Archive for March, 2014

26 March 2014 by megan@spoon

What’s in Leslie’s Case?

what's in Leslie's case?Leslie Dupin is a familiar face at our Downtown Petoskey store. When she started working for American Spoon during the 2010 holiday season, we were instantly charmed by her enthusiasm and her unwavering good cheer, so she transitioned from her temporary position answering phones to a year-round position in our store. She’d never worked retail before, but she’s a people person through-and-through and the job was such a perfect fit that she now co-manages both the Petoskey and Charlevoix stores. “It just sort of grew on me,” she explains with her signature smile.

Leslie grew up in metro Detroit and spent her summers at a family cottage in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. As an adult living on the outskirts of New York City, she and her husband returned to Michigan every summer, and eventually their longing for a simpler life in a small town led them to settle in Petoskey where they now make their home. Leslie loves to entertain and good food is the focal point of every gathering, from family dinners at home to casual parties with friends. She’s an avid baker with a bit of a sweet tooth who favors simple, easy-to-prepare recipes.

Here are the 12 staples you’ll almost always find in her pantry.

Leelanau Apricot PreservesMilk CaramelBlack Mission Fig Conserve
Fruit Perfect BlueberriesRaw HoneyFruit Perfect Strawberries & Rhubarb
Chili-Lime Grilling SaucePumpkin Seed SalsaCherry Peach Salsa
Dill & Caper RelishMaple SyrupWhole Seed Mustard

What’s in your case? Twelve jars ship free through June 30, 2014 so stock up with our free shipping offer, then share a photo on our Facebook page or add one to Instagram with the hashtag #myamericanspooncase.