Curated Thoughts

Guest Post - Betsy from Burnt Barn Studios
April 27, 2019

Guest Post - Betsy from Burnt Barn Studios

I thought it would be a great idea to have one of our makers do a guest blog post so that you can hear from them in their own words why they love what they do.  This first guest post is from Betsy Gorman at Burnt Barn Studios.

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It's Maple Sugar Season!
February 18, 2019

It's Maple Sugar Season!

One of my favorite times of the year is maple sugaring season.  Not only because my family has been sugaring as long as I can remember, and then some, but also because I know it's the last of winter and spring won't be far along.

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January and Resolutions
January 14, 2019

January and Resolutions

We're almost halfway through January, and I'm thinking about resolutions.  I'm not one to make resolutions myself, although this year I'm trying the practice of coming up with a word to guide my year with.

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Benefits of Soy and Beeswax Candles
September 11, 2018

Benefits of Soy and Beeswax Candles

While picking up an order of candles recently from Shire Fire Candles, I mentioned to Grace that I was going to do a blog post on paraffin candles vs. safer alternatives such as soy and beeswax.  She grinned from ear to ear and then nodded her head up and down a bunch of times.  Say no more I thought, this girl understands exactly why she's making soy candles.

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Review:  Recipes From the Herbalist's Kitchen
July 16, 2018

Review: Recipes From the Herbalist's Kitchen

Over the past several years I’ve spent more and more time learning about the benefits of plants and herbs and how they can be used as part of a whole foods diet, and more specifically how they can address common ailments.  It is that curiosity that led me to Brittany’s book, Recipes from the Herbalist’s Kitchen.

More than just a cookbook, this beautiful guide starts off by educating you about the different herbs and their constituents. 

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“Carefully Curated”, what exactly does that mean?
June 15, 2018

“Carefully Curated”, what exactly does that mean?

Read about what goes into selecting a maker and their products to be included on the ShopTheBerkshires.com site.

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Summertime and Shrubs
May 25, 2018

Summertime and Shrubs

Its the official kick-off of summer this weekend and with that comes the search for refreshing drinks, lighter salads and other warm weather delights.  See how we use one of our local products for just that.

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