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July 27, 2016

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Saturday is National Cheesecake Day. Let’s Celebrate!


If you already have plans this Saturday, drop everything - because it’s a very important holiday. It is, of course, National Cheesecake Day! (Hey, we didn’t make the rules!) And any holiday solely dedicated to the enjoyment of this incredibly dense and delightful crowd favorite dessert is A-OK by us. So in honor of National Cheesecake Day, we’re bringing back our two favorite cheesecake recipes. Whether you’re a fan of the classic taste or prefer to double down on chocolate, we have just the right cake for you. Enjoy!

Cheesecake with Nutsz Crust

This nutty recipe features a delicious contrast of crunchy and creamy. The Nutsz crust adds a delightful kick to the smooth, decadent filling. Top it off with a drizzle of chocolate Szauce and sprinkle of Nutsz for the perfect holiday (oh yes, we said holiday!) treat. Get the recipe here.

Double Chocolate Cheesecake with Nutsz

Here, we're giving a classic dessert a delicious twist, with a double dose of chocolate and a generous serving of maple-glazed Nutsz. Rich, creamy and oh-so chocolatey, this cheesecake is as beautiful as it is delectable! Get the recipe here.

All About Dad! Homemade Gift Ideas & Recipes for Father’s Day

This Sunday, we celebrate the adventurers and teachers, mentors and superheroes -- our dads. Whether it’s our father, grandfather, school teacher, neighbor, or just a good friend, these influential figures have touched our lives, and we can’t wait to show them extra special love on Father’s Day! And if you’re looking for creative, heartfelt ways to celebrate on Sunday, check out these fantastic DIY gift ideas and recipes to bring on the love this Father’s Day.

I’m Nutsz about You!

This nutty homemade idea comes from the creative minds at Yesterday on Tuesday, and we love the idea of filling the caddy with bags of maple-blanketed Nutsz! Shop Nutsz here, or pick them up when you’re out and about this weekend. For all you city slickers, Eataly has an excellent selection of large and small Nutsz. On Long Island you can find them at a surplus of amazing Farmers Markets. Come see us at one of the markets below!

Amagansett Farmers Market

Open Tues-Sun, 7am-7pm

Hayground School Farmers Market

Open Fri, 3-6:30pm

Westhampton Beach Farmers Market

Open Sat, 9am-1pm

Southampton Farmers Market

Open Sun, 9am-2pm

Let’s Play Ball

June is the perfect time of year to get dad tickets to his favorite baseball team, and this is quite possibly the cutest way to package the gift. (idea from Mad in Crafts) Tip: empty a Szauce jar to use in a homemade recipe, then paint the leftover jar :)

Tee Time Cupcakes

Such a simple yet fabulous idea, turn any cupcake recipe into a even more special treat for all the golf-loving dads in your life. Take this recipe base, and top it with green sugar sprinkles as the grass, and crumbled graham crackers as the sand.

Breakfast in Bed

We firmly believe there’s no better way to wake up than to the smell of Szaucy waffles! Trust us, he’ll agree :) Get the full recipe for these decadent Szauce waffles here.

Welcome Summer! Events and Things to Do this Memorial Day


The season might not officially begin until late June, but we all know summer kicks into full gear on Memorial Day. The days are long, parks and beaches are open, and the great outdoors is practically begging us to come bask in the sunshine! This Memorial Day Weekend, we encourage you to round up the family and get outside, with our list of fabulous things to do over the holiday.

Shop at a Local Flea or Farmer’s Market


There’s no better way to celebrate the warmest season of the year than by experiencing all of the wonderful local produce, herbs and artisanal treats your area has to offer. From vegetables to handcrafted jewelry, fresh basil to homemade brownies, the products at farmer’s markets are authentic and one-of-a-kind, and bonus you’re supporting your own neighbors.

 
If you’re in the East End area, come see us at the following markets, officially open for business!
 
Westhampton Beach Farmer’s Market
Open every Saturday 9am-1pm
 
Hayground School Farmer’s Market
Open every Friday 3-6:30pm
 
Southampton Farmer’s Market
Open every Sunday 9am-2pm

Go on a Family Picnic

What better way to enjoy the early summer sun than a family picnic? Journey to a park, the beach, or even your own background, and soak in the weekend with a fresh, outdoor meal with the people you love most. You pick the main course, and we’ve got the dessert covered! Browse our recipe section for inspiration.

Inspiration idea: American flag sand castle at the beach


Additional Weekend Festivities

There are so many festive happenings planned for next weekend, from the city streets to the beach. If you’re close to NYC, take in the famous Memorial Day Parade honoring those who are currently and have served. On the East End, browse a gorgeous selection of local artists at the 8th annual Montauk Art Show on the Green. To show your respect for those who have served and passed, we also encourage you to take flags or flowers to your cemetery.

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

One of our summertime favorites, these Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches are the perfect way to celebrate the season. Make it festive by pairing the homemade treats with red and blue fruit, such as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Get the full recipe here.

Homemade Ideas to Treat Her this Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is a celebration of all the strong female influences that touch our lives. From our own mothers, to the mothers of those we love, to teachers and coaches, mentors and friends, we salute all of these incredible women on Sunday.
If you’re looking for a special way to treat someone this Mother’s Day, we believe there’s nothing more thoughtful than homemade. It doesn’t matter who you’re gifting, whether it be your kind-hearted neighbor or helping your child bake a dessert for his or her favorite teacher, a homemade treat is the perfect special something! And if you would like to give to multiple people, we have just the recipe in mind…
Carrot Cake Cupcakes
 
A timeless classic, Carrot Cake is (dare we say it!) even better in cupcake form! These incredibly fluffy, slightly spicey, and all around amazing carrot cake cupcakes are a wonderful small token of love for every woman on your list this Sunday. Make a dozen, and put each one in a little box to give to a women that’s made a difference in your life. We promise you will make her day that much sweeter :)
Get the full recipe here.

