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. Click here to go to John's Etsy shop.
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.
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
Click here to go to John's Etsy shop.
They include care instructions with each spurtle. I recommend conditioning spurtles with an edible oil, such as olive oil, instead of mineral oil.
Gassy Creek Gallery showcases many other of John's Oregon hardwood creations — spatulas, wooden spoons, and more.
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.
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