Monday, July 26, 2010

Green Beans Year Round with Bill's Kitchen Tips


From the garden to the freezer with this large amount of green beans we'll be eating home grown garden fresh green beans all winter.  It's been a great year for the garden with the early spring and hot sunny days this year, thus we have an abundance of green beans.

Bill's best tip for savoring your green beans year round is quite simple.

1. Pick all your green beans when they're ripe and wash all dirt off

2. While you're washing your beans have a full pot of water heating to a boil

3. Also be sure to have a full bowl of ice water close by

4. When the water boils carefully add all the beans and bring back to a boil

5. Once the boil returns quickly remove and strain the beans

6. Add the strained beans to the ice water and gentle toss until cold

7. Remove beans from ice water and prepare the beans either French cut or Julian cut

8. Pack and store beans in freezer bags in the portions you desire

9. Store in freezer until ready to use on that cold winter day and simple place frozen beans in boiling water

10. When water returns to a boil your beans are ready to strain and eat!

Stay posted for more helpful garden and cooking tips from Bill!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Whale of a tail- belt buckle as seen on ETSY

Our Whale Belt Buckle has been featured in yet another fun Oceanic/ Nautical themed treasury on Etsy! We thought we would share the picture of on our blog. Etsy treasuries are so fun- they are a great tool for learning about new sellers and merchandise. Check out the treasury here.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Ocean Treasury on ETSY- our Whale Belt Buckle

July has been truly spectacular, we love the summers here in Maine!
Thus we were delighted to see our Whale Belt buckle featured in this Ocean Treasury on Etsy!
There is a fun selection of ocean inspired pieces in this grouping. Love them all!

A note on our Belt Buckles- they can be customized with any of our cut out images. In addition we can engrave them with a special date or initials- making it a fun gift for the groom or groomsmen! 
Feel free to contact us to discuss all the options!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Conway, NH Artist Nathan Macomber Featured at Harvest Gold

   Harvest Gold Gallery is so excited to bring you the work of Nathan Macomber, a new and up coming artist from the White Mountains of Conway, New Hampshire. Nathan Macomber first blew glass at Massachusetts College of Art in 1995. He was hooked from his first bubble. In 1999 he received his B.A. in glass from Prescott College in Prescott, Arizona. He has also studied at the Corning Musuem of Glass in New York, the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. 
Nathan has also served as an instructor for the Corning Museum of Glass, the Snow Farm craft school in Massachusetts and he teaches private classes at his studio in Conway, New Hampshire. 
          Nathan spent the first seven years of his career in glass working in Prescott, Arizona where he developed his style and body of work. In the spring of 2002, he moved to his family's old farm in the White Mountains of Conway New Hampshire where he used to come as a young boy to see his grandma and other relatives. There, he has set up his own private studio where he can be found almost every day blowing glass, teaching, or maintaining the hundred year old farm, which has been in his family since 1949. In 2003 he juried into the League of New Hampshire Craftsman with his blown glasswork and in 2005 he juried in his metal work, which he often combines with his glass. Nathan has been serving on the League’s glass jury since 2006. 
Harvest Gold Gallery features a large collection of Macomber’s work including colorful glass paperweights, glass tumblers, large glass bowls, glass window sun catchers, indoor sculptures that combine large glass discs with artful metal bases, and outdoor sculptures towering five and a half feet tall which resemble his smaller indoor sculpture designs. In addition the gallery also exhibits two of Macomber’s famous metal spiders whose bodies are made of hand blown glass and stretch twenty-eight inches in diameter. These sculptures are a perfect adornment to any home and are sure to catch the attention of any guest. All of Macomber’s work is exquisitely handcrafted embodying bold colors and beautiful details. 

Nathan uses hand blown glass and iron for his sculptures.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

NEW in our Shop- 2mm wedding bands!

Our 1mm wedding bands have been very popular on our etsy shop and now we are so excited to bring our customers our 2mm bands! Just like the rest of our wedding bands, the 2mm band is available in yellow, white, rose and green gold. You can also choose your texture! As seen above- beaded, smooth, vertical hammered.

They look lovely and delicate. Seen here in yellow gold with a hammered texture. 

Pair the 2mm bands with our larger and smaller rings for a unique stacking set!
All rings are available through our Etsy Shop!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Maine Charm Bracelet- a beautiful souvenir!

Our new silver charm bracelet is the epitome of Maine!
With a total of 7 charms- the pine tree and star, starfish, lady slipper flower, loon, dragonfly, hummingbird, and of course the lobster! This bracelet can be customized as well. Available in our etsy shop- click here!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Harvest Gold Jewelry in 2 new ETSY treasuries!

Our beaded gold band is in this lovely handmade wedding treasury!

And our silver whale pendant is in this fun Sailor themed treasury!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

New Work by artist Guy Tringali at Harvest Gold Gallery

We are so pleased to exhibit the artwork of Guy Tringali, at our Gallery this summer! Please join us next Friday July 9th from 3-6 for our grand summer art opening.

Guy Tringali, a full-time resident of Wellfleet in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and his new oil painting collection features a beautiful array of North Eastern landscape scenes and views of Kezar Lake in Lovell, Maine. His work combines a realistic style with an impressionistic style often giving an atmospheric glow and beauty to his overall pieces. Much of his inspiration comes straight from his roots, and being the son of a Gloucester fisherman has truly impacted much of his painting.

Tringali graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and further studied painting at the Museum School in Boston, MA. Guy also studied advertising art at the Butera School of Art in Boston. His career as an art and creative director in advertising spanned more than 35 years and throughout his career he was the recipient of many industry awards.

Harvest Gold Gallery is pleased and excited to hold Tringali’s exquisite fine art paintings and welcomes all to view his work currently on display. The gallery is open daily and can be reached at (207)-925-6502. They are also available online at and


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