Posts Tagged ‘Baking’

May The 4th Be With You

Friday, May 4th, 2018

“May the Fourth Be With You” or “May the 4th Be With You”, which ever way you spell it, Star Wars Day is on the 4th day of May. 

Hmm, I wonder:) when and how this day and pun began?

I have a hunch to celebrate all things Stars Wars and the saying that evolved from the first film in the 70’s, 1977 to be exact:

“May the Force Be With You!”

These six words have becme a universal language phenomenon.

Here is a cute YouTube video that collaborated different character clips saying these memorable words:

My favourite and first character saying this is good ol’ Yoda but these words were uttered throughout various Star Wars films.

One is such is Han Solo saying it to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope and others.

I really like these words as they inspire and give you a sense of comfort. They are strong and encouraging words that are very positive. We all need vibes like this in life and not only in a galaxy far, far away .

This saying is similar to “Namaste”. You are acknowledging one’s presence and sending them good luck, light and love. The force in a sense is light too.

 

We have compiled some Star Wars themed gifts in a gift shop not in a far away cyber world:

 

If you are an an inspiring baker, you will like Wookiee Pies, Clone Scones and other Galactic Goodies

“May the Fudge be with You” while baking 30 Star Wars-themed sweet treats from “Jar Jar Fig Bars” to “C-3POatmeal Crisps” and many more.

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Star Wars Death Star Ice Mold

May the spherical Star Wars Death Star Ice Cube Tray melt your warm heart but keep your beverages cold too:

 

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The Ice Sabers Star Wars Cookbook

will let The Freezer Be With You when you concoct some cool treats from a Galaxy far, far way:

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Channel your inner Jedi, celebrate and May The Force Be With All Of Us!

 

 

 

Happy 420 Day!

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Happy 4/20 everyone!

High time you make some oh-so delicious ooey gooey Brownies(wink, wink)?

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For your next party, fill up these dandy leaf(wink, wink) shaped ice cube trays for your drinks!

This Marijuana Ice Mold will get the party started!

 

Four 20 Marijuana Ice Mold

 

Find the Marijuana Ice Mold and all your other 4:20 needs at Danna Bananas. Happy 420 Day!

Day of the Dead

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Every year, Day of the Dead is celebrated around the world on November 1st and 2nd but the holiday itself originated from the Mexican culture with many rituals and traditions marking this day and commemorating the dead is a true celebration of life.

The belief is to remember and honour your deceased loved ones.

“The gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31 and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them.”

On this day, there is a big fiesta with lots of food, drinks and feting.

Candles, flowers skulls and photos of loved ones decorate altars. Drinks are mixed as quenching the thirst of the dead after their spirits return is practiced. Favourite meals and sweets of the deceased are placed on the altar as well.

 For the sweet offering, why not bake up a batch of skulled themed cookies.  The Sweet Spirits Cookie Cutters are great for your Day of the Dead celebrations.
This cookie cutter set comes in 4 spirited colours: blue, green, orange and purple.

 


Day of the Dead cookies

Happy 40th Anniversary Star Wars

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Can you believe it’s been 40 years since the first Star Wars movie?

“Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Star Wars. Happy Birthday to you!”

“Star Wars: A New Hope—and I’m absolutely certain the comments will explode with people debating whether it is just Star Wars or A New Hope—was released on May 25, 1977 in a hilariously small number of theaters and with George Lucas still doubting that it would be a success. Of course, instead the movie generated the gigantic crowds and lines that it’s stillgenerating 40 years later.” via  Katharine Trendacosta – http://io9.gizmodo.com

 

May the Force be with all aspiring Jedi cooks as Yoda, Darth Vader and R2-D2–shaped cookie cutters can create 30 sweet and savory treats!

Happy 40th Anniversary Star Wars with Star Wars Cookbook

 

 

 

 

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Oh Sweet Deer…Deer Season is Here!

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Deer Season is Here!

With the on set of spring comes the arrival of deer. Deer season is here! They come out to feed on new grass and shrubs. Feeding time can be anytime but as prey animals, they enjoy being active during the night.
Oh Sweet Deer Cookie Cutter at Danna Bananas

Oh Sweet Deer!

Spring has arrived at Danna Bananas and we’ve been visited by a deer too, a sweet one at that, the Sweet Deer Cookie Cutter. Oh Sweet Deer! Not only will this deer graze your kitchen but it will be a great helper as well!  This is the perfect find for the baker or foodie in your life. With Mother’s Day coming soon, why not wow your mom and make a batch of cookies and include the Sweet Deer Cookie Cutter with the gift? Simply roll out the dough and rock the deer to make sweet creations with crimped edges. If you are stuck for a recipe, this culinary sensation comes with a recipe. Not only is this 100% food safe but it is dishwasher proof. This rockin’ cookie cutter will make deer-licious cookies!

 

Celebrate Super PI Day with a Slice of Pie

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Dear math enthusiasts everywhere,

Celebrate Super PI Day with a Slice of Pie! When we “think” about pie, we almost automatically think about apple, cherry, coconut cream, rhubarb, pecan and the list is infiniteYou know, your favourite kind that gives you a wee bit of a sugar rush.

Pi Day

The one that is spelled PI and involves math is celebrated on March 14 each year. Let us repeat! It is the mathematical phenomenon that is never ending 3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679… The irrational number is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its radius and starts with 3.14 This year is special as it will be known as Super PI Day because the date (3/14/15) will be displayed to the first 10 digits of this special number. It happens only once every century. Math lovers rejoice! What better way to observe this auspicious occasion then by throwing a Pi Day movie party with PI themed movies: Pi directed by Darren Aronofsky or Life Of Pie directed by Ang Lee. People around the world celebrate by eating what else…pie. Why not bake some slices with the I Heart Cake Mould?

I Heart Cake Mould

 

This day also mark’s Albert Einestein’s Birthday. He would have been 136 years old. In his hometown of Princeton, New Jersey, residents participant in a lot of fun PI Day festivities for four days like an an Einstein look-alike competition, pie eating contest and pie judging. Here are some facts perhaps you didn’t know about the mathematical genius: