The Butter Paddle HOT FLASH 09/28/2018




The Butter Paddle is a fund-raising arm of the EMQ Auxiliary, which has served the needs of local children in crisis since 1934.

100% of the profit from the shop is donated to Uplift Family Services, formerly EMQ FamiliesFirst.



With the kids in school and pumpkins appearing in the garden, The Butter Paddle dresses up for Fall. Drop in and see our new colors; shop for some yummy soup mixes and preserves; enjoy some Wicked Mix Snacks, a treat for your palate; and augment your fall wardrobe with kooky and spooky hats and jewels.

"Cousin IT" is expecting you! hee hee



NEW FROM annieglass....
The sarong-makers of Bali have intrigued Annie since her first visit in 1982. Bali Bronze is Annie’s interpretation of the first sarong she collected, with an enlarged satin gold and copper Ikat design. The woven pattern is textured onto the glass to imitate the warp and weft of the sarong’s weaving. Available in 5 sizes for entertaining or home accents.



Looking like a work of art...

..these American Corner jackets are available in 5 different designs and colors. Clutch velveteen purses from Shiraleah are the beautiful, final touch to make an outfit for day or evening.

our model: Beverly Gillick, Auxiliary Member

No Watering Required!

Enjoy the ease of gardening by decorating your home with porcelain ceramic succulents from Tozai. These realistic sculptures come in varying sizes and can be wall-hung or arranged as table decor. And there is no watering required! 


At Clif Family Preserves, the Black Mission fig trees are enormous, overflowing with delicious deep purple fruit each summer. They make a beautifully opulent preserve that is a perfect spread on top of a creamy goat cheese, tangy blue cheese or used as a glaze on ribs. 


Alabaster Beauty!

Fall is the beginning of the entertainment season, and Shiraleah tableware sets a high standard for globally-inspired, modern design. These faux "Alabaster", glass bowls, platters and vases come in a polished or frosted finish. They are available in turquoise, white or grey, all with the distinct striations of genuine alabaster.  Food and dishwasher safe.   



"MAX RHYMES" book signing

"Max Rhymes" - beloved and inspirational books for pre-schoolers. These delightfully illustrated books focus on the core values of self-worth, manners, gratitude and personal responsibility. 

The Butter Paddle is happy to welcome the creators of "Max Rhymes", Todd and Jackie Courtney, who will join us for a...


Saturday, SEPTEMBER 29th from 12-4 PM

Todd and Jackie will personalize the books, so it’s a great opportunity to purchase great gifts for the Holiday Season. If you can’t make it in, please tell friends and family to drop by. There will also be a visit from a life size “MAX”. See YouTube video below.



Tickets are available at:






TRI TIP & CORN WITH SPICY AVOCADO DRESSING       (Earth & Vine Key Lime Tangerine Chili Marinade & Dressing)

1 pound corn, fresh or frozen
1 large red bell pepper, chopped
1 avocado, ripe but not mushy 
12 ounce tri tip

1/2 cup E&V Key Lime Tangerine Chili Marinade & Dressing 
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 ripe avocado 
Salt & pepper

Preparation & Cooking Instructions:
Boil corn in a pot of lightly salted water until tender, drain and cool. Toss corn, bell pepper and one sliced avocado together. Season steak with salt and pepper and grill to desired doneness. While steak is cooking blend dressing ingredients until smooth. Plate corn mixture and top with sliced steak and spicy avocado dressing. Serves 4

Tressa's Tip: Substitute chicken or a firm white fish in place of the red meat if preferred.


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 Thought you should know...

Uplift Family Services, formerly EMQ FamiliesFirst, is California’s largest and most comprehensive social services agency for children and their families. The private, nonprofit behavioral health provider, headquartered in Campbell, California, has helped children in crisis for more than 140 years. The agency’s mission is to do whatever it takes to help children, strengthen families, build communities and advocate for change.

serving more than 30,000 children and their family members annually


The Butter Paddle - Hot Flash - e-Blast 204

September 28, 2018