Saturday, December 6, 2008

No Recession In Tupperware!

HOLIDAY 2008

Special Edition

Consultants Driving Company’s Growth
Fueling that growth is the Tupperware Opportunity.

Thousands of women and men in North America looking for a source of income aren’t waiting for government bailouts to take effect. Instead, they’re taking charge of their futures and starting their own Tupperware businesses.

A FUN, CONTEMPORARY PARTY

The Tupperware party and the Tupperware Opportunity are
lauded by many of today's hottest celebrities, including Mariska Hargitay, Tori Spelling and Ice-T. “The party today is really a girl's night out,” said Goings during a recent interview
with the Orlando Sentinel. “It's women getting together. It is interactive. They have a lot of fun.
“And...you've got...a compensation program that makes people say, ‘Hey, I can earn great money holding these parties and building my own sales organization.’ There is a party starting
every two and a half seconds.”

EXCITING PRODUCTS TO SHARE

Besides updated classics, Tupperware now offers cookware and kitchen gadgets, teas and related products, interactive children’s toys, and on-the-go food storage options. “Our focus is on saving people time and money and helping them live healthier lives,” said Kanwar S. Bhutani, president, Tupperware U.S. and Canada.

Multiple Avenues to Success

While the home party continues to be the heart of the business model, Tupperware Consultants also sell through their own personalized Web sites. A Web site promotes a Tupperware consultant’s business and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And, there are no geographic boundaries for selling or encouraging other people to start their own home-based businesses.

Savvy Tupperware Consultants also find financial success and personal satisfaction in helping other people—and their families—achieve their goals. Tupperware Consultants are reaching out to others in search of more income, work-life balance and greater flexibility, and welcoming them as they open their own home-based businesses.

TOP-NOTCH CORPORATE REPUTATION

That focus was recognized this year when Forbes magazine included Tupperware Brands Corporation. on its “Most Admired Companies” list. Tupperware was ranked No. 2 in the
Household Products category.

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED - LEARN MORE

Tupperware Sales ForceMembers enjoy meeting with potential new Consultants, answering questions about becoming a Tupperware Consultant and taking applicants through the easy steps to starting their very own business, Bhutani said. He suggested that people interested in learning more contact their Tupperware Consultant.

Call me (Cheryll) at 604.261.1509 or e-mail me cforge@aol.com for more information.

© 2008 TUPPERWARE CANADA EDITION CAREERS SOAR!

The company also should do well in 2009, he said. In fact, women and men across North America are turning to Tupperware for a lucrative earning opportunity during these stressful economic times.

COMPANYOFFERS SPECIAL SAVINGS FOR NEW SELLERS

To support new Consultants as they start their businesses, Tupperware is offering a special incentive. When a new Consultant achieves $500 or more in personal sales during their first 30 days in business, they qualify to save 60%on the purchase of their choice of two sets-the Vent 'N Serve™ 5 Pc. Large Set or the Modular Mates® Starter System Set.

Outlook Bright With Tupperware

Orlando, FL—Tupperware is a bright spot on the economic landscape, even in today’s tough business climate. "We are pleased to report another strong quarter of sales growth," said Rick Goings, chairman and chief executive officer of Tupperware Brands Corp., when the company released its third quarter 2008 earnings.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Empanadas Anyone?

I just can't seem to help myself... when I see something fun and different, I really have to try it! So here it is, my 1st attempt at making Apple Cinnamon Empanadas! Delicious! Recipe to follow.

Let's start with the pastry. It was suggested that we use a 15 oz. package of refrigerated piecrust or packaged empanada dough, but I just can't bring myself to use processed foods. I found a recipe on Epicurious that had been review by several people and given a great rating, so I decided to use it. I made it in my Quick Chef and was really pleased with the results, but I will provide the original recipe for you just in case you haven't gotten your Quick Chef yet.

Both the dough and the filling makes enough for 12 pastries. Try them with savoury fillings too.

Empanada Dough

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 stick (1/2 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 large egg
1/3 cup ice water
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

Preparation

Sift flour with salt into a large bowl and blend in butter with your fingertips or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal with some (roughly pea-size) butter lumps.
Beat together egg, water, and vinegar in a small bowl with a fork. Add to flour mixture, stirring with fork until just incorporated. (Mixture will look shaggy.)
Turn out mixture onto a lightly floured surface and gather together, then knead gently with heel of your hand once or twice, just enough to bring dough together. Form dough into a flat rectangle and chill, wrapped in plastic wrap, at least 1 hour.

