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Hang in There

December 17, 2015

We are literally up to our elbows in marshmallows right now, and it is almost midnight! The holidays have been thankfully busy for indigo jones eats, and it has prevented us from posting as often as we’d like.

Hang in there with us. By this time next week, all will have died down and we will be back to our regular posting schedule.

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We had a great time at the Food Tech Connect event last night, and will be sharing all of the great innovations where food and technology meet to create some exciting new concepts you have never seen before. We were proud to be there representing the app Homemade with our tomato and basil pesto tarts, and kale salads with mint, edamame, chickpeas, dried cranberries and a lemon herb vinaigrette.

If you are in New York City Friday night or Saturday afternoon, stop in and see us at the Ecohabitude pop-up shop, where we will be hanging out with all of our indigo jones eats baked goods, cello wrapped and tied up in ribbons, to be turned into your own DIY gift box. Of course there will be samples too! Lots of other vendors will be sharing their wares as well, ranging from a variety of non-food related products that are all sustainable and eco-friendly.

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We got a puppy a few weeks ago. Winston is a toy Australian Shepherd and he is as cute as they get. Puppies are also challenging, and he has had some parasites that have put a halt to his training. Between sweeping and mopping to make sure there isn’t anything on the floor that he shouldn’t eat, and sweeping and mopping to clean up after him, I am pleased to report that our kitchen floors are immaculate. I think I wash them 3 or 4 times a day! His presence has prompted a new item we like to call “indigo jones bones.” They are all natural, homemade dog treats and he loves them! They are hard enough to help with teething, and tasty enough to entice him to gobble them down. They are available to order through all of our marketplace sites, and we will have some with us to sell at the pop up too.

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About a year ago, we started a little business and thanks to sites like Etsy, Ecohabitude, Lemonbar and Gourmly, as well as the fabulous app Homemade, we are busier than we ever thought possible. Thanks for supporting our business, and stay tuned as we introduce more new foods, baked goods and avenues to purchase our products.

We will check in again as soon as we can. Until then, keep up with the (indigo) Jones’ on social media. We are indigojonesnyc on instagram and twitter, and Indigo Jones on Facebook.

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The Gift of Thanks

August 17, 2015

Here I am, back on my high horse talking about modern manners. I shared a previous rant about those who don’t respond to invitations, or those who respond and then don’t  show up, leaving the hostess high and dry. Today’s rant is about gratitude.

Last week, I made a select amount of s’mores gift boxes and hand delivered them to a few editors and writers I admired, in honor of National S’mores Day.

 

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One lovely recipient posted a photo on her company’s Instagram account with a shout out, and the “likes” flooded in. During the course of the day, there were subsequent posts on the company’s other accounts, and a fave on Twitter. The poster also “liked” some of my photos and started following me on Instagram. This resulted in a spike in views on my website and Etsy shop, as well as a ton of “likes and follows” on my Instagram site. To those not social media savvy, I must sound like a 15 year old, seeking validation from others, one click at a time. Those who do this for a living know that it is the way we grow brand awareness in 2015. I am extremely grateful for the support these people showed me, and they completely outdid themselves with multiple posts that put many thousands of sets of eyeballs on Indigo Jones Eats s’mores. I ‘grammed and tweeted my appreciation back at ’em, sharing the joy with my miniscule amount of followers.

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Its up to 4.837 likes now, on this one shot only!

The other four recipients did not respond at all. Not a peep.

Before we get too carried away, I must say that my intent was not 100% pure.  This was a public relations initiative, and the desired response was social media exposure. A well placed tweet, or a tagged Instagram shot is worth a thousand words of thanks.( See above.) But if for some reason they didn’t want to play; perhaps an overwhelming amount of free items flood thier offices each week and policy prohibits them from issueing a public acceptance. Perhaps they ended up in the office pantry, gobbled up before they could be ‘grammed. Maybe they didn’t like marshmallows. Whatever the reason, its their perogative not to display my wares on their social media sites if they don’t want to. I completly understand and support that decision. I knew going in that I may or may not get a public response. I did it with the intent to grow my brand awareness and expose Indigo Jones Eats to a broader audience.  I do however, feel I deserve some sort of confirmation that they actually got the package. I am not expecting handwritten notes on beautifully letterpressed cards, although I suppose they could be in the mail as we speak. I was expecting that their assistant’s junior intern might shoot me a one line email saying thanks for the treats. As an aside, some of these people have posted dog pictures, old photos of haircuts past, and their latest manicures, so I know they are around, and posting mindless follies.

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Hence, the Miss Manners in me emerging once again. Shouldn’t there be some form of office protocol to respond to what must be, for some, a huge amount of promotional gifts? I certainly would want my brand to be known as gracious, appreciative and at the very least polite to the outside world. I have to say that it skewed my perception of these people ever so slightly.

In the anonymous world of social media, it easy to think that you have a relationship with someone because they share tidbits of their life with you and the general public. We quantify our self worth through “likes” from total strangers, often forgetting to actually acknowledge the real people who reach out to us. So, here is a not so subtle reminder to always remember to say thank you, no matter how small the gesture of kindness might be. (Or the motive behind it.)

In the meantime, if you happen to be reading this, and you know who you are, I have a message for you:

Hey guys! Did you like my s’mores? If so, how bout giving me a “like”? In case I didn’t mention it, its indigojonesnyc. Ok, thanks, bye!

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Happy National S’mores Day!!

August 10, 2015

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It’s National S’mores Day! Who knew? While it may not be the most important holiday for most, around here it is pretty special.  For us it celebrates homemade graham crackers, fluffy artisanal marshmallows, rich milk chocolate, and an opportunity for shameless self promotion. What’s not to love?

