Tips for Caring for Your Candles

You’ve sniffed and sniffed to find the perfect candle scent for your home. Now that you’re ready to light your candle, you’ll want to know how to properly care for it. Here are a few candle care tips from Margaret Mace, owner of Pure Scents Candle Company, and a producer at the Upper Merion Farmers Market.

Tip #1:  “Candles have a memory,” Mace says. The first time you light your candle, burn it for 1 to 2 hours so that it burns all the way around the jar. That way, the next time you light the candle, you’re not burning just the center of the candle, but the whole top layer.

Tip #2:  Trim the wick or not? Mace gets this question frequently. “Candles with a cotton core like mine are self-trimming,” Mace says. Popular commercial brands of candles don’t always have cotton wicks. Trimmed wicks smoke less, so be sure to keep them short.

Tip #3:  Location matters. If your candle won’t stay lit or you’re having trouble smelling its scent, place it in a different spot in your home. “There are air currents throughout your house that you may not notice,” according to Mace. Placing the candle in another location in your home ensures that you’ll be better able to enjoy it.

To learn more about candles, especially the hand-crafted variety, visit Pure Scents Candle Company online, or stop by to speak with Margaret at the market.

100% Soy Wax Candles from Pure Scents Candle Co

100% Soy Wax Candles from Pure Scents Candle Co

Food Pairing Suggestions from A’Dello Vineyard and Winery

A'Dello Vineyard and Winery

A’Dello Vineyard and Winery

This week, we bring you some delicious wine and food pairing recommendations from one of our vendors, A’Dello Vineyard and Winery, located in Perkiomenville, PA.

A’Dello features five distinct categories of wine – Signature Reds, Signature Whites, Semi-Sweet Whites, Cellar Door/Blush Collection, and Fun and Fruity. Owner and vintner Dom Dellose offers these great suggestions on foods that will really complement your wine experience!

Food pairings:

Signature Reds

  • Includes Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and more.
  • Pair these wines with pasta, meat, or prime rib.

Signature Whites

  • Includes  Chardonnay and Chardonel, and also includes barrel-aged selections.
  • Pair these wines with fettuccine.

Semi-Sweet Whites

  • Includes Sauvignon, Riesling, and Sweet Niagara.
  • Pair these wines with fish, salad, or chicken for a refreshing taste.

Fun and Fruity

  • Includes the 100% fruit collection featuring blueberry, apple, peach, and strawberry selections.
  • Pair these fruity wines with barbecue foods.

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