Matche Latte

A 4pm pick me up – Matcha Latte

Gefu’s new milk frother

I’m a green tea fan (lived and worked in Japan) so when Inner Oasis received its order of Gefu Milk Frothers , I had to try it out with my Matcha Latte Recipe.

 

Ingredients:                                                                                                              1/2 to tsp matcha powder (how strong do you want it?)                       1/4 C hot water                                                                                                       3/4 cup heated almond milk                                                                       honey to taste (I use 1 Tbs).

Preparation:                                                                                                           Heat water to 170 degrees – just under boiling                                     Separately, heat milk to just under boil                                                 Whisk matcha powder with hot water until dissolved                         Stir in honey   (or sugar)                                                                                           Froth the milk and add to matcha mixture                                    Optional: sprinkle a dash of match on top

Matcha Latte
Recipe from: www.jadeleafmatcha.com

 

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.  

 

Himalayan Salt

Salt mine in Pakistan

Himalayan salt, also known as pink salt, is mined in the Punjab area of Pakistan near the base of the Himalayan Mountains.

Thought to be from a primal sea, these salt deposits , many 5,000 feet below the surface of the earth and 100 to 200 million years old, were discovered when Alexander the Great’s army stopped to rest and their horses began to lick the rocks in the area.

Salt caves are used for halotherpay in all parts of the world

Himalyan salt is 99% pure and contains trace minerals of calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron, giving it its pink coloring and making Himalayan salt the most nutritious of all salts.

Hand crafted salt lamps clean the air

Himalayan salt lamps and candle holders provide beauty in your home and contribute to healing.  They are known to aid respiratory problems, balance the body’s pH, aid in digestion, act as air purifiers and sleep aids, sinus issues, muscles cramps, regulate water levels and much more.

The tree of life

Inner Oasis carries Himalayan salt lamps, tealights, find ground salt and salt grinders.

 

Healing Gemstone Grid

Send healing energy to someone in need

Sending Healing Crystal Grid

Use this grid to send someone healing energy. To tie it to the person place a photo of the person, or simply write a name on a paper, and slide that under the grid.

Gemstone Healing Grid

You will need:

1 Chlorite Phantom Quartz (Key Stone)

3 Petrified Wood (Triangle Crystal Grid)

6 Quartz Points (Triangle Crystal Grid)

1 Petrified Wood (Grounding Stone)

The chloritie phantom quartz (key stone) is a powerful healer detoxifying the body on all levels preparing it to receive the healing energy from this crystal grid.
Paired with the petrified wood (triangle grid), a powerful healer to the physical body as well as to a  help speed up the recovery after injuries. The quartz points (triangle grid) (pointed in on each other) send this essential healing energy out towards the person as well as draws it to them. The petrified wood (grounding stone) fortifies this healing energy into the physical plane, and “locks” its potential to the person in need of it.
Author: James Goings Jr.
-Inner Oasis’ Gemstone Expert

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.

Manifesting Tarot Readings Crystal Grid

Utilize this grid to bring more power to your stones and reading

Manifesting Tarot Readings Crystal Grid

Manifesting Tarot Readings Crystal Grid
1 Red Jasper Egg (Key Stone)
1 Red Jasper Spear (Grounding Stone)
5 Septarian (Double Pentagram Crystal Grid)
5 Smooth Poppy Jasper (Double Pentagram Crystal Grid)
5 Tourmaline (Pentagram Crystal Grid)
This crystal grid helps protect, ground, and manifest your tarot readings.  The red jasper egg is used to help the reader tap into their own clairvoyant ability, while using the red jasper spear (grounding stone) to manifest and ground the intentions of the reading to the physical realm. The 3 Pentagrams formed are to manifest the 3 aspects needed for a clear and personal reading. The black tourmaline (pentagram crystal grid) is the outer most shield, blocking any negativity, entities, or attacks on you or the reading. While the Septarian (double pentagram crystal grid) is used to clearly interpret the divinatory meaning of each of the cards from your reading. Septarian also brings a harmony to you and the cards, allowing for a deeper connection and understanding. The smoothed poppy jasper (double pentagram crystal grid) places a shield around the reader and your reading, blocking any outside influences from diverging the insight gained from the reading.
Keep the grid up, until the reading that you received has                  manifested itself completely.
Author: James Goings Jr.
-Inner Oasis’ Gemstone Expert 

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.

