In this newsletter:
Beekman Thanksgiving Recipes
Win A Nook Color & Beekman Discount
Beekman Blacksmith Videos
Save the Date: Victorian Holiday Celebration
"Bundle up" Charity Greenery
Make your own Winter Morning Wreath
The Beekman Mercantile Annex
Meet a Beekman: Megan Holken
Where We've been...Where We're Going.
Holiday Reading List
THANKSGIVING RECIPES FROM BEEKMAN 1802
...First, you sharpen the axe...just kidding!
We wanted to share a few of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes straight from the new Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook
...plus a few bonus extra recipes.
Magazine was nice enough to include them in their Thanksgiving issue, so if you haven't picked up a copy...they're still on stands for a few more days. Here are links to the recipes online:
Maple-Bourbon Roasted Turkey with Gravy
Buttermilk Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage
Leek and Potato Gratin
Green Bean Salad with Red Onions
Cranberry and Dried-Cherry Sauce
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Roasted Chestnuts
Pumpkin Cheese Bread
Sweet Potatoes with Ancho-Maple Glaze
Pumpkin Goat Cheese Cake
Sour Cream-Sweet Potato Pie
Apple Pie with Rosemary and Honey
We'd be honored if you try some of
our recipes for your Thanksgiving dinner. If you use them, please be sure to share the results in the Heirloom Cooking Section of our website. Simply find the appropriate page for the recipe
and add your photos and adaptations.
WIN A NOOK COLOR
...AND A DISCOUNT ON HOLIDAY SHOPPING
Just for spreading some Beekman love...
We'd love for the Beekman 1802 Mercantile
to be an online stop on your holiday shopping list. As you know, everything we sell is made in America, and nearly all of it is produced even more locally, right here around Sharon Springs. Your support really does make a direct difference to our village.
We'd also love for you to share some Beekman love with your friends who may be looking to support small American businesses this holiday season. So we thought we'd offer a discount for them to try us out, and for you to spread the word. How? It's easy.
If you refer 10 friends
to sign up for the Beekman 1802 Newsletter, we'll send you and them
a coupon code worth 10% off our 'Tis the Season Bundle
(which, not so coincidentally, make great presents. Limit: 4/customer)
If you refer 15 friends
, we'll send you all a coupon code worth 15% for the 'Tis the Season Bundle. (
If you refer 20 folks
, you'll get the 15% discount and
you'll be entered a drawing to win a Nook Color!
Just forward your friends the link to our sign up form below, and make sure they include your last name and email address as directed.
Sign-up Link to forward to friends:
(Last date for entering is November 20th. Coupon codes will be emailed on November 23rd.)
BEEKMAN BLACKSMITH VIDEOS
How we make what we make
Recently we made a new video
about how our Beekman 1802 Birds Nest Iron Bowls are made. So we also thought we'd look back at some of the other videos we've put together of our incredible Beekman Blacksmith, Michael McCarthy, and some of the amazing creations he hand forges for us.
The Making of The Beekman 1802 Birds Nest Iron Bowl
The Making of The Beekman 1802 Iron Block
The Making of The Beekman 1802 Fruit Spoon
VICTORIAN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Save the date for Sharon Springs' holiday party.
Start picking out your Victorian outfits! Sharon Springs 2nd annual Victorian Holiday Celebration is right around the corner - Saturday, Dec. 3rd. Take part in Victorian caroling, dancing, plays, strolling, tree-lighting, and more! More details will be revealed later this week on Beekman1802.com, but for those who weren't able to join us last year, check out the 2010 holiday photo album
. We guarantee it will be the most festive joy of your holiday season. Come take part!
"BUNDLE-UP" CHARITY GREENERY
Decorate Beekman-style...by helping others
If there's one thing we love, it's helping others.
If there's one thing we hate, it's being wasteful.
Luckily, we've created a new way to deck the halls that satisfies both needs!
Our new "Bundle-Up" Greenery Collection
consists of fresh wreaths, swags, and kissing balls - all made with the highest quality balsam, pine, cedar, seeded eucalyptus and pine cones. They'll keep your home smelling fragrant throughout the holiday season.
But that's not all...they'll warm your body and heart too. The bow that decorates each of our greenery creations is fashioned from a 6 foot scarf made from recycled wool sweaters. It's a perfect accent to your winter wardrobe once the holidays are over. The scarves are created by hand by a non-profit extension of Goodwill NCW that offers training and employment to those who need a helping hand. Plus, as an added benefit, there are no shipping charges on any of our "Bundle-Up" creations.
