Last March, I showed you my handmade spurtle from local woodworker John Hehn. Spurtles are a traditional Scottish stirring and flipping tool. I love mine. You can read more about spurtles here, including a quick video.
I got my spurtle out last weekend when making that near disaster cake. My sister said, “What’s that?” I explained it was a spurtle and useful for countless kitchen tasks. She thought it was really cool. She didn’t know then that I was giving her one for Christmas. I liked finding out ahead of time that she’d like it.
Spurtles Make Great Gifts
As potential Christmas gifts, it is a little late to be sharing these spurtles with you. But what can I say? I’m as behind as they come.
I went to Gassy Creek Gallery yesterday — the new gallery of woodworker John Hehn — and purchased a bunch of spurtles.
I’m giving them to fellow GNOWFGLINS eCourse teachers and forum moderators. (The cat’s out of the bag now — watch your Christmas mail!)
If you’re last minute shopping like me — or you’ve got Christmas money burning a hole in your pocket — put a spurtle high on your list.
At $10 (including shipping) and made from Oregon hardwood, you really can’t find a more frugal, unique, lovely and useful gift for the traditional food cook!
How to Get a Spurtle
Each spurtle is $10, including shipping to the USA. What a great deal!
Send your check, money order, or cashier’s check to:
Gassy Creek Gallery / John Hehn
PO Box 726 ( or 217 W. Central Ave. if you’re passing through)
Sutherlin, OR 97479
Turn around time is 2 to 3 weeks (see below for how to handle giving this as a late Christmas gift). The spurtles come in various woods — so specify whether you want a dark or light wood.
They include care instructions with each spurtle. I recommend conditioning spurtles with an edible oil, such as olive oil, instead of mineral oil.
If you’d like to speak with Mary Jean (John’s wife, who handles the orders), call 541-459-3333. You may be able to order over the phone. Be sure to tell them I sent you.
Gassy Creek Gallery showcases many other of John’s Oregon hardwood creations — spatulas, wooden spoons, and more. Check out the line here on the website.
Idea: Send an “It’s on the way!” Email
For any gift that is coming late, send an “It’s on the way!” email to your recipient. If giving a spurtle, feel free to use the first photo in this post in your email. Thank you to Julie @ Cultures for Health for this idea!
This post is shared in Simple Lives Thursday.