Without further delay, my new Etsy shop is now open! If you’ve been around since my humble beginnings as a Etsy seller in 2011, thank you for continuing to support my work. If you’re just now finding your way to me, welcome! I took some time away to practice new techniques and refine my vision as a maker… I’m excited to share the fruits of that labor with you.
Below are a few pictures of some of my favorite items I added to the shop this morning. I’ll continue to update the shop with new inventory regularly through the holiday season so check back often, and as always, please contact me If you’d like to commission a custom creation.
I’m picky when it comes to bananas. Aside from the fact that I try to only buy bananas when I can find Fair Trade bananas, I love snacking on a good, medium-sized banana with no green or bruises, and an even smattering of small brown freckles. Like I said, I’m picky.
I have a tendency to buy a couple of bunches of underripe bananas with the intention of giving them a few days to ripen up at home. I think, “Man. I’m gonna eat so many bananas this week… I feel healthier and more vibrant already. Look out, world!”
Let me be extra dramatic and tell you that the only thing I hate more than an underripe banana is an overripe banana. I guess you could say I have a bit of a masochistic streak because without fail, I’ll forget about them for a week, panic because I really hate to waste food, then force myself to choke down as many overly ripe bananas as I can in 24 hours. A living hell!
This week I put an end to this torturous cycle and threw together a simple banana bread using a mishmash of the seemingly random ingredients I had on hand. And I’ll be damned, it was accidentally the best loaf I’ve banana bread I’ve ever made.
Sweet and full-flavored–this is not a healthy superfood but rather a pleasant fruit and nut cake with a few superfluous substitution to make me feel a little bit better about eating half a loaf in one sitting. Please please please feel free to take this recipe as a suggestion and use whatever you have on hand. Don’t stress, I promise I won’t be mad. Continue reading “Recipe: Banana Bread with Walnuts”