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***Programming Alert:

TONIGHT 12/6,  Cooking Channel, 10pmE:
The Fabulous Beekman Boys

SUNDAY 12/9, CBS, 8pmE:
Two Hour Season Finale of THE AMAZING RACE

You've at least gotta make the attempt each holiday season...
We hate diet foods, with their artificial sweeteners and unnatural ingredients. Unfortunately, we're also not fond of the pounds that seem to sneak up on us each holiday season. Here's a few healthy, natural "cheats" we use for enjoying the holiday season:

1. Egg Nog-ish.
Egg Nog in front of the fireplace is a holiday ritual at Beekman 1802 Farm. But nog is like a perfect winter storm of both calories and fat. One 8 ounce serving can have more than 400 calories and 20 grams of fat. Our trick? Use half egg nog, and half skim milk. (Even diluting your egg nog with whole milk will save a hundred calories or so.) Add a little extra cinnamon, and you'll barely notice the difference. (Add enough rum, and you won't notice anything.)

2. Thin cookies = thin you.
This is really the easiest solution for coping with holiday cookies. When you're rolling out your gingerbread, or sugar cookie dough, roll it thinner! That's right. A cookie that is half as thick has half the calories. (Be sure to lessen the cooking time accordingly, though. Thinner dough will cook faster.) Even better: use smaller cookie cutters as well.

3. Popcorn Plus
"Dilute" your holiday treats with popcorn. Instead of settling down for an evening of Holiday Specials with a big bag of holiday candy, pop a huge bowl of popcorn and mix in a portion controlled amount of your favorite candies. You'll still get your chocolate fix, but hopefully will fill up on popcorn before you over-indulge on candy. Try mixing M&M's, mini peanut butter cups, or white chocolate chips into your popcorn. (Just go sparingly.)

4. Hot Chococcino
Naked hot chocolate just isn't fun. But whipped cream and marshmallows can easily double the calorie count of a steaming mug of cocoa. Instead, pull out that milk frother you bought when you thought you were going to make cappuccinos for yourself every morning. Using frothed milk instead of whipped cream seriously cuts into the calorie and fat count. And if you still feel the need something more festive, sprinkle a few red and green sprinkles on top.

5. Pumpkin Pie Cheat.
Pumpkins are rich in Vitamin A and fiber, and low in calories, which makes them one of the healthier holiday food ingredients. However, when baked in a pie...not-so-much health anymore. But pumpkin pie is really more about the flavors than the fat. So we satisfy our pumpkin pie cravings by adding a few spoonfuls of canned pumpkin pie filling to a cup of yogurt. When mixed together, with a little added cinnamon, we're completely satis-pied. (And for those times we're craving the crust too, we simply crumble a graham cracker cookie on top.)

Easy dishes for your next get-together.
Cooking Channel recently asked us to come up with some simple, 10 ingredients-or-less recipes that can be used as "snacketizers." They're perfect for small get-togethers with friends to watch, say, either "Fabulous Beekman Boys" (Thursdays 10pmE, Cooking Channel,) or the finale of "The Amazing Race." (Sunday, 12/9, 8pmE.) If you try any of these recipes, please rate and comment at the links.

Pineapple-Glazed Shrimp

Black Cheese and Sweet Onion Turnovers

Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Dip

Ham with Cheese Chive Biscuits

Spicy Quesadillas

Olive Oil Poached Marcona Almonds

Vegetable & Noodle Filled Spring Rolls

Vegetable and Noodle Filled Spring Rolls

Lime & Pistachio Short Bread



Our Tea for Two Bundle includes two Beekman 1802 enamelware mugs, and our famous lemon honey. Cozy up with your favorite tea and a friend.


You know that one friend you have that keeps staring at you blankly when you talk about Sharon Springs and PolkaSpot? Our Team Beekman Bundle is the perfect gift to get them up to speed.


Winter, Summer, Autumn or Spring. Choose any one of our signature seasonal scents, and get the whole collection of products in an attractive wooden gift box. Our Deluxe 'Tis The Season Bundle Includes: Candle, Soap, MilkShake, Fresh Air, Lotion Stick, Tub-of-Butter cream.


This is our very best value in our shop. You can gift our Six Bar Gift Set to one person, or separate them our for stocking stuffers for several friends. Available in unfragranced original, or any one of our 12 monthly scents.
ONLY $34


Each year Beekman 1802 designs a special series of holiday ornaments. This year we have modeled our ornaments after Victorian paper horns. Victorian paper cones were placed on holiday trees and stuffed with candy, nuts and other small gifts.Cones are hand-constructed of artisanal paper and embellished with mirrors and beads and come in two sizes:

NEW FOR 2012!


This beauty bar uses fresh Beekman Farm goat milk to help maintain skin pH and moisture.  Each Lump of Gold bar contains minute flecks of gold mica minerals providing a hint of shimmer while keeping your face and body "sparkling clean." Each bar is additionally hand-flecked with real 23k gold--a special gift for someone you are introducing to Beekman 1802 for the first time. Pair with our popular Lump of Kohl bar from last season for a unique gift. 


NEW FOR 2012!


In this special new Rare Earth Collection, we've added a few special minerals to our famous soap to give your skin just a hint of shimmer. Six travel-sized bars each of gold, silver, and copper. We like to call it "sparkling clean". The set is packed in a special keepsake box that's individually hand-crafted from stainless steel by our B. 1802 blacksmith in Sharon Springs, NY.


Year after year, our Year in the County Gift Set is still our most popular gift set. One each of our 12 monthly  goat milk soap fragrances, each individually handwrapped, with description of scents underneath - like a candy box!


This is the very best value in our shop. You can gift our Six Bar Gift Set to one person, or separate them our for stocking stuffers for several friends. Available in unfragranced original, or any one of our 12 monthly scents.
ONLY $34
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