Catherine on September 10th, 2011

Had never heard of this little gem. An add for Sunbutter caught my attention in a trade magazine I was reading earlier tonight. Visited the web site & found it very intriguing. Have sent off for a sample & will try it out ASAP. For those of you unfamiliar with it, Sunbutter is a sunflower seed butter that is an alternative to peanut butter.

If the flavor is there, I can see where it would be a good substitute for peanut butter. While no one in my family has a peanut allergy, my shop, Sugary Creations is a nut-free shop. This could possibly give me another way of meeting the needs of those with peanut allergies. That has me excited!

Would love to hear feedback from anyone familiar with this product! Good, bad or indifferent impressions would be welcomed.

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Catherine on August 9th, 2010

For the last several months, I have shamefully neglected baking with my junior chef, Zoey. She has let me know about it too! The questions about when are we going to bake cookies again Grandma, finally had her desired effect. Her dad dropped her off this morning & we’re going to bake cookies.

Zoey, arrived carrying a grocery bag of goodies. For her last birthday, I bought her an apron & several spatulas. She has brought them with her to bake! Good to know when a gift is appreciated.

Zoey's Apron & Spatula

Zoey's Apron & Spatula

We get started but it’s not a very successful session. It’s not Zoey’s fault. It’s just too difficult for me to get enthused. It’s not about Zoey; it’s about the hole in my life. On the one hand, I’m delighted to see her. She’s a precious child & very loving. On the other hand, she’s young enough that she doesn’t fully comprehend death & the finality of it.

In the innocent way of a child, she asks me about Jim, then comments on his departure. She was here when they carried his body out. It fascinated her. In spite of the efforts of her parents, she watched most of the journey of his body out of our home. Zoey is still trying to process the event in her mind & has no idea of the pain her questions cause me. With time, we WILL get back to baking! Now is not the time though.

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