As I wrote last week, I'm now an Independent Consultant for Epicure Selections in Canada. While I haven't had any parties of my own yet, I have been busy testing all of the yummy products in my start up kit... and making my own concoctions, like this Sweet Onion Dip/Spread inspired by an idea I read on the Epicure Facebook page... half a block of cream cheese, 2 tbsp of 3-Onion Dip Mix and 2 tbsp of Red Pepper Jelly, swirled in the food processor and allowed to sit for an hour before digging in. It was AWESOME!
I also attended my first Norwex demo/party last weekend and I loved it so much I booked my own for this Friday. If you haven't heard of Norwex, they are a company that sells environmentally friendly household products that contain NO chemicals... many of their microfiber products clean with just water. That being said, I have pretty well purged all chemicals out of my house once and for all. If you are in Nova Scotia and would like more information, let me know and I'll provide the name of the consultant to you.
Over the past few months, I've written some posts that were not recipe-related. I really enjoy reviewing books for the BlogHer Book Club and have done some other sponsored activity as well. You will see that any sponsored posts I write do carry a disclaimer saying so. I've been torn on whether or not to continue to do these... and have decided that I want to be able to grow Mmm... is for Mommy as much as I can and so, will continue to do so, and look forward to it. I am, however, going to be very choosy on who and what I will represent... so no more fast food and sweetener-related posts, I just can't. I have family members who use and love the aforementioned products, but within our four walls, we don't. I decided to do these posts knowing that I could word them in a way that was still truthful, stating facts and stories about family and friends, and I was hoping by doing them it would open doors for other opportunities that better suit us.
Some of you may not have noticed, or even cared, but I feel so much better having cleared my conscience. This blog is my other baby, my creative outlet, my solace at times, so I don't ever want any regrets associated with it (except for some of those extra calories, they are so worth it).
To fill up some of the gaps between recipes (I'm a home cook, I can only cook so much) I plan on sharing some other fun bits with you and hopefully, if all goes well, be able to offer some giveaways from time to time.
Thanks to all who got through this whole post :)
~Heather (aka Mommy)