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Carrot Cake | Easy recipe that keeps you wanting more

Author: Gift, member of Team Scoop  I was first introduced to carrot cake when I worked as a kitchen staff at Brave Roasters - a specialty coffee shop in Bangkok. My main responsibilities were cooking and baking. The carrot cake was one of the sweet treats we served at the coffee shop. It’s a kind of cake that I have a pretty special relationship with. I learned how to use spices and vegetables in bakery, make cream cheese frosting, and decorate the cake for the first time. On top of that, it’s the cake that my crush (a regular customer I was flirting with) said he liked it a lot. Not only was I mesmerized with the spice aroma coming...

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DIY Elderberry Syrup

It seems like we aren't the only ones still sniffling our way through these sunny, pre-spring days. I've been wanting to share how to make your own elderberry syrup for a long time, but I had this grand idea to do a video and have nice photos... but my kids are always in the kitchen with me and it's not always clean and I'm usually in my bathrobe and don't often bother to comb my hair. So you're getting a blog post instead!  I'm going to keep this super simple, because that's the way it should be. A few things first: 1. I don't actually know anything about the science behind elderberry syrup. My naturopath (and many other people who...

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Spice Cookies | Recipe & reasons to love an everyday DIY snack

Author: Gift, member of Team Scoop  I decided to make something new this time—spice cookies! I followed the recipe Stephanie, Scoop’s founder, previously shared on the shop’s blog. It’s my first time using spices other than cinnamon in my bakery, also the first time rolling cookie dough in a bowl of sugar cane before baking. Trust me, overly sweet treats are a nightmare for me, so I always stay away from sugar-coating methods of all kinds. But this time, I was curious, so I gave it a try. Hint: It’s one of the most delicious cookies I have ever made. Thanks to Stephanie. In this post, I’m going to show you the original recipe and how I twisted it, and...

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Zero Waste Valentines Day

By Tasha Mosher Is there a special someone who makes your heart skip a beat? Is there a special place in your own heart that gets burdened by the excess of Valentine’s Day? Thirty paper valentines with plastic-wrapped candy for your child’s classroom. Mass produced stuffies that come apart at the seams a month later. Flowers that wilt well before your love does. Never fear, here are some simple ways to show your sustaining (and sustainable) love.  The Card. Valentines Day takes me back to days where our little kid bodies scurried around the classroom leaving cartoon-character-covered cards with a name scrawled on the back. Somehow the grown up version doesn’t fall too far off - so why not put...

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Leaf Razors: Why we Love them & How to Care for them

The Leaf Razor is a high-quality, eco-friendly razor. It is similar to the safety razor in that you don’t have to replace any part of the razor except the blades and when you are ready to change the blade you can recycle the used ones! In my opinion, there are a few advantages of the Leaf Razor over the safety razor. I had been using a safety razor for about three years before I learned that the Leaf existed.  Although the safety razor does it’s job well and is double-sided (each side of the razor has a blade), you shave with only one blade at a time and there isn’t any mobility of the head. As someone who had previously...

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