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Spice Cookies

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Spice Cookies

0:00 / 0:21 I am pretty adventurous in the kitchen and I love trying new recipes, but my husband likes to stick to the favorites: Chocolate Chip Cookies, Spice Cookies, Cherry Pie, Baklava, Victorian Sponge Cake - that’s it. Those are the options, and they are totally delicious options! The spice cookies make my house smell like Christmas, so at this time of year, that’s definitely my go-to!  My kids and I were recently making these spice cookies, and I realized that almost all of the ingredients for this recipe can be purchased at Scoop! I got this recipe from...

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Gift Wrapping |12 Tips to reuse what you have creatively and still make a great impression

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Gift Wrapping |12 Tips to reuse what you have creatively and still make a great impression

What’s your experience with gift wrapping? Do you always pay for gift wrapping service? Or it is something you enjoy doing? Have you put much thought about the wrapping materials? Since I enjoy crafting so much, gift wrapping is a way of gifting my joy to others in addition to the gift itself. When I slowly shifted to living low waste, I have brought gift wrapping to another level - not in a luxurious way but in a more creative way. Because the baseline here is to make less waste or no waste at all.  What I did before was...

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Our Online Shop is Officially Open!

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Our Online Shop is Officially Open!

We have some very exciting news to share with you today: Our online shop is officially open! We know that the Scoop family extends far beyond the Seattle neighborhood that our brick & mortar store is nestled into, and we are thrilled to finally have a way for our out-of-town community members to get the products that they need while supporting Scoop.  If you've been around for a while, you know that I do my best to be as transparent with you as possible. So I have to tell you that I went back and forth about the decision to...

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Support Small Businesses

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Support Small Businesses

Happy Small Business Saturday!  Earlier this month I shared some of my thoughts on Instagram about how important it is to support small business with online reviews, social media engagement, and word of mouth. The Scoop community showed up in a big way following that post! I was blown away by how many people took the time to post a review for Scoop on Google and Square. Words cannot express how much I appreciate you being part of this incredibly positive and uplifting zero waste community. I love the way that we are all joining together to normalize sustainable living....

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Tikka Masala & Garam Masala | The spices that can give you a more unique curry experience.

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Tikka Masala & Garam Masala | The spices that can give you a more unique curry experience.

  Years ago, when I was in Thailand, my home country, I was never into spices when it comes to cooking. Either Thai spices, Chinese, or Indian spices. Because I was used to eating food cooked from fresh ingredients that my mom and aunt always cooked for me. They often used herbs from our farm or farmer’s market. So, spices were not my interest. Whenever I thought of them, I thought of tons of different ground, dried herbs. It’s too overwhelming.  I remember one time, when I was in Australia, my housemate cooked his food with some spice (later, I...

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