Apple Cinnamon Filling

Ingredients

4 apples peeled and cored
(or a 21 oz. can of sliced apples, drained)
1 lemon (use juice and zest)
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. Simple Indulgence Cinnamon & Vanilla Seasoning Blend
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp. butter
1/4 cup raisins

Place apples in Quick Chef (Ok, now you need the Quick Chef!)with blade attachment. Add remaining ingredients, cover and process until coarsely chopped. Melt butter over medium heat in Chef Series 9-1/2" Nonstick Fry Pan. Add apples and stir to coat. Lower heat and cook apple mixture 5 minutes until soft. Add raisins and cook until mixture has thickened. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll dough to a 12" circle on the Simply Perfect Pastry Sheet. Using the bottomside of the Empanada Maker, cut 4 rounds of pastry. Re-roll dough as needed. Place a cut round of pastry on the Empanada Maker; moisten edges with beaten egg or water.

Place heaping tbsp. of filling in center of Empanada Maker and close, pressing tightly to seal. Open and remove the sealed empanada and place on baking sheet lined with the Silicone Wonder Mat. Brush tops of empanadas with beaten egg. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Trends for 2009

At this time of year it is interesting to project forward and imagine what the new year will bring. When a recent survey asked what's important to people, many answered with a common theme. That theme is HOME. HOME is an acronym for the following:

Health
Organization
Money
Environment

How can we improve our health and that of our families, increase our organization in kitchens and homes, save money, and take care of the environment? The answer can be found in a line of products... and those products are produced by Tupperware! You might ask how Tupperware can help in all of these areas?

Tupperware prevents the loss of vitamins and minerals from foods, that are stored in our refrigerators, freezers, and cupboards. Since we know "we are what we eat", there is one step towards maintaining and improving health.

Organization is a big challenge for all of us. Modular Mate containers in our kitchen cupboards, FridgeSmart containers in our fridges, along with Freezer Square Rounds in our fridges and freezers, go a long way in organizing the room that seems to be a collect all. When our kitchens are organized there is a feeling of organization throughout our homes.

With these challenging and uncertain economic times, everyone is concerned. Let's use Tupperware to extend and preserve the life of those expensive groceries, and save money big time. With FridgeSmart containers, we won't be dumping limp produce in the compost or garbage at the end of the week, and Modular Mates will keep our pantry items fresh and bug free. These are sure ways to save money.

And what about the environment? Can Tupperware help us go GREEN? Tupperware is 62 years old, and an original green company, that creates very high quality containers and tools, meant to be reused, last a lifetime, and not end up in the landfill.

On the topic of the environment, here are a couple of statistics for you: Did you know that 31 billion liters of water are produced every year in the US, so that people can take water with them? Those bottles require some 17 million barrels of oil for production, and many of them end up in landfills and in our waterways. Lots of those plastic bottles end up in mass on the floor of our oceans, and others negatively impact animal all around the world. Also consider that it takes more energy to recycle plastic bottles than to manufacture new ones, to realize that we must halt or at least reduce their use. Halting or reducing disposible water bottle use also decreases our dependence on foreign oil producers, a state that is good for all of us.

So where does Tupperware fit in? For starters Tupperware has many styles of beverage containers for both hot and cold drinks to choose from, that are reuseable and dishwasher safe. Let's all do what we can to reduce our impact on the environment, by doing something as simple as, taking our water with us in a reuseable container, and to choose containers that are meant to be reused whenever we can. That is better for both us and our environment.

So think about HOME and what it means to you... and when you start to think seriously about HOME... think Tupperware! Then give me a call to find out how you can get FREE Tupperware, another money saving idea!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Introducing Radiance by Tupperware

video

Check out the video showing Tupperware's gorgeous new Radiance line! The bowls looks like glass and the set is a beautiful addition for entertaining or family use.

Until the end of December 2008, earn this lovely collection FREE, by hosting your own Tupperware demonstration!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sandy's Famous Jello Squares

Sandy hosted a Tupperware party recently and served these delightful Jello Squares. We were all impressed with the squares, and had a lot of fun decorating them with whipped cream using the new Squeeze It Decorator. It was fun for both kids and adults! Thanks Sandy for sharing your family recipe with us!