 

New Popover Pan

Introducing USA Pan’s newest.. a nonstick Popover Pan

USA Pan
6-well Non-stick Popover Pan

The Popover Pan is the perfect non-stick baking pan for producing tall, light and  fluffy popovers with an airy interior and crispy exterior. Featuring deep wells and innovative cup design, the popover pan promotes enhanced air circulation for quick rising and perfectly golden brown tops

James’ Perfect Cheese Cake with Compote

Grandma’s melt-in-your-mouth cheese cake. Worth the effort!

Ingredients for Crust
12 whole graham cracker rectangles (6 ounces)                                           5 TBS butter                                                                                               Pat of butter to grease pan

Ingredients for Cheese Cake

2 pounds cream cheese                                                                                  1 C Sugar                                                                                                        1 TBS cornstarch or 2 TBS all-purpose flour (optional)                            1/8 tsp salt                                                                                                  1/2 C sour cream                                                                                           2 tsp lemon juice (optional)                                                                          1 tsp vanilla extract                                                                                      3 large eggs                                                                                                    1 large egg yolk

9 or 10 inch spring form pan  Try the Lekue silicone spring form!  A large roaster or baking dish for the water bath.

springform3Method

Remove the cream cheese from the frig and set on the counter to warm while you make the crust.

Heat oven to 350 degrees.. move the rack to the lowest position.

Rub the sides and bottom of the pan with a pat of butter. Wrap the pan in foil by placing two large pieces of foil on the counter in a cross. Set the spring from in the center; fold the edges of the foil up around the sides of the pan (for the water bath step).

Crush the graham crackers in a food processor (a bag and rolling pin will do) until you have fine crumbs ( 1 1/2 to 2 C). Melt 5 Tbs butter in the microwave and mix into the crumbs blending thoroughly. Add water by the TBS if needed to create a mixture that holds together. Transfer to spring from and press evenly in place with the bottom of a glass.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes until crust is starting to  brown on the edges.  Set aside to cool on a rack.

Mix the warmed cream cheese, sugar, cornstarch and salt with a mixer at med-low speed until the mixture is creamy, Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beaters with a spatula.

Mix in the sour cream, lemon juice and vanilla beating a med-low speed until creamy. Scrape the sides of the bowl and beaters.

One at a time mix in the eggs and the yolk at med-low speed. Mixture will look crumbly at first but will blend as the eggs are mixed in.  Scrape the bowl and beaters. Remove the beaters and stir the mixture by hand making sure that all ingredients are incorporated. Mixture will be thick, creamy and silky. Pour the batter over the cooled crust (must be cool enough to comfortably touch) and smooth evenly.

Bring 2 or 3 cups of water to a boil. Place the foil wrapped spring form into the roaster and pour boiling water around it until the water is just below the top edge of foil.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50  to 60 minutes. NOTE: 10 inch pans will bake in 50 to 55 minutes, 9 inch pans will bake in 55 to 60 minutes.  The cheese is done when the outer two to three inches look slightly puffed and set, but the inner circle is still moist. There should be no cracks.

Run a knife around the edge of the cake: leave in the oven in the water bath for about an hour. Remove the cheese cake from the water bath and and place on a cooling rack. Again, run a knife around the edge of the pan (cake sticking to the edges will cause cracks).  Cool completely, then place in the frig to chill.

Remove from frig about 30 min before serving; remove spring form. Top the cake just before serving:

Mixed Berry Sauce

2 Cup fresh or frozen mixed berries                                                           1/3 C granulated sugar                                                                                   1 TBS lemon juice (you may use up to 1/2 of a lemon)                                    1 TBS cornstarch

Combine the berries, sugar and lemon juice saucepan over med heat. Stir occasionally breaking down some of the larger berries with a spoon. Simmer until berries are slightly soft and juice begins to form. Add cornstarch and quickly stir. Turn up the heat stirring constantly until sauce reaches desired thickness.  Will store in frig up to one week.

Options..crust may be made with any crushed cookie including gluten free gingersnaps, chocolate wafers, butter cookies. etc.

Left over cheese cake may be stored in the frig for several days.

Grandma’s Cheese Cake from James Goings, Jr.