Looking good. Doing good. It's the Beekman holiday spirit.
MAKE YOUR OWN WINTER MORNING WREATH
A Holiday Science Experiment
If you're looking for a magical holiday craft to try at home, don't forget Brent's fabulous "Winter Morning Wreath."
It's a great holiday project for kids that not only looks great in your decor, but also can teach children how crystals form in nature.
INTRODUCING THE BEEKMAN 1802 ANNEX
Helping other American Small Business
We've been very fortunate to have friends and neighbors like you who have helped our business grow. Now we'd like to use our platform to help other small American businesses that also believe in handmade quality and community spirit.
We're teaming with OpenSky, an online shopping deal site, to create the "Beekman 1802 Annex."
We're searching out amazing, handcrafted, American products and bringing them some publicity - and hopefully sales.
If you want to discover more small American businesses working as hard as we are, please sign up to explore the Beekman 1802 Annex
. We'll be adding more businesses every few days. As a "thank you," click below to save $10 on your first order:
MEET A BEEKMAN
The people who make Beekman 1802 great.
We're all Beekman descendents in spirit. Each month we feature an employee, friend, or fan of Beekman 1802. This month's Beekman profile is Megan Holken. Megan is our "BOO" (Beekman Operating Officer) and, believe it or not, she's even more buttoned-up than Brent.
"The Heavy" (She gets. stuff. done.
Age you are in your head:
You're only as old as you feel. Most days I'm 18. Other days I'm 110.
Who are the humans & animals who live at your home?:
Doogie Dog (dog); Ginger & KoKo (cats); Jack & Jill (Cockatiels); Pago (Leopard Gecko); Freya (Anole Lizard)
How long have you've been on Team Beekman?:
I have been on Team Beekman since August of 2010 and what a fun run it's been! I look forward to growing with Beekman 1802 on this exciting adventure it has taken me on.
Autumn is by far my favorite season of the year. Although bittersweet for me, as it marks the end of summer and the beginning of winter. The smell of wood fires and apples linger in the air, walks through the forest with its brilliant show of colors and the cascading leaves descend from the trees in a poetic dance. Nothing better.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
If you could live in 1802, how would you spend a perfect day?:
I would begin my day waking up in my log cabin that I built, start the fire and prepare breakfast, fresh eggs and smoked bacon from the smoke house. I would warm the bread I made yesterday and have it with my homemade butter and preserves. During the day I would tend to my garden and farm animals. I would end my day cooking a hearty supper sitting on my porch watching the sunset.
WHERE WE'VE BEEN, WHERE WE'RE GOING
Maybe we're coming your way.
We've already visited eleven cities this fall on our cookbook tour, and we've got a few more trips before the end of the year. If you live in Chicago, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Boston, Cooperstown,
or West Virginia
, visit the events section of our Facebook page
to see where and when we're showing up. Thanks to all who've come out to say "hi" to us already...you all are the best huggers.
Just for fun, here are a few clips of some TV interviews we've done lately (Click on any picture for video):
HOLIDAY READING LIST
What we want in our stocking and on our nightstand.
. Over 700 of Jaques Pepin's favorite recipes. (Only someone as accomplished as Jaques Pepin could have 700 favorite recipes.) Seriously, this new, critically-praised bible better be under our tree or we'll pout until February.
Out of Oz
. This is the fourth and final Oz book by Gregory Maguire. (The first was "Wicked.") Rarely does this happen, but this final book of the quadrogy (is that a word?) is the best of them all.
. Yes, you probably won't ever attempt 1/100th of the ideas in this book. But you're going to buy it anyway, because it's beautiful, inspiring, and let's face it...she's the best at this sort of thing.
Artisan Cheese Making at Home
. This book is all the buzz right now. With easy-to-follow instructions and beautiful imagery, this newly published work is bound to be a go-to DIY classic. Amazing gift.
Made from Scratch
. This one has been out awhile, but since it came up often in conversation, we finally read it. Equal parts memoir and homesteading reference guide, it's both entertaining and very helpful.
The Battle for Christmas
. Yep, we don't just eat seasonally, we read seasonally too. This is a very thorough and informative history of Christmas that illustrates how little the earliest Christmases have in common with today's jolly celebrations.