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  • 'Tis the Season for Chestnuts

    Posted on December 6, 2013

    When it comes to holiday treats, chestnuts are probably not the first choice that comes to most folks' minds, especially when this is the time of year for cookies, gingerbread houses and candy canes. Yet chestnuts date back to ancient times--they are still favored in the Mediterranean area and parts of Europe, and are always served in Japan as part of the New Year menu. Our Native Americans cultivated and savored the nuts long before Europe started exporting them to the U.S.

     

    Chestnuts are the "nuts" from a tree species. Starchy, creamy and slightly sweet, they provide several nutrients to keep your motor humming including vitamin C, protein, oleic acid, folates and your friend and mine, fiber!

     

    In today's stores you can buy chestnuts in jars or already peeled and roasted, but my favorite way of preparing them is in my Signature Chestnut Roaster. A Jacob Bromwell staple product for many moons now, my contraption lets you evenly cook chestnuts over an open fire or stovetop, and releases moisture through its steam vents, so it turns out evenly roasted, crisp chestnuts every time! And like all of my products, it's still made in the USA and backed by a lifetime guarantee.

     

    So put some Nat King Cole on the turntable and start a new holiday tradition this year. Like Midwest Magazine declared, you'll know the holidays have arrived when you use our Signature Chestnut Roaster!

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  • New Jacob Bromwell Product: Grandma's Cookie Cutters

    Posted on October 9, 2013

    One of my favorite memories as a tyke is visiting Grandma Bromwell's homestead and being greeted by the heart-warming smell of fresh baked cookies in her kitchen. She always seemed to have a knack for knowing when company was a'coming and she never failed to disappoint with the cookies she offered up, whether they were sugar, butter or her infamous gingersnaps recipe. She always served them with tea, which my mother happily accepted, but I was happy to gobble them up before she could get my glass filled with milk!

     

    When tin cookie cutters started making their way to the States 'round the 1800s, I thought of my grandma, who previously cut her cookie dough by hand. That's why we've named our spanking brand new cookie cutter set in honor of my grandmother.

     

    Our cookie cutters are reminiscent of those used in the 1920s, and feature four fun shapes suitable for turning out scrumptious seasonal cookies year 'round: heart, flower, diamond and star. Made of tin and made in the USA, they're guaranteed to smoothly cut cookie dough for a lifetime! Check them out here!

     

    Also, to help get you started with your new cookie cutter set, here's a vintage gingersnaps recipe courtesy of RecipeCurio.com:

     

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  • An Authentic Beer Stein Fit for a King (Ludwig)

    Posted on September 13, 2013

    The first Oktoberfest, via the Warsteiner site. (https://warsteiner.com/partner-brands/king-ludwig-i-and-the-oktoberfest/)

     

    Frauleins fair in their colorful dirndls, the sounds of an oompah band, and kegs overflowing with foamy brews can only mean one thing 'tis time of year: Oktoberfest! If you live in the States, chances are an Oktoberfest will be coming to your area within the next few weeks. If you live in Germany, you are a lucky devil indeed--for you get to enjoy the largest Oktoberfest in the very place it originated--Munich.

     

    Oktoberfest can be traced back to 1810, when Germany's Prince Ludwig (who later became King Ludwig I) married Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Munich's citizens were invited to celebrate the union of the royal couple. There were horse races--and no doubt dancing and drinking. The festivities were such a hit that the local folks that the tradition was repeated the following year--giving rise to Oktoberfest. Soon, local breweries and food vendors would bring their goods to the event.

    It was this spirit of Oktoberfest (and frankly, a love for beer myself) that inspired my Authentic Beer Stein. This is a period-accurate beer stein that holds 30 fluid ounces of your favorite beer--making it regulation size for Oktoberfest and other beer-cheering gatherings. Best of all, it's made of pure, solid copper and hot-tinned on the inside right here in the USA at our American factory. We like to think it will turn any choice of beer into an all-American experience!

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