Sandy's Famous Jello Squares

4 small packages - different coloured Jello
1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
7 packets Knox Unflavoured Gelatin

Divide the condensed milk into 3 equal parts, 1/3 cup each.

Add 2/3 cup of boiling water and 1 pkg of gelatin to each 1/3 cup of milk, stirring well after addition.

To each pkg of Jello add 1 pkg of gelatin and 1 cup of boiling water. Stir well.

Pour one cooled Jello mixture into a 9" X 12" Tupperware Prep Essentials Cold Cut Keeper, and place in fridge on level shelf for 20 minutes.

Pour milk mixture onto set Jello layer and place back in fridge for 20 minute while this layer sets.

Repeat, alternating Jello with milk mixture and placing in fridge for 20 minutes in between.


Tip: Don't let the layers set too long or the Jello will become too hard and the layers will separate.

Also, be sure to use a Tupperware container to layer the Jello in, as the squares will stick to metal. You could substitute a glass 9" X 13" pan in a pinch.

Before serving place container in warm water for a few minutes for the edges to soften. Then cut with a wet knife into 1" squares or diamonds being careful not to cut your container. Serve on plate or in small decorative muffin cups.

Enjoy!

Note: This recipe might seem a little time consuming at first, but with practice you'll have it down pat... then you'll be famous just like Sandy!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Smart Savings are in the Bag!

Recent research shows that more people are eating out less in order to save money. By making and taking lunch to work, you can save serious dollars.

Let’s say you spend $7 a day or $35 a week for lunch, $5 a day or $25/week for coffee and/or breakfast, and around $8 a week for gas to travel to and from lunch. Your total expenditure is $68 a week or over $3500 a year! In many cases, that total can easily rise to between $3900 and $5200 a year!

With increased economic pressures, you have a great opportunity to save money with Tupperware® products. See how easy it is to create tasty, healthy and affordable lunches from leftovers or from your imagination. You can stock up on lunch tips by searching for “healthy lunch tips” on the internet.

Think about how much money you can save with Tupperware® products. And unlike storage bags and cheap imitations, Tupperware® products are designed to last so they won’t be tossed into landfills, creating a win, win situation!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen! Start Your Ovens... its baking season!

Recently a customer asked me to track down a Tupperware Silicone Fluted Baking Pan that she needed for a simple cake recipe a friend had given her. The process reminded me that I should dust my silcone bakeware off and do some baking too. I baked these muffins and shared one with a neighbour who asked me to post the recipe.

Greta's Blueberry Muffins

I was lucky enough to get to know Greta, the woman who was head of food services at an exclusive, private club in Vancouver. Just before she retired, she was kind enough to share her recipe for the best blueberry muffins I have ever eaten.
I guess it pays to rave about someone's cooking!
This recipe makes 24 large muffins that freeze beautifully. They are great to have on hand for breakfast or make them into mini's for snacks after school.


Pictured are my freshly baked muffins, baked in the Tupperware Silicone Muffin Pans. These muffin pans make great muffins and are easy to clean - things that are important to me when I bake.

Greta's Blueberry Muffins

5 cups flour
2 cups wheat germ
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 Tbsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

3 eggs
1 liter buttermilk
1/2 cup oil

3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

In large bowl, mix together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, whisk eggs; add buttermilk and oil. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix lightly just until moistened. Fold in blueberries. Scoop into Tupperware Silicone Muffin Pans or lightly oiled or paper lined muffin tins.

Bake in 375 degree oven for 20 - 25 minutes or until lightly browned on top.

Thanks Greta! Now we can all enjoy these muffins!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

FridgeSmart Containers are a Necessity!

Just look at what I picked up in my basket at the local farmers market! I couldn't resist showing you what I do with it when I get home.


My 2 butter lettuces are rinsed and placed in a large FridgeSmart Container, where they will be refrigerated until I prepare a salad for dinner. You might notice the fresh broccoli in another FridgeSmart Container, and last but not least, those beautiful greens of Swiss Chard and Beets will occupy a third large FridgeSmart Container. Everything is ready to prepare, and will keep way better than if stored in a plastic bag.

