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As promised here is the recipe for the lemon truffles from our Lemonade Yard Sale weekend.  The link is at the bottom. 

WHITE CHOCOLATE LEMON TRUFFLES

Makes: 24

  • 1 cup white chocolate
  • 5 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp. lemon extract
  • icing sugar, for dusting
  1. Melt chocolate, butter and cream over a double boiler or in a microwave. Stir until smooth.
  2. Stir in salt and extract. Allow to cool slightly before covering with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm enough to handle.
  3. With a melon baller or small spoon scoop out mixture and form into 1 inch balls. Toss with icing sugar to coat.
  4. Store covered in the fridge for up to one week. Freeze for longer storage.

* Using unsalted butter allows you to control the salty flavour of these truffles. The pinch of salt helps to cut through the sweetness of the white chocolate. If you decide to use salted butter make sure to omit the pinch of salt called for in the recipe or they will be far too salty.

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As promised here is the recipe for the lemon chicken from our Lemonade Yard Sale weekend.  Credit to Angela for finding it on Pinterest, the link is at the bottom. 

Crockpot Lemon Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ to 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon rice vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • Dash hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch dissolved in 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. Place chicken in crock
  2. Mix together remaining ingredients in measuring cup or bowl
  3. Pour over top of chicken
  4. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 until chicken is fully cooked
  5. Shred chicken with forks and return to crock and toss with sauce to fully coat
  6. Serve over rice or as desired

Optional: garnish with sesame seeds and/or scallions

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Deborah Harrod was the winner of our $100 drawing held during Friday’s #Fox5ZipTrip .  Thank you Deborah for shopping #Occoquan.

Elizabeth is all setup on our porch, come by and say hello! #OccoquanCraftShow (at Spiral Creations)

Our Tom talking to @sarahsimmonstv and @fox5dc for #Occoquan #Fox5ZipTrip! (at Occoquan, Virginia)

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Our local Fox 5 News is coming to Occoquan TOMORROW! They’ll be broadcasting live from our wonderful town from 7-10am Friday, June 6th. Stores will be open and the town will be hopping! Come out and show your support for your local businesses, you might even be on TV! Use #Fox5ZipTrip and #Occoquan for all of your social media! Watch a sneak peek of to expect tomorrow here.

We’re super excited about this and to celebrate everyone that visits our store gets a $5 gift card and can enter to win a $100 gift card! In addition Kelly of Kelly’s Artbox and Tom Alden, co-owner of Spiral Creations, will be demonstrating their gorgeous craft outside on the porch, come by and say hello!

We now carry “My Journey Locket” jewelry! Beautiful, affordable, and totally customizable, we think your going to love this new collection. #jewelry #charms #lockets (at Spiral Creations)

Our Peeps are on display!! We’re all set for the #OccoquanPeepShow on April 19th! #Occoquan #Peeps (at Spiral Creations)

Lots of Spring Easter goodies have just arrived.  The Peter Rabbit 3D plates are music boxes, so cute.  #Spring #Easter #Occoquan 

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First Annual Occoquan Peep Show!

Join us for our first official Occoquan Peep Show! Each year the Washington Post holds a contest for the best diorama scene made with Peeps, and this year Occoquan has decided to join in the fun! 

On April 19th enjoy walking through town while seeing what imaginative masterpiece each participating store has designed. After you’ve seen them all use the provided ballots and vote for your favorite, the winning store will have bragging rights all year! But that’s not all! One of the entered ballots will be chosen at random and the winner will receive a giant plush Peep! 

This will be a great event for the whole family. The kids will love the Peeps and will love that the Easter Bunny will be visiting town from noon until 3 o’clock. AND be one of the first 300 people to visit Glory Be and you’ll receive a FREE official Peep hat!

Don’t forget to use #Occoquan Peep Show for your pictures!

We’ll be participating and we’re very excited about our entry! :D