The Butter Paddle HOT FLASH 10/18/2019



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.




The Butter Paddle has many products to warm up your home for the Harvest and Thanksgiving season. Shown here are Pumpkin Candles, a Pilgrim Figurine, and a 13-inch Cutting Board from Maple Leaf At Home. Maple Leaf cutting boards are available in a variety of wood colors, shapes and sizes, with or without handles. Each can be personalized with an initial, a name, a phrase or an image. Maple Leaf At Home is proudly made in the U.S.A.



Primitive Artisan serving pieces are crafted from recycled glass, their textured surfaces reflect their unique character, and will be a welcome addition to your home or dining room decor.


Canterbury Lane Hand-crafted 3D Collage Art

These unique pieces of art are carefully created using the technique of collage. The artwork is hand-cut and assembled from small pieces of card stock and incorporates patterns, maps, shapes and pieces of text together from various sources. This layered and dimensional technique gives these works their signature look and depth. The result is a piece of artwork that can be appreciated from afar and admired for its unusual details up close.


These necklaces, earrings and bracelet from Whitney in Sarasota are stunning and have high impact. They are constructed of copper, brass, nickel silver, and polymer clay. The chains are gold plated brass. Whether it is a bold necklace or an intricate pair of earrings, Whitney’s work carries an integrity to the elements of design that the metals demand. Each piece made by hand in the USA.


Tart & Sweet

Sutter Buttes Meyer Lemon Olive Oil uses hand-picked fresh Meyer Lemons that are cold pressed within hours of harvest, creating an aromatic olive oil that is extremely smooth and bursting with sweet lemon flavor. So versatile it can be used with seafood, meats, chicken, vegetables, and pasta dishes. Wonderful to use on the grill, or sautéing and steaming your favorite dishes. When baking, use it instead of butter.




Zucchini Fritters

4 cups shredded zucchini
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 tablespoons minced garlic
1/3 cup scallions (green and white parts)
Sutter Buttes Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 tsp sea salt

1/8 tsp black pepper
sour cream or marinara for serving (optional)

Place the zucchini in a colander set over a bowl and sprinkle lightly with salt. Allow it to stand for 10 minutes. Using your hands, squeeze out as much liquid from the zucchini as possible. Transfer the zucchini to a large bowl. Add the flour, cheese, garlic, eggs, sliced scallions, sea salt and pepper to the bowl, stirring until the mixture is combined.

Line a plate with paper towels. Liberally coat the bottom of a large sauté pan with olive oil and place it over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot, scoop 3 tablespoon mounds of the zucchini mixture into the pan, pressing them lightly into rounds and spacing them at least 2 inches apart. Cook the zucchini fritters for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer the zucchini fritters to a paper towel lined plate and immediately sprinkle with the sea salt. Repeat process for more fritters.

Serve the zucchini fritters topped with marinara sauce, sour cream and scallions.



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Uplift Family Services, formerly EMQ FamiliesFirst, is California’s largest and most comprehensive social services agency for children and their families. The private nonprofit, headquartered in Campbell, California, has helped children in crisis for more than 150 years. The agency’s mission is to do whatever it takes to help children, strengthen families, build communities and advocate for change.


Uplift Family Services serves more than 30,000 children and their family members annually. 

The Butter Paddle - Hot Flash - e-Blast 230

October 18, 2019