Saturday, 30 June 2012

Bike Planter

I just spotted these adorable planters on Etsy and I think my dear bike needs one. You attach the planter to your bike and add your own wee plant.What a nifty idea. My bike basket is already tricked out with plastic flowers and I always gets lots of compliments, this would just knock it off the charts!

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Deep South Slaw

The long weekend is coming! Hopefully there are barbeques galore lined up. I made a delicious Deep South Coleslaw from Vegetarian Times the other day that was creamy, crunchy and had a little spicy kick. Perfect for any Canada Day barbeque this weekend.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Beer As Our National Beverage

Is any drink more Canadian than beer? Summer just wouldn't be summer without the sight of Canadian guys milling about with their beers in hand, whether it is at barbeques, cottages or on patios. Luckily we have an apron for that. This Canada Day make your beer lover the most stylish guy at the grill with Domistyle's Will Cook For Beer apron. It is Canadian made, locally sourced and gives a shout out to the all mighty beer. Finally there is an apron that lets a man proclaim his love on his chest.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Canadian Aprons for Canada Day

Canada Day is fast approaching and what better way to show some Canadian pride than by donning a Domistyle apron? Our aprons are a truly Canadian product from concept to finish, setting them apart from other aprons on the market. We are involved in the entire process and have made a conscious decision to support local suppliers. A Domistyle apron is as Canadian as hockey, toques and back bacon.

Speaking of bacon, did you know Peameal bacon originated in Canada? One more thing for us to be proud of as Canadians. Anyone who has gobbled up a signature Peameal bacon on a bun at Toronto's St. Lawerence Market can vouch for its addictive deliciousness. Our Feel Like Bacon Love apron couldn't be more appropriate for this holiday long weekend: Canadian made, red and white colours just like our flag and hailing the all mighty bacon.

This Canada day wear your true north pride loud and proud with a Canadian made Domistyle apron.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Rhubarb Strawberry Tarts

Recently I vowed that I was going to start eating healthier again. All the summer festivities and ice cream were starting to get to me. Then I saw local strawberries at the market (still so tiny and so sweet!) and a friend gave me rhubarb, right out of her garden and my resolve flew out the window. I had to make tarts. I used Lucy Waverman's mini galette recipe and they turned out yummy and juicy, tart and sweet. It's really like eating a fruit salad in a pastry bowl. That's super healthy, right?

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Reflective Bike Vest

I am completely smitten with this reflective bike vest I found on Frolic. Safety and style with a nautical nod thrown in the mix, How can a girl go wrong? It is so cute but Iwas crushed when I could not find it on the website. Luckily, I found a D.I.Y. tutorial here. Aprons will have to wait for a while. I may have to sew up one of these adorable babies as soon as possible. Safety first!
(image from Frolic)

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Happy Summer Solstice!

(image by Isca Greenfield-Sanders)

Three cheers for the official start of summer and the longest day of the year! Bring on the lazy, hazy days of picnics, midnight bike rides and swimming in lakes! Hurray for sundresses and watermelon, drinking lemonade from frosty glasses sweating with condensation. Welcome summer!

Mexican Rice

I love a good Mexican feast with all the trimmings. It always reminds me of sunny days and lazy times on patios. A frosty Corona with lime or a margarita never hurts either. I found a recipe for Mexican rice here and it couldn't be easier, leaving time for another margarita and swinging in a hammock. I would serve it as a side, topped with chopped green onions and cilantro, or stuffed in a burrito with black beans and salsa. Yummy!

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Last Minute Idea for Dad

 (photo Martha Stewart)

Father's Day is tomorrow! We are sure that you have his Domistyle men's apron all wrapped up by now, ensuring that you will remain his favourite offspring. If you want to make his gift even more special you can always add a little extra something something. I love Martha Stewart's quick clip art labels for Father's Day that you can find here. If dad is a Grill God, personalize his favourite barbeque sauce or marinade and nestle it is his apron. If he Will Cook For Beer you can get him a few bottles with personalized labels so he doesn't have to share his brews. Such a cute idea and so easy!

Friday, 15 June 2012

Bacon Overload

Is nothing and no one immune to the salty allure of bacon? I know hardcore vegetarians who still wax nostalgic about bacon. I know people who can't imagine their pancakes without having bacon to dip in their maple syrup. There is a lot of bacon love out there. Naturally I had to add a bacon themed apron to our men's collection and contribute to the smoky adoration.

I just saw that Burger King in the U.S. has introduced a bacon sundae to their summer menu: ice cream with fudge and caramel sauce topped with bacon. I don't know whether to be impressed or appalled. I have a feeling there will be a few road trips across the border for some diehard bacon fans this summer.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Don't Disappoint Dad!

You're not still hemming and hawing about what to get dear old dad are you? There's not a lot of hawing time left! Today is the last day to guarantee delivery of our fabulous men's aprons in time for Father's Day, (you have until Wednesday if you live in the GTA). How are you going to feel when dad gets a giant smear of barbecue sauce all over his Sunday best and you know that you could have prevented it, if only you'd ordered him an apron in time. Don't let dad be a Messy Marvin. Order him an apron for Father's Day. He'll thank you and so will your mom.

Monday, 11 June 2012

An Apron Shout Out!

Awww, Sweet Cheap Toronto included our men's aprons in their Father's Day gift round up today! We couldn't agree more that our aprons are a swell way to keep dad looking funky and splatter free!

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Bill Cunningham New York

I finally had a chance to watch the delightful Bill Cunningham New York, the doc about the New York Times fashion photographer. He is over eighty years old, rides his bike everywhere and has an enduring eye for fashion, snapping high society and street style with equal flair and zeal. He is absolutely adorable and filled with joy, grinning from ear to ear as he snaps his subjects, disarmingly childlike and endearing. I've never seen Anna Wintour speak so glowingly and lovingly about anyone before. He is utterly charming and his eye for fashion is extraordinary.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Stop Aftershave Abuse!

Let us confirm what we all know is a universal truth: DAD DOES NOT WANT MORE AFTERSHAVE! Sure he'll be charming when he receives yet another tie, and he'll fake a smile as he tucks that aftershave next to his collection of other unwanted items. Dad's are gracious like that. This Father's Day wouldn't you rather treat dad to something he'll use and actually enjoy? What could be better than a Domistyle men's apron? Let dad show off his culinary prowess with style. Our men's aprons are cheeky and fun, just like dad! They have a wider cut and adjustable straps ensuring a perfect fit for all of the men in your life. With a variety of styles to choose from you will be sure to find one that will be just right for dear old dad. Retire those tired old ties and give dad a gift he'll actually use this year. Hurry though, Father's Day is only a week and a half away!