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.
*from This Week’s Amazing Sky in the Farmer’s Almanac.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And remember our Spring Fling Specials are going on now through Sunday April 30th! Come on in and see what’s new.
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
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’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.
Nearly 70 years of know-how make Gefu a specialist in high quality kitchen tools that are functional, beautiful, practical, design engineered and ergonomically pleasing. With a head office in Eslohe, Sauerland, Gefu products are sold in 47 countries. Inner Oasis is delighted to share these outstanding products with you.
Gefu’s rotary grater is suited for making shavings and fine crumbs. The clever design allows almost complete utilization of the material while keep in your hands safely out of the way and odor free. Fine and coarse drums; grate right into a storage container or your bowl/pan. Easy to clean. Drums can be shifted for use in the left hand.
The most popular of our Gefu products is the Spirelli. Operating like an old fashioned pencil sharpener, it will julienne carrots, radishes, cucumber, zucchini – I’ve even quartered and used potatoes for a tasty egg side-dish. Great for stir-fry, pasta, salads, garnishes and more.
This newly designed digital thermometer from Gefu is fast acting (4 to 19 seconds), easy to read and measures temperatures from -49F to 392F. Operates on an easy to change battery and comes with a cap to cover the tip when not in use. Great for everything from your wine to the baby’s bath.
Gefu’s Spiralfix with 4 different widths, cuts across the width of your vegetable with two high strength steel blades. Convenient and safe. Just dial the desired width, open the lid, place the vegetable in the box and close the lid. Push down gently and turn the handle. Vegetables spiral into a non-slip container – or directly into your bowl or pan. Great for casseroles, salads, and side dishes. Easy to clean; dishwasher safe.
Many of the kitchen gadgets found at Inner Oasis are here because you asked us to find them. Here’s another. Thank you!
Dreamfarm products come from down-under (Australia) and have charmingly fun names.
The Chopula is a cross between a chopper and a spatula. It’s thin and flexible enough to chop (even in a hot pan), and flip, yet it sits upright. The Chopula comes in multiple colors, takes temps up to 480 F, loves your dishwasher, and won’t damage your ceramic (nonstick) pans. All that for just $11.95!
Dreamfarm’s Supoon, like it’s cousin the Chopula, does multiple jobs and comes in fun colors. The Supoon, in two sizes, measures, stirs, scrapes, mixes, serves and sits up. Safe to use on nonstick cookware, the Supoon is dishwaser safe and takes temps up to 500F. Regular, $11.95, small $7.95.
The Onpot sticks to your pot lid, so you can safely rest the lid on the edge of your pot. The lids rests at a perfect angle so condensation and food splatter drips back into the pot. It’s always there when you need it. Safe up to 350F; the Onpot comes in joyous colors – $9.95
Equally colorful is JOT, a suction hook that sticks anywhere to hold anything. Perfect for you pen, hanging your keys or your charger cord. Sticks to a smooth flat surface. $5.95
Scizza perfectly slices any pizza, on any surface and serves. Nonstick safe nylon base won’t scratch cookware; heat resistant up to 400F. Hardened German stainless steel blades provide a sharp, long lasting cutting edge. The Scizza is extra long (5″ blades) to cut cleanly and completely through your pizza. The unique spatula tip slides under food easily.