The short version, we are a passion-driven craft spice and catering company that started and still operates as an entertainment website dedicated to lighting the grill, cracking a beer and cranking the tunes. We feature our recipes along with a different American microbrew and stoner rock album 1-2 times a week. As with any company, there’s a lot more. For those that are interested, read on…
As you can imagine, music is huge part of our life so what better way to “chapterize” our story than by music lyrics to take you on the journey.
“There’s a part of me, that’s always 16. I’ve found the secret of eternal youth”
-Pantera “Goddamn Electric”
These words have always rang true and we consider ourselves very blessed to be wired that way. Same friends, same passions, same choices in music, etc,,. When everyone else seemed to be growing old and changing, we held true to what we loved. The problem of course is that life changes from 16 to adulthood, so although we still held these ideals in our hearts, real life (at least what we projected “real life” to look like) had its way of sneaking in and perhaps none more glaring than what a “real world” job looked like. So, into the corporate world we went, following what family and/or society had planned for us. There were a lot of years spent in places where we felt like our sense of self was dying every day we laced up our shoes to join the rat race each morning. We had passions, we had dreams, we knew we were created for a life more than this.
“Just remember love is life and hate is living death. Treat your life for what it’s worth and live for every breath”.
-Black Sabbath “A National Acrobat”
So we analyzed our lives; what made us unhappy, what would make us happy, what did we want to accomplish and most importantly why weren’t doing anything about it. This is where faith, support and belief comes in. What was stopping us? So, we quit the corporate world and started down the path of following our dream. We started to cater to friends and family then rolled out the Stoner Rock BBQ craft spice line; all natural craft spices that we hand blend with no chemicals, no preservatives and with minimal salt that are custom made for the grill or kitchen. So, we were doing what we loved now, what was left?
“So I put my hand upon plow, wipe the sweat up from my brow. Plant the good seed along the way, as I look forward to the day when at last I see my Father run to me, singing oh, my child”
-Josh Garrels “At My Table”
In our view, life is not as simple as just doing what you love. That’s a huge first step, but we’re created to do so much more. We’re made to love, support, help and disciple our fellow man. Before we rolled out the spice line, we created the S.P.I.C.E program. From our very first sale, we made the decision to donate a portion of the proceeds of our sales to various children’s charities and made a deliberate choice to connect with the people we interact with on a different level; to get to know them, to listen to them and most importantly to love them. So here we are, what started out as a rudimentary Blogger page years ago has turned into a small family business that is doing what we love, giving back to the community and above all living our lives as the people we were created to be. To all of those who have supported us, thank you from the bottom of our heart for without you we would not be able to do what we do.