Alaina Caruso ~ Handmade Jams, Jellies and more!

“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.

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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.

 

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Angelo Tetorakis ~ Gourmet Salsa

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“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.

 

 

 

What’s The Buzz?

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March 15th – the buzzards return to Hinkley, OH.  Every year.  How do they know?  These particular buzzards decided to move along from Hinkley to the lake.  Guess they’re beach buzzards.   

A few years ago on March 15th, we got up before dawn, made our way to Hinkley and stood in the cold around a campfire-in-a-can (50 gallon drum), drinking coffee and hot chocolate, kibitzing with the dozens and dozens of other people who had done the same while we waited…and waited…and waited.

We saw the sunrise before we saw a buzzard.  Eventually, the cold got to us so we went home.  And what do you think we saw as we rounded the bend for home?  If you guessed buzzards, then you are absolutely correct.

 

Alice Hennessy ~ Pretend Artist

 

Alice dubbed herself as the “Pretend Artist” because she doesn’t paint or sculpt, but what she does is definitely not pretend.

She cleverly embellishes old paintings with fun stickers and/or sayings that result in a completely unique interpretation of the original, then takes a picture of that and makes it into a photo notecard.IMG_3239

 

Follow Alice on Facebook at The Pretend Art Company

Karl and Jennifer Baker ~ Organic Dog Treats

 

Karl and Jennifer Baker are the owners of The Grateful Dog Bakery and I am so happy to be carrying their organic dog treats in the shop!IMG_3282

“At The Grateful Dog Bakery, our priority is to serve your pet’s nutritional needs by carrying an extensive line of natural and holistic foods, natural supplements, vitamins, tinctures and more: for both cats and dogs.

Our bakery features all natural freshly handmade canine treats and desserts. We want you to feel good about what you feed your pet… all of our ingredients are sourced from local farms if we didn’t grow them ourselves on our own sustainable farm!”

Visit The Grateful Dog Bakery to see Karl and Jennifer’s complete line of K-9 and cat treats and products.

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Aaron Behnk ~ Handmade Paper

 

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“I’m a diverse artist who is constantly creating in new ways, experimenting with media, and exploring new techniques. Curiosity, and the thrill I get from discovery are my driving forces and am inspired by adventure and resourcefulness.

I currently reside in German Village, Columbus, Ohio with my wife and two cats, where I practice illustration, graphic design, and paper making in my home studio.

My educational background is from Columbus College of Art and Design in illustration, which informs my attention to design, and understanding of commercially applied arts as tools in branding, marketing, communication, and most importantly to inspire people.”

See more of Aaron’s creations on his website or visit Aaron’s shop on etsy

 

 

Marge Pauls ~ Original Art Notecards

 

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Marge’s signed and numbered prints, as well as special occasion cards can be found here in the shop.
Her illustrations have appeared in several special effects cookbooks by author Michel E. Samonek, and she has also taught the art of calligraphy and traditional pysanky egg art to school students in the Akron and Cleveland Schools.
Marge has created artwork for various music scores published by Ludwig Music Publishing Company, and illustrated the cover of the score for The Firebird that was edited by conductor Frederick Fennell. The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” requested permission to use the Firebird artwork for the cover of their CD of the same name.
Follow Marge on FaceBook at Reflections of Light

 

 

Susan Schauer ~ Painter

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Susan has “arted” all her life and found it to be a good winter pastime in her snow-belt hometown of Ashtabula, OH.

After graduating from Miami University, Ohio with an MEd, Art Education and hours beyond her Masters at Notre Dame and BGSU, Susan brought her appreciation for art to middle schoolers, teaching full time for over a decade in North Ridgeville, Amherst, and Elyria, followed by substituting in Vermilion and Milan.

Susan started painting murals, doing illustrations and teaching private art classes.  She began with portraits of people, but soon became proficient in animal portraits as well, and her work was commissioned by animal breeders in England, Sweden, France, and Japan.

Susan’s free-lance illustrations and design work have been in various magazines in the United States and Canada.  She is presently a cartoonist for the Vermilion Photo Journal.

“I have been so lucky to have been involved with art at work & “play”.  Art is a very important way for me to communicate thoughts & feelings.”