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  • Palms, Palms, and More Palms – Home Décor Inspired by the Palm Breeze Candle Collection

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    Reminiscent of the famous Martinique wallpaper at the iconic Beverly Hills hotel, palms have become one of the hottest trends in both home décor and fashion, and we just can’t get enough! In fact, we are palm crazy over here and inspired by our April Scent of the Month – Palm Breeze Glass Pillar Collection.

  • Celebrating our January Candle of the Month: Blueberry Muffin

    We simply couldn’t resist sharing some of our favorite blueberry muffin recipes in honor of our January Candle of the Month, Blueberry Muffin.  Whether you love a simple, classic recipe or prefer to add a little zest to your muffins, we’ve got the recipe for you!  Try one or try all, and wake up to the delicious aroma of freshly baked muffins complemented by our fragrant candle.  Enjoy!

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    Simple Blueberry Muffins: Here’s a simple, classic recipe for those that love the traditional blueberry muffin.  Easy to make and delicious to eat, the perfect way to start your morning!

    Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2000

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    Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping: If you love to add a little crunch to your muffins, this is the recipe for you.  The crumb topping adds just enough sweetness to make this is an irresistible breakfast treat!

    Recipe courtesy of foodandwine.com

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    Double Blueberry Muffins: What’s better than blueberries in a muffin?  Double the blueberries!  Here’s another classic, yet simple recipe with loads of blueberries in the batter.  A blueberry in every bite, guaranteed!

    Recipe courtesy of Food Network

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    Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins: A great light recipe that is delicious and easy to prepare, these blueberry muffins will please the entire family!  An added benefit – you can sneak in the oatmeal for that extra fiber without anyone knowing.

    Recipe courtesy of Cooking Light

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    Lemon Blueberry Muffins: With a sweet-sour glaze and a hint of nutmeg, these are not your ordinary blueberry muffins!  If you love a little lemon zest, you will certainly enjoy this bakery sensation!

    Recipe courtesy of Cooking Light

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    Blueberry Power Muffins with Almond Streusel:  Packed with Vitamin B and other healthy ingredients, these muffins are the perfect way to jumpstart your day.  Freeze for up to a month for a quick grab, and go breakfast!

    Recipe courtesy of Cooking Light

  • Celebrating our June Candle of the Month: Flavorful Recipes for Iced Tea

    There’s nothing like a cold glass of old-fashioned southern iced tea during the hot summer months.  Not only is it a refreshing beverage, but tea is also loaded with tons of healthy antioxidants (the same ones found in red wine) and helps fight cancer and heart disease.  In fact, we love sweet tea so much that we named our Sweet Tea New Kitchen Collection candle as our June Candle of the Month!  So in honor of our favorite summer drink, we’ve provided helpful tips to making the perfect batch as well as delicious recipes to add a little extra flavor.  Enjoy!

    Scented Candle of the Month: Sweet Tea Village Candle

    June Village Candle of the Month: Sweet Tea

    Easy Steps to Brewing Iced Tea

    1. Place 3-5 tea bags into 2 cups of boiling water.
    2. Steep black tea for 5 minutes and green tea for 2-3 minutes. Remove tea bags after allotted time.
    3. Pour the concentrated tea into a pitcher and add 2 cups water.
    4. Before chilling, let tea sit to room temperature to avoid clouding.
    5. To sweeten your iced tea, add you can add granulated sugar until it dissolves (this only works when the tea is hot!).  If the tea is cold, add simple syrup or try a flavored syrup (see recipes below) and stir until the syrup is dissolved.

    Simple Syrup

    Combine ¾ cup water with ¾ sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Yields 1 cup (serving size 1 tablespoon)

    Fresh Peach Syrup

    Mash 1 cup peeled, ripe peach in a bowl.  Add hot simple syrup to peaches and let sit for 30 minutes.  Strain the mixture through a sieve and discard solids.

    Mint-Lime Syrup

    Place ¼ cup chopped, fresh mint leaves and 3 (2-inch) strips of lime in a small bowl.  Add hot simple syrup, cover, and let sit for 30 minutes.  Strain the mixture through a sieve and discard solids.

    Raspberry-Chambord Syrup

    Place 1 cup fresh raspberries in a small bowl and mash with a fork.  Add hot simple syrup and 2 tablespoons of Chambord.  Cover and let sit for 30 minutes.  Strain mixture through a sieve and discard solids.

    Lavender Syrup

    Rinse 1 tablespoon dried lavender buds (stems removed) under cold water, and place in a small bowl.  Add hot simple syrup, cover, and let sit for 30 minutes.  Strain mixture through a sieve and discard solids.

    Cucumber-Ginger Syrup

    Place ½ cup grated, peeled cucumber in a small bowl with 5 (¼ inch) pieces of peeled, fresh ginger.  Add hot simple syrup, cover and let stand 30 minutes.  Strain mixture through a sieve and discard solids.

     

    Recipes courtesy of Cooking Light.