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I was very excited when I received my first GlobeIn Artisan Box. I had my choice of all of them and true to form I picked the Kitchen Box – I mean really, what else would I go for? I am a woman who spends a lot of time in the kitchen and I certainly enjoy ingredients and helpers for my time there.
Inside the box was a lovely basket and some very tasty coffee. I had it in my cup the next morning and it had a very lovely flavor. Not as strong as I usually like but very smooth.
What Was In the Box?
The rest of the box was full of lots of fun things for me to enjoy. Included inside was:
- a gorgeous kitchen towel, soft and beautifully woven
- coconut sugar packets – the hubby loved this on his huckleberries in the morning
- ground vanilla – I used this in the recipe below. I had never heard of it before
- pink Himalayan sea salt
- the little tagine. Oh how I love the little tagine
I’m using it as a salt cellar on my table for that lovely pink sea salt. It’s just so darn cute!
I read this on the GlobeIn website and thought is was important for all of you to know:
All About GlobeIn
WE USE BUSINESS FOR GOOD
WE ARE THE SOUL OF CRAFT
WE GIVE THE WORLD
WE ARE COMPASSIONATE STORYTELLERS
Pretty impressive right? Would you like to get in on the fun for yourself? Or do you have someone on your holiday shopping list who would love to receive GlobeIn as a gift? Here is a great deal for new customers: Use coupon code WELCOME to save $10 OFF with a 3+ month subscription! GlobeIn is very flexible – you can sign up for one, two, six or twelve month subscripions or you can shop in the Artisan Store. That way you can get you own little tagine….
Let’s Play in the Kitchen
Back to my kitchen box for minute. I had never heard of ground vanilla. When I opened the jar it smelled like very strong vanilla with slightly woody undertones. The directions say to use 1 teaspoon to replace for 1 teaspoon of liquid vanilla so of course I had to try it out.
Vanilla Whole Wheat Belgian Waffles
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs separated
1 large egg
1/2 cup canola oil
1 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour
1 cup oat bran
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla powder or 1 tsp vanilla extract
Whip the egg whites on medium speed until foamy. Turn the mixer to high and slowly add the sugar and beat until stiff peaks but don’t make them too dry.
Mix together the egg yolks, the egg, the canola oil and the milk.
Mix together the flour, oat bran, baking powder and salt. If using the vanilla powder add to the dry ingredients. If using vanilla extract add to the wet ingredients.
Make a well in the flour mixture and add the wet ingredients and mix until just blended.
Heat your waffle iron per its instructions.
Add the whipped egg whites to the batter and fold in well.
These are tasty waffles! They are light yet filling with a slightly nutty and wonderfully vanilla – y flavor. I enjoyed them with butter and jam. The hubby likes them with butter and honey. I’m impressed with the vanilla powder – it really gave the waffles a nice, true vanilla flavor. I’ll be using it in a number of different applications going forward.Print
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 large eggs separated
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 cup oat bran
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla powder or 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Whip the egg whites on medium speed until foamy. Turn the mixer to high and slowly add the sugar and beat until stiff peaks but don’t make them too dry.
- Mix together the egg yolks, the egg, the canola oil and the milk.
- Mix together the flour, oat bran, baking powder and salt. If using the vanilla powder add to the dry ingredients. If using vanilla extract add to the wet ingredients.
- Make a well in the flour mixture and add the wet ingredients and mix until just blended.
- Heat your waffle iron per its instructions.
- Add the whipped egg whites to the batter and fold in well.
- The batter will be thick, but light.
- Make the waffles according to your waffle maker’s directions.
- These freeze very well
- With my iron it makes 6 large waffles
What’s in the Next Box?
I already know – nyah, nyah! I’ll be showing you on my YouTube channel in the next week so be on the lookout! For now why not head over to to GlobeIn and see what they have to offer?