Rosemary Shortbread

Ingredients: 3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1/4 cup icing sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup rice flour (or cornstarch)* – this creates the crumbly texture 1 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped Optional: extra sugar to top *If you don’t have rice flour or cornstarch, just add an … Continued

Fig + Bourbon Festive Cocktail

Matter Company wants to wish everyone a happy holiday! What better way than to celebrate with a cocktail made with some of our favourite festive flavours – mint, lemon & figs. We hope you enjoy the last few days of 2015 with friends & family. Cheers! 2 fresh figs, chopped 4-6 fresh mint (plus more for garnish) 1/2 oz fresh lemon … Continued

Edible Hostess Gifts

Party season challenges us to find thoughtful, unique hostess gifts without breaking the bank. We spend an hour or so crafting various types of herbal oils; stocking our gift cupboard with pretty little gifts for all of our wonderful hostesses and last minute invitations. For an environmentally minded gift, keep watch throughout the year for … Continued

Burdock Root Chai Tea

As the temperature drops and the snow starts to fly, there’s nothing better than curling up with a warming cup of chai tea. The combination of spices will warm you from the inside out, and might even make you look forward to the long, cold nights of winter. Makes 1-2 servings 2 cloves 2 cardamom … Continued

Festive Rosehip Centrepiece… and Rosehip Tea!

Pretty red berries pack a punch, and a bouquet of rosehips are every bit as lovely as a bouquet of roses. Find a sparkly vintage jar, a string of fairy lights (look at the Dollar Store for battery-operated ones), and a length of ribbon to create a stylish centerpiece to brighten your table. A few … Continued