Thursday, April 10, 2014


                                                                    hello all,

The Cowbell is growing!!!! For a bit I will be taking a break from the blog. Please visit my new web site,
also stop by Cowbell's Facebook page & Instagram

Thanks for all the support I have felt in my first year of business! I couldn't grow without the love!

You can always find me at home base...........

                   THE OLD LUCKETTS STORE
                    every Friday, Saturday & Sunday
                             10am - 5pm 

                    42350 Lucketts Rd. Leesburg, VA.

new additions....................

                                                         District Flea
                          every Saturday
                            10am - 5pm

                945 Florida Avenue, NW  Washington DC 

                                  Charles Town Farmers Market
                         starting Saturday May 3
                              8am - noon

                100 South Samuel Street, Charles Town WV

The oven is sure as heck heating up!!!!!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Preserving goodness



I am counting down the days till I will be attending the West Virginia Small Farm Conference, which will be held at the UWV in Morgantown. Once a year a class, Better Process Control School, is held for certification in canning. With this certification I will be qualified to sell my canned fruits, jams, sauces, pickles and vegetables. Very exciting for the Cowbell Kitchen.

My next BIG project is starting a community commercial kitchen. I am getting closer to signing the lease and building out the space!!!!

Keep your fingers crossed!
Found these pictures and I know why I am drawn to this skill. I do wish I could cook in a dress, heels and with my hair done! These ladies remind me of my Grandma Bertha, she always had a dress, hose, heels, hair coiffed and an apron the wrapped like 3 times around on at all times. Everything that came out of her kitchen rocked my world!
 Dreaming of shelves lined with beautiful products canned in adorable jars with clever labels, a girl can Dream!


                     haha, I love zombies! XOXO

Thursday, January 16, 2014

what's happening in 2014


  • Lucketts Groundhog Sale................January 31-February 1-2
                     cloudy? or sunny? specials
       fuel up for Lucketts gigantic amazing blow out sale!!!!
         homemade buttermilk biscuits & local sausage gravy 7.00
             hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows  3.00

         help celebrate Cowbell Kitchen's 1 year Anniversary!
 enter a special drawing for 2 free tickets to the July 19th Twinkle Bell Secret Dinning Fellowship


  • February 14, 15 & 16 
be mine specials treats
 fancy homemade butter cookie hearts & local chocolates  
   order ahead or pick up that day for your special honey 

  •  March Design House...........February 28 March 1-2
         be there or be square!

  • organic gardening tips.............April 5

2-3pm meet and chat with Gale Livingstone owner of Rainbow Hill Organic Farm. Experience organic kale smoothies and be inspired to plant your own backyard organic veggie oasis.

  • May Design House......................May 2-3-4
                     what's in the oven?
                         Rhubarb pie
         local and organic first of the season treats               
                   $24 whole/ $3.25 slice

  • CSA begins.................................May 9
     Rainbow Hill Organic Farm CSA membership begins and runs through September 28th. pickup at the trailer.

  • Spring Market.........................May 17-18
      don't miss this event!  eat some local grub!   
       support Cowbell! Watch for specials on Facebook

  • experience Black Dog Coffee.............June 14
    meet the maker! Black Dog Coffee will be at the trailer from     1-2:30PM. join in and learn more about our fabulous locally roasted coffee. taste and appreciate!

  • heirloom tomato craze.................month of July
             celebrate all month the glorious tomato 

  • Twinkle Bell Secret Fellowship........July 19
     save the date! watch for details on the blog and Facebook

  • August Design House..................August 1-2-3
         Ice Cream Social featuring South Mountain Creamery
     cups, cones, jimmies, sprinkles & sweet Cameron

  • Labor Day Weekend Sale.........August 30-31-Sept 1
   parking lot grill party featuring local Red Apron Butcher hot doggies with all the fixings!
  • September Design House............September 5-6-7
      an apple a day keeps the doctor away, all delicious things made with apples!..........October 3-4-5


  • I love pumpkin.......................month of October
      get your pumpkin groove on! come see and taste what Cowbell creates
  • November Holiday Open House........November 7-8-9
cookies, local hot cider, festive melts, hot soup, pies the list goes on. 3 days of shopping and eating. deck the halls, fa la la la la.......
  • order Thanksgiving pie..........November 1 thru 24 
     watch for pie flavors and order form. pick up will be on       November 26 from 3-6pm at the trailer.
  • December Design House..............December 5-6-7
           order your holiday cookie boxes and Buche de Noel for your festivities
Cowbell Kitchen will be closed for the month of January see you at the 2015 Groundhog Sale.

Friday, January 3, 2014

need summer now

Ok I know, it just snowed but I can not stop thinking about the summer ahead of us and summers past. I am a warm weather junkie and can never get enough of heat, humidity & bugs, bring it all on, except poison ivy! To help me through my pangs of withdrawal and longing I am going to focus on what is coming and making plans to get the most out of those beloved months.

I have some very exciting news! I will be providing my delivery services by teaming up with.....

I'm sure you all remember the amazing organic tomatoes I was serving up on the bacon, provolone tomato melts, well this is where they were grown and Miss Gail is coming at us with full force this season. She is offering 50 CSA's memberships and believe me they are going to go fast. It begins May 11th and continues till September 28th. You will be able to pick up your share at Cowbell Kitchen at, our happy place, Lucketts on Fridays. Below is the link to read about the farm, her passion and information regarding CSA's.  Check out all the beautiful organic produce she will be offering. Let's support Rainbow Hill Farm!!!!! 
Think about maybe splitting the cost with a friend or neighbor. We all need to make it happen!!!!
p.s. I am officially signed up to get my canning certification! The 2 day class is at the end of February. After that I will be working exclusively with Rainbow Hill canning, pickling, jamming products that will be sold at Cowbell Kitchen and farmers markets. Yes I am excited! This means I will be a legit pickle person!!! Imagine fresh organic veggies/fruit preserved for your taste buds in the depths of winter. All organic preserved with love & care, a dream come true.