And did you notice? I didn't need to pick up even 1 plastic bag at the market! Can you tell? I love my folding baskets and my Tupperware! They save me both time and money, and I have the freshest produce in town!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Tupperware Brands, Inc. admired by other companies!

Could you really want any more in a company you work for or purchase products from? Just see what Fortune thinks about Tupperware as a company.

Fortune® ranked Tupperware Brands, Inc. #2 this year in the Household Products industry...Learn more

Tupperware is not only recognized, as a household name by consumers, but is admired by its peer companies. Tupperware Brands, Inc. was ranked 2nd in all of America in the following areas:


Innovation

People management

Use of corporate assets

Social responsibility

Quality of management

Financial soundness

Long-term investment

Quality of products/services



It is clear that Tupperware's quality is more than skin deep!


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Record Breaker Month is Here!

Statistics show that September is actually the start of most people's year - that typically we are more productive between September and the end of the year, than during any other period in the year.

School is back in and the casual life of summer is over... even for those of us who don't have little children. And what I've noticed is, that many of us are looking to get organized, whether we need containers to transport a lunch, or just to house the produce in the fridge. And would you believe it? Some have even mentioned the words "Christmas shopping" already! And of course, Tupperware can help with Christmas baking, by saving us time, when we use the fabulous bowls and little gadgets, and save our creations, when we store them in the virtually air and liquid tight Tupperware containers.

September is a special month in the Tupperware world too. It is affectionately referred to as "Record Breaker Month". During the month of September, Tupperware Consultants are challenged to break their previous best September month of sales. To support us in the field, Tupperware offers awesome host exclusive gifts, as well as amazing consumer offers. So for you, it is truly the best time of year to host a party! You can get organized, and purchase those reusable containers, that will save you lots of money, and reduce what you send to the landfill. A win win situation. You can also start your holiday shopping with our brand new catalogue, and find some unique items you will love to have and to give! And Hosts, Tupperware love to give you FREE Tupperware products to thank you for hosting.

Give me a call or drop me an e-mail to fit Tupperware into your September!

Monday, June 9, 2008

25 Uses for a Citrus Peeler!

So here it is... a list of 25 things you can use the coveted Tupperware Citrus Peeler for! I'm sure this is only a partial list, so e-mail me if you have something to add.

1. Removing peel from Citrus Fruits
2. Staple Remover
3. Letter Opener
4. Removing Can Labels
5. Cleaning the Rim of Tupperware Seals
6. Cuticle Pusher
7. Smoothing Out Grout
8. Turning Flathead Screws
9. Removing Skin from Avocado
10. Removing Muffins from Muffin Pans
11. Use as a Hook to Dip Pretzels
12. Drink Stir Stick
13. Finger Splint When Camping
14. Shoe Horn
15. Butter Knife
16. Lawn Aerator (this is only practical with a small patch of cat grass in my opinion!)
17. Fish Hook Remover
18. Separate a Hard Boiled Egg from its Shell
19. Cake Tester
20. Plastic Bag Opener
21. Potato Eyer
22. Opening a CD or DVD
23. Removing Wax from Furniture
24. Separating Cheese Slices
25. Crochet Hook

It is also handy for cutting cakes in a plastic container. I don't know why this one wasn't on the list!

What? You don't have a citrus peeler? Contact me to find out how to get one.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Where did the Tupperware Name Come From?

The Tupperware Name
(Source: www.tupperware.com) In 1946, Earl Tupper introduced plastic storage ware with airtight seals patterned after the inverted rim on a can of paint which prevented food from drying out, wilting or losing its flavor. Despite this breakthrough, the products didn't sell well in retail outlets, primarily because consumers needed demonstrations in order to see how they worked. In response, the first Tupperware Home Party was held in 1948. This proved a dramatically effective way of communicating.

Tupperware is celebrating its 62 Birthday this year, and 60 years in the home party business. Tupperware was the first company to sell products at home parties, and since then, many companies have copied Tupperware's successful marketing plan!

The Wonderlier Bowl Set is a Tupperware Classic!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Food Prices on the Rise Big Time!

A twenty % increase in the cost of flour and rice is nothing compared to the price I paid for flour this week at Capers, which was recently bought out by Whole Foods. Anita's Organic unbleached white flour rose from an already pricey $5.99 to an outrageous $9.99 for 2 Kilos! It is not hard to imagine a loaf of bread going for $10 at this rate.

