This is a helpful tip from my past life as a waitress (the days before being PC and the renaming of “server”)
The best way to clean your coffee pot and get it sparkling is to toss in a handful of salt and some crushed ice, which you can make the old school way by putting some ice cubes in a plastic bag or between two kitchen towels and pound them with a meat tenderizer. That action can be counted as therapy because you’ll get any aggression/pent up frustration out, but I digress. And because it will probably burn at least two calories, you can also count it as exercise, but I digress. Again. A couple lemon wedges will aid in the cleaning, but they’re not necessary if you’d like to save those for your cocktail…I mean glass of water.
Just swirl the pot around and let the salt and ice do their thing and then rinse well.
Michael has been crafting wood items for nearly 50 years along with his wife Ann Daniels, who contributes to the projects with her great sense of decorative style.
“We create a number of quality wood items from driftwood collected from Lake Erie and other sources, including barn wood. Our pieces are whimsical, practical, aesthetic and functional. They will work with just about any décor, and are ideal to enhance your own home or to give as gifts. Much of our work can be modified to meet individual preferences for special orders”.
Michael’s driftwood trees, coasters, and barnwood table are a welcomed addition to the shop!
Anne Hinton works with art glass to create one-of-a-kind pieces ranging from sun catchers to yard art to serving trays. Her designs are inspired by the lakefront of Ohio’s North Coast.
She started working with art glass making traditional mosaics on wood. As Anne’s interest in mosaics grew, she discovered the technique of mounting art glass on acrylic, grouting some and covering others with resin. She also creates fun works of art using clay pots and mirrors as the base.
Anne lives in the Huron, OH and participates in area art shows.
For a complete selection of Anne’s work, visit The Back Room Studio
Our favorite way to make salmon has always been with Caribbean Jerk, and we really thought there was no way to improve on it until we added Angelo’s Gourmet Firehouse Pineapple Habanero Salsa to the top. CRAZY GOOD!!!
Angelo ~ you’re a genius!
Originally from Vermilion, Kevin now resides in Westlake. He travels extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe, capturing those experiences through his photography. I’m happy to welcome him as one of the shop’s artists with his metal prints!
“Having a lifelong appreciation for the arts, a resourceful eye and a knack for creating things, I decided to share my vision of high-quality fine art decor with an emphasis on unique photography. With the support of family and friends who have enjoyed my photography and custom picture framing over the years, I created Wall Zenmore, an online gallery offering fine art prints, framed prints, canvas prints, and metal prints.”
To view Kevin’s entire gallery, please visit his website at WallZenmore
“The Home Pantry is a Cleveland based business creating unique and quality pantry goods. All ingredients are sourced as local as possible, homegrown or organically imported.
From jams + jellies, herbal blends and baking mixes, the idea of each product is ambitiously created with quality as most important, and offering the tools for you to take home and create a delicious meal.
Alaina Caruso, founder and chef to The Home Pantry is a Lorain, Ohio native. With a background history from assistant baker, pantry chef to now sole proprietor, she presses that it is not only the quality of the ingredients in a product that makes a dish so delicious, but the act of making it with your own hands.”
Follow Alaina at The Home Pantry on facebook and visit her website The Home Pantry to see the array of offerings Alaina so lovingly creates.
“As a career Firefighter/Paramedic we would often have platoon dinners. Every morning we would get together and decide what type of meal we would have. One day Captain Berry brought in a bushel of habaneros from his garden asking if I could come up with a sauce or salsa. After many attempts, a mango habanero salsa emerged! Soon after I retired, with lots of encouragement, I came to market my Gourmet Firehouse Salsa!”
Visit Gourmet Firehouse Salsa for more information and for recipes and serving suggestions using Angelo’s salsas.
“There are rare moments in life when our faith is confirmed through events that can be described in no other way than MIRACULOUS!
As a result of recent blessing in my family, I was inspired to create these rosaries as talismans to my faith.”
Visit Mary’s etsy shop at She Talks To Angels
Leo discovered the art of spray paint some time ago when he was in his garage with a couple cans of paint and a garbage can lid and the rest, as they say is history.
Pretty much anything is fair game for Leo’s painting from canvas to end tables, note cards to tile flooring.