You may have missed S’mores Day, but you don’t need a holiday to enjoy our homemade s’mores. Just head on over to indigo jones eats or our Etsy shop to see all the flavors and shapes we offer, and place an order. Easy peasy.

Photo: Spencer Jones for Glasshouse Images

Check us out at indigojonesnyc on instagram.

Want to see what we have been pinning? Take a look at our Pinterest page!

Tweet along on Twitter.

Take a peek at our Tumblr.

To keep up with the latest, show us some “like” by liking our Facebook page

Check out our new site Indigo Jones Eats

S’mores Season

May 17, 2015

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Next week is Memorial Day, which marks the official start of summer, and that means barbeques, bonfires, beach parties and s’mores. Well, you haven’t really had a s’more until you’ve had ours…

Homemade melt in your mouth graham crackers. Fluffy artisanal marshmallows roasted to caramelized perfection. Chunks of rich chocolate. I mean, what’s not to love?

Wander over to our sister site, indigo jones eats for more information. With a gift box of these as a hostess gift, we guarentee you will be invited back.

photo: Spencer Jones for Glasshouse Images

Check us out at indigojonesnyc on instagram.

Want to see what we have been pinning? Take a look at our Pinterest page!

Tweet along on Twitter.

Take a peek at our Tumblr.

To keep up with the Jones, show us some “like” by liking our Facebook page

Check out our new site Indigo Jones Eats

Sisterhood

April 29, 2015

This weekend, our s’mores got the opportunity to attend a brunch called “Keep the Drama on the Stage,” which brought together young women of color to foster solidarity, rather than competition for limited roles in film, stage and television.

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Hosted by actress Eden Duncan-Smith, the event was modeled after
Alfre Woodard’s annual pre-Oscars Sisters Soiree, with an aim to “dismantle the casting myth that divides [young Black actresses]: There is only room for one.”

Duncan-Smith tells BET: “I’m tired of people thinking that girls of color don’t get along. The spirit of competition that keeps us from supporting each other also exhausts me,” Duncan-Smith says. “I wanted to support Keep The Drama on The Stage because it would be a first step to humanizing (or sister-izing) us.”

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Eden Duncan-Smith has already forged a successful career at age 15, with roles in the film, “Annie,” and the Tony award winning plays Fences, and The Lion King. She is currently in “Meadowlands,” which is debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival this month.

Our flower shaped s’mores on a stick got rave reviews. Maybe there is an award in our future some day too!!

To order s’mores, go to our food site: indigo jones eats, or visit our Etsy shop.

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Check out our new site Indigo Jones Eats

 

This Pretty Much Sums it Up!

December 17, 2014

Since the launch of indigo jones eats, I’ve learned a lot about taking my passion: cooking, and doing it in a large quantity, on demand. I am so excited that people have embraced my little endeavor, and orders are coming in!
I have chosen to make things that are multi-faceted and time consuming. Each item is made by hand, and has multiple components. Assembling the items and packages takes a lot of time. Because I am just starting out, I am making my own labels and packaging, and sometimes doing deliveries myself, in addition to baking.
While I LOVE every second of it, I have to admit that I am figuring it out as I go. Each new order is met with exhilaration and a little fear, as I calculate what it takes to fill it. So far, it’s all good. Orders are going out on time, and met with rave reviews. I even manage to get the kitchen cleaned up before starting the next batch! Even so, I can’t help but feel a little like Lucy in one of my favorite television moments of all time:

If anyone wants to be my Ethel, drop me a line!

Check us out at indigojonesnyc on instagram.

Want to see what we have been pinning? Take a look at our Pinterest page!

Tweet along on Twitter.

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To keep up with the latest, show us some “like” by liking our Facebook page

Check out our new site Indigo Jones Eats

Holiday Treats from Indigo Jones Eats

December 8, 2014

It’s official! We are taking orders for our holiday treats on our sister site,

indigo jones eats!

We don’t want to steal their thunder, but here is a sneak peak of what’s cooking:
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Freshly made S’mores tied up in bakery twine

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Hot chocolate and a homemade marshmallow on a stick

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Shortbread spoons dipped in chocolate

For pricing and ordering information, please go to

indigo jones eats

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

We Have a New Addition!

November 17, 2014

We believe that food, family and friendship go hand in hand. You know we love to make simple dishes with fresh, seasonal ingredients. We bet you didn’t know that we also make some pretty creative, artisanal foods as well.

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If you follow our Instagram, or Facebook page, you may have gotten a glimpse of  our picture perfect tarts, handmade ice-cream cones with freshly churned ice-cream, or mouthwatering cakes. You may have seen some of our “works in progress” and we hope from time to time you wished you could come over and join us for a meal.

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With the newest addition to our indigo jones “empire”, you can do the next best thing.

Introducing Indigo Jones Eats, our site devoted to foods that you can actually order and enjoy in your own home. Whether it is a special dessert to take to a friend,dinner to be prepared, small parties to be hosted or something for the school bake sale, we’re on it. We can provide specialty foods and bespoke catering for small groups, or cooking class evenings hosted in our own loft.

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We will be featuring seasonal foods available to order, and will update the site with photos of delicious foods to entice you.

Pop on over and say hello. We hope to be eating with you soon!

For the latest from both of our sites:

 

Check us out at indigojonesnyc on instagram.

Want to see what we have been pinning? Take a look at our Pinterest page!

Tweet along on Twitter.

To keep up with the latest, show us some “like” by liking our Facebook page

Visit our sister site: indigo jones eats 


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