Fun, Easy & Worthwhile Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Friday marks the 46th celebration of Earth Day, a movement that continues to inspire and motivate us to take small strides toward preserving our planet. Whether it be through recycling, planting a tree or vowing to drive less, no deed is too small. In celebration of coming together to create a better environment, join at us Eataly NYC for an indoor pop-up Farmer’s Market featuring more than 30 environmentally conscious vendors. From 12-5pm, we’ll all be offering stories of sustainability practices, free samples, and more! Find additional info here.

 

We also invite you to honor Earth Day (and everyday!) in the following fun, easy but meaningful ideas for joining the movement and celebrating Mother Earth.

  • Attend an Earth Day Fair

For a listing of all the kid and adult friendly events happening in the Long Island area, click here.

  • Make a Recycling Plan for the Year
  • Plant a Garden

  • Plant Trees in your Local Park
  • Plan to Begin Carpooling with Neighbors and Friends
  • Skip the Car and Ride your Bikes Around Town or on an Excursion 

  • Refill your Bottled Water
  • Opt to Go Paperless on your Bills
  • Go on a Picnic with Family or Friends

  • Join a Local Movement
  • Organize a Community Cleanup
  • Support your Local Farmer & Shop at a Farmer’s Market

Have Dessert Tonight! Proven Health Benefits of Maple Syrup and Dark Chocolate

Here at OSF, we fully believe in treating ourselves - with a serving of something sweet AND nutritious. Desserts shouldn’t be laden with artificial sugars and saturated fats, and that’s why we use organic maple syrup and dark chocolate in our nutsz and szauces. So you can feel good about the treats you and your family are enjoying.

Why It’s Good For You: Maple Syrup


Our recipe for nutsz is simple: California walnuts blanketed in a shell of Crown Maple Syrup and a pinch of sea salt. But we didn’t pick maple syrup solely because it’s delicious; maple syrup is actually an antioxidant-packing, immune system boosting, digestion-improving super ingredient. It can even improve your complexion. Talk about some sweet perks! And since walnuts are linked with lowering bad cholesterol and producing heart healthy agents, walnuts and maple syrup are a match made in heaven!
 
  • A study conducted by the University of Rhode Island found that pure maple syrup may decrease your risk of cancer, osteoporosis and even Alzheimer's.
 
  • It’s loaded with antioxidants, which improve your immune system and acts as a natural anti-ager.
 
  • Maple syrup also features high levels of zinc and manganese, both linked with maintaining a healthy heart.

Why It’s Good For You: Dark Chocolate


Rarely do any of us need an excuse to eat chocolate, but we’ll give you a few anyway! We proudly use stone ground Taza Chocolate as the base of our szauce. Unrefined and boasting a bold, rich flavor, Taza Chocolate honors the natural flavors and health benefits of pure cacao.
 
  • Dark chocolate is rich in insoluble fiber, protein and antioxidants. In fact, some studies show that one serving of dark chocolate contains a higher antioxidant profile than blueberries and acai berries.
 
  • Chocolate is a healthy skin booster! Studies showing that regular consumption of dark chocolate leads to 25% less moisture loss and a great resistance to sunburns.
 
  • Chocolate has multiple anti-inflammatory compounds, which is directly linked with lowering blood pressure.

We're Hiring!

Farmer’s Market season is approaching quickly, and Old School Favorites has an exciting opportunity for a few outgoing, polished and reliable Farmer’s Market Salespeople living on or near the East End of Long Island! Applicants must be available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer. See full details below.
 

Farmer’s Market Salesperson

 
Summary
 
The Farmers Market Salesperson sells Old School Favorites (OSF) products at farmers markets.  He or she offers product samples, describes the products and how
they can be used, and answers questions about the products.  The salesperson is responsible for processing all transactions (cash and credit) and keeping track of sales at the market in order to close out at the end of the day.  
 
Primary Responsibilities

  • Packing the products and supplies needed prior to the opening of the market in accordance with the OSF Farmers Market Checklist

  • Transporting the products and supplies to / from the market location

  • OSF vendor booth set up (adhering to OSF Farmers Market booth set up guidelines), including setting up the tent, table(s), products, signage, etc.

  • Selling OSF products by giving out samples, describing the products and their usage, answering questions, etc.

  • Processing / recording all sales

  • Maintaining vendor booth appearance and product inventory

  • OSF vendor booth breakdown, including packing up all unsold products in an organized and careful manner, cleaning the area, and disposing of trash appropriately

  • The salesperson is expected to wear a clean OSF logo t-shirt (will be provided) and/or OSF apron

Skills and Qualifications

  • Basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Clean and neat appearance to provide a positive company image to the public

  • Work requires travel and the ability to transport supplies / inventory, therefore possession of a valid state driver’s license is required

  • Experience working with Shopify a plus


This job description is intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by those assigned to this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of the job incumbents. This job description does not constitute an employment contract between the company and any employee.


Please send resumes or an email to anastasia@oldschoolfavorites.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
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