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  • No Oil, Same Great Pop

    Posted on July 6, 2012


    You modern folks are always watching your waistlines. Back in my day, we didn't pay mind to calories and fatty foods, especially as we got plenty of exercise harvesting food, chopping wood, and tending to livestock. But knowing my products would last lifetimes, I was always thinking ahead. It was 1820, and I was working in my old wooden shop on our family’s homestead one hot, sweltering summer morning. The orange glow of the sun was beginning to peak above the horizon, birds chirping in the background against a pale blue sky. Having recently harvested corn, I decided to put a twist on my original popcorn popper, naming it the Healthy Popcorn Popper. All of the same great features as my Original Popcorn Popper, but it uses no oil, giving you a low-fat snack. I knew it would pop corn, a vegetable…and who doesn’t know that vegetables are healthy?!? Also, I knew nothing beats the ol’ fashioned gathering of friends, neighbors, and family in thy home that would make any ma and pa proud. I also realized my invention would be able to be used over and over again at a campfire, over fireplace logs, and even on a kitchen stove. Just don’t take my word for it. Check out my old fashioned Healthy Popcorn Popper and see for yourself.

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  • The Jacob Bromwell 50% Fourth of July Sale

    Posted on July 4, 2012

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    Well folks, I'm taking a break from my travel tale tellin' to wish all of our customers a very happy and safe Fourth of July. As a special thank you for supporting American made products, please enjoy 50% off all orders on our site, on me, until midnight tonight! Just use this here discount code when you checkout on the site: SAVE50JULY4

    Have some pomp and parade, hotdogs, and rockets red glare for Jacob!

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  • Day 18 of Jacob's Journey: True Grit(s)

    Posted on June 28, 2012

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    June 8, 1819

    Most modern folk think that true grit is a Western movie starring John Wayne or Jeff Bridges. But in my day, true grit meant splitting wood 'til you thought your back was going to break, making a midnight visit to the outhouse in winter, or having a bad tooth pulled--ouch!

    But not to fear, for there is a better kind of true grit, and that is the kind you eat! Grits are quintessentially American; they have their origins in Native American cuisine in the Southern U.S. I've heard some Native Americans refer to them as sofkee or sofkey.

    Today I found my way to a Pittsburgh B&B and enjoyed some of this sofkee for lunch with grated cheese, country ham and gravy. But I think most of you will like this Bobby Flay recipe from Serious Eats that features shrimp and bacon with grits--whip some up for dinner tonight, and you can thank ol' Jacob later!

    I'm planning on parking in Pittsburgh for some time to wave the flag here on the Fourth of July. Stay tuned for that diary entry!

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