July 04, 2017

Independence Day

Independence Day

Fireworks, parades, picnics, concerts, baseball games and barbecues. Fourth of July is my favorite time of the summer. I won’t get too political here, maybe nostalgic is a better word.

As Americans, this year we will commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago declaring that the thirteen original colonies were a new nation. Growing up in one of the original colonies, Connecticut, I was keenly aware of this history and extraordinary... Read More

June 28, 2017

Have You Gone Back to the Pan?

Have You Gone Back to the Pan?

We hope you all have been enjoying Chef Tesar's cookbook, Knife. We love the simplicity and elegance of his recipes. I recently made Chef Tesar's Classic Green Salad with Italian Dressing (p. 193) served alongside a filet. It was perfection. Rebekah elevated burgers to an art form for her hungry crowd (p. 132).

Don't miss "John's Playlist - - Top Ten All Time Favorite Kitchen Songs and a Dish to Cook... Read More

June 21, 2017

The Jerky Renaissance

The Jerky Renaissance

Remember jerky growing up? The long thin packages of Slim Jim sold at gas stations and newspaper stands at the train station. I never knew exactly what it was. Fast forward to the low carb, paleo driven diets of today. Jerky exploded onto the snack scene a few years ago and has made a comeback in a big way. No longer a preservative laden faux meat, real jerky is sliced from a single piece of... Read More

May 31, 2017

And the Winner Is....

And the Winner Is....

Ahhhh. The sweet smell of victory.

Well, close. I'm sitting at the airport in Austin thinking about the day Rebekah and I just experienced. We attended our first Subscription Summit...an industry conference for and about subscription boxes. Did I mention we were 1 of 3 Finalists in the Best Food Box category nominated alongside Blue Apron and Candy Club?! Pretty awesome for just jumping into the business twelve months ago. Of course, Blue Apron won... Read More

April 01, 2017

Anniversary

Anniversary

Small business isn't for the faint of heart. It's for the brave, the patient, and the persistent. It's for the overcomer." -- Unknown


I believe certain milestones need to be acknowledged. Maybe not kindergarten graduation or lower school graduation (which will be in my son’s future next year), but major milestones? Yes. The one year anniversary of your own start up business? Definitely.

One year ago, Rebekah and I shipped our first... Read More

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