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No-Knead Cranberry Orange Sourdough

If you have seen our InstaStories, doubtless you’ve gotten a glimpse of the bread frenzy we’ve had here lately. I don’t remember what recipe started this madness, but I am so grateful. Whatever it was sent me down a sourdough starter path and after three hopeful weeks, my very own, home born, sourdough starter came to be. We’ve had fun, lots of delicious, tangy, crusty, crumby fun, including this bad boy. 2 cups bread flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1/3 cup starter (fed and active) 1 orange, zested and juiced 3 tablespoons honey 1/2c cup walnuts, rough chopped 1 cup dried cranberries 1 ¼ teaspoon sea salt water  In a large bowl, combine flours, walnuts, orange zest, dried...

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A Reintroduction, or Hello, Nice to Meet You

Hello Friends! I did a little thinking recently, and I realized I have NEVER written a blog post for MY company’s blog… umbers. Let’s fix that. Hopefully, (fingers crossed) this becomes a regular thing, but to start I figure a simple introduction is in order. My name is Andrea. My parents told me once that they almost named me Crystal, and I do wonder if “Crystal’s” life would have been different than mine. I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. My family moved here when I was in middle school from gorgeous Central Coast California. It was a reallyrough transition and it took me a looooooong time to fall in love with the dry, high desert of the 505. I am...

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February - Amethyst

  amethyst watercolor by Michelle Constantinescu February’s birthstone is the beautiful, regal, and stunning amethyst. For many of our crystal friends we’ve talked with, amethyst is their first crystal purchase, their ‘gateway crystal’ if you will. Amethyst is the arguably one of the most recognizable gems and it’s not hard to see why with its piercing purple color. Much like ‘turquoise’ has become a color of its own, amethyst is a distinct shade of purple. Coming from the Greek amethystos, meaning “intoxicate”, it was once believed its prevented intoxication. This could have been helpful to me attending a bachelor party years back if only I knew. A type of quartz, amethyst is in the same family as citrine, aventurine, and...

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Setting Your Intentions for the New Year

by Lauren Sarkissian The beginning of a new year can be equal parts lovely and stressful. For most, it’s beneficial to take advantage of the opportunity to begin anew. But it’s hard to start from loose ends. For me, wrapping up my sentiments about the past year is just as important as projecting for the new year. The first few weeks of January is my ideal window of time to practice reflective exercises. I try to identify both my reflections and my intentions. REFLECTIONS Firstly, I check in with myself. A lot can happen in a year. What did I learn? What did I accomplish? What am I grateful for? If the big questions are overwhelming, it’s also good to...

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January - Garnet

  garnet watercolor by Michelle Constantinescu January’s birthstone is the lovely, deep-red Garnet. It’s name is derived from the old-english word gernet which means ‘dark red’ which comes from the Latin granatus‘ grain, seed’ probably in reference to the pomegranate seed. Garnet comes in many different colors, with red being the most common. Garnet is actually a term for an entire group of silicate minerals. Garnet has long been used as a talisman for protection, and are often employed to cope with bad dreams, or depressed states of mind. Start your New Year with a sense of peace, favor, and commitment, check out all our garnet pieces here

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