper.

So far, I have had the most experience with the Parchment Paper.  I had run out of the brand I was using and wanted to give this one a try.  I use parchment paper to line my cake pans, and cookie sheets and to layer in between items for freezing.  This Parchment Paper handles well and freezes well.  It does not get soft and soggy and does not stick to the food.

Another way I use Parchment Paper is to make little packages of cut up bananas to freeze for smoothies.  I dice the bananas ahead of time, wrap them in the Parchment Paper and then I can put several little packages of bananas in one freezer bag, ready to pull out and use anytime.

 

 

 

 

ChicWrap makes a great gift for the baker, the person who likes to BBQ, for newlyweds, for housewarmings and many other occasions.

 

Our Blog has been Updated

Our blog page has been updated!

We have some new products to share and some staff favorites as well.

Have you heard of VitaJuwel?  VitaJuwel products are made to enhance water with the use of gem stones.  “Everything in nature vibrates.  Gems naturally act like a source of subtle vibrations.  These vibrations inspire water, making it more lively and enjoyable.”   They are beautiful as well.

assorted stones in our VitaJuwel Vials and Droplets

We now carry Chic Wrap – World’s Best Plastic Wrap, Aluminum Foil and Parchment Paper for all your kitchen needs.  These are professional grade products.  They come in handy refillable dispensers that feature a Zipsafe Slide Cutter.  And yes, we carry the refills too.

professional grade

Our staff favorite for this blog is from Louise – I have many favorite products at Inner Oasis, but today’s pick is the Shrubbie.  The Shrubbie is super absorbent Cotton on one side with a gentle Nylon scrubbing surface on the other side.   This is my favorite scrubber for washing dishes and cleaning up spills.  They are gentle enough to use on my flat surface stove and rugged enough to clean out my pots and pans.  They also come in a rainbow of colors.

best scrubbers

April’s Tip Of The Month – try using our citrus prayer to spray lemon or lime juice on your cut fruit to keep it from turning brown.

It Works!

And remember our Spring Fling Specials are going on now through Sunday April 30th!  Come on in and see what’s new.

 

Guests coming? Need a gift? Try these

10 by 14" silicone lids Company coming for the holidays? Consider Charles Viancin’s 10 by 14 silicone lids.  Shown in the Banana Leaf pattern. Also available in the Poppy pattern  NOW 40% while supplies last.

 

13inch siicone lid in Poppy patternAnother favorite is the 13″ round lid – great for the salad bowl, stove top cooking or oven cooking (silicone takes temperatures up to 428 degrees!).  Patterns: Poppy and Lily Pad.  NOW 40% off

13" Silicone Lid in Lily Pad pattern
13″ Silicone Lid in Lily Pad pattern

 

Silicone Lids Holiday Special

Practical, Safe, and charming.

Sunflower Silicone Lids Charles Viancin’s silicone lids seal on any smooth surface: glass, plastic, metal, wood and porcelain.  Perfect for use in the refrigerator, microwave, stove top, or oven (up to 480 degrees).  Sizes:  11″, 9″, 8″, 6″ and pairs of 4″   NOW 25% off.  Buy the set and save $16.58

Holiday Specials

German steel knives and the Gefu Spiralfix
German steel knives and the Gefu Spiralfix

To help you through the holidays with ease …

Or to shop for just the gift you need for that special someone.

Buy one chef knife, bread knife or slicing knife and get a Spiralfix at 50% off.

 

Lekue Steamer
Lekue Steamer     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b3fKEgsw2U

 

 

Lekue’s steamers with tray – small will cook an entire meal for 1 to 2 people. Large cooks a meal or vegetables for 3 to 4 people.  Designed to circulate the microwaves and it steams (the most nutritious way to cook) your meats and vegetables to perfection.  Now 25% off.. and you get a free gift.

 

Zuccini Noodle Salad

A raw salad for health enthusiasits

Zuccini Noodle Salad from Chef Sarah Bambey
Zuccini Noodle Salad from Chef Sarah Bambey

This late summer salad is a winner with avocado for texture and almond butter for a salty seasoning. By Chef Sarah Bambey

Ingredients

  • 1 spiralized zucchini

    Spiralfix for casseroles, salads, garnishes and more
    Spiralfix for casseroles, salads, garnishes and more
  • 1 spiralized cucumber
  • 1/2 avocado
  • handful of baby spinach

Dressing

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1 minced garlic glove
  • himalayan salt (to taste)

Method

  1. Spiralize zucchini and cucumber.  With your 3 in 1 Avocado tool, slice 1/2 avocado saving the other half with Coverblubber.

    This 3 in 1 tool by Oxo cuts, seeds and slices your avocado with ease
    This 3 in 1 tool by Oxo cuts, seeds and slices your avocado with ease
  2. Combine all salad ingredients. Combine dressing ingredients and pour over salad. Sprinkle with Himalayan salt and enjoy!