So, for sure you don't want any of your staples to go to waste. You don't want to lose any of your dry goods to bugs, or to oxidation that causes rancidity.

Here is a recent experience I had with flour that you might be interested in: I bought some whole grain cake and pastry flour that was sealed with an expiry date towards the end of 2009, and when I opened it I took a whiff to make sure it was fresh. Boy, I was glad I did, because although it should have been as fresh as the day it was ground, it was rancid. How did I know? Fresh flour should have no odor at all. If it has any "smell" at all it is rancid. White flour keeps almost indefinitely because the "germ" has been removed. The "germ" is where the wheat berry stores the oil, and it is the oil that goes off. Whole wheat flour will stay fresh for about 3 months when stored in a cool dark cupboard, but for longer storage keep it in the fridge or better yet, keep it in the freezer. Your Tupperware containers like Modular Mates are ideal for storing grains and flours for optimal freshness, and they even work in the freezer. Don't let your expensive grocery purchases go to waste... store them in Tupperware!

Modular Mates are available in Brilliant Blue or Passion (shown)

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Rising Food Costs Again

Yikes! After a 20% increase to consumers in the price of flour last month, we are told today that there is now a 20% increase in the price of rice. Both increases are due to shortages of grains.

Now is the perfect time to increase the shelf life of both flour and rice, by storing them in Tupperware Modular Mates. Modular Mates will keep your goods fresh, and protect them from bugs and beetles too.

I'd love to do a Custom Kitchen planning for you!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Tupperware on CBS News

With a challenging economy Tupperware is growing by leaps and bounds! People are saving money by using Tupperware to eliminate food waste, and new consultants are finding great opportunities selling Tupperware in addition to, or instead of their regular jobs.

Find out more by watching a short videoclip from CBS.

http://www.tupperware.ca/cons_home/news_updates/in_the_news/in_the_news.htm

Sunday, March 2, 2008

TupperLiving coming in March 2008!

TupperLiving is a whole new line being introduced in March! So far there are no available pictures, but as soon as there are I'll get them up.

Look for Microfiber Dishcloths, Microfiber Multi-purpose Towels, and Microfiber Kitchen Towels!

Microfiber cloths are hailed as the best cleaning products in decades and are the latest must have for every home. The Kitchen and Multi-Purpose Towels feature double-sided waffle design, hemming throughout and extraordinary fiber content that allows each towel to absorb seven to eight times its weight in water!

Can you imagine.... looking forward to cleaning your dishes and home?

Reasonably priced and discounted with an introductory price, these Microfiber items are going to be very popular. I love the idea that the Microfiber Dishcloths can be placed in the dishwasher for cleaning. How cool is that?

And to complement the escence line of Hand Soap, Pot & Dish Soap, and Hand Lotion, Tupperware is adding the escence Fragrant Reed Diffuser.

Fill the elegant etched glass bottle with the invigorating scents of fresh citrus and cilantro. Reeds gradually absorb and dispense scent throughout the room for a flameless, artistic alternative to candles. The set includes everything you need for a lovely display.

Book a party in March to show off these latest Tuppeware additions and receive a Microfiber Dishcloth and Microfiber Multi-purpose Towel from me FREE as well as your regular host gifts!

Check back often for an update.

New Blog for the Collapsible Baskets!

Because the Collapsible Baskets have been such a hit, I've decided they need their own blog. You will find out the latest Basket News at http://baskettalk.blogspot.com. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Winner of the "Refer a Friend" Draw - December

Wow! Everyone loves his/her new baskets, and many of you have referred friends to purchase one or more baskets of their own. Because December saw so many baskets find new homes, I drew 2 names from the pool. Nicole, who won in November, also became a winner in December! Our other winner is Alexis! Congratulations to both of you, winning the Tupperware 2 cup Large Duo Bowl!
The one and two cup bowls "click" together to pair things like cereal and milk, or yogurt and granola. This way your items won't get soggy when you need to transport or store them before serving.


I look forward to the January draw for those of you with referrals before the end of the month!

A Recent Fund Raiser

Here is a nice thank you note I received from an organization that raised funds with Tupperware:

"Thank you for your cheque in support of our projects. I enjoyed the Tupperware Party and am pleased with the products I ordered." - Faye in Vancouver

Thank you Faye! It is always a pleasure to be part of raising funds for a cause people are passionate about!