Thursday, 22 November 2012

One of a Kind Prep

So it only took a week to get over jet lag from the West coast. I, like others I'm sure, was never good at time change. Even daylight savings time seems to put my sleep pattern into a tail spin.

While in my zombie-like state I found this scrap piece of paper with a recipe on it, and I have no idea where it came from. I know I didn't rip it out of a magazine at the doctor's office. That drives my crazy. I find a recipe I like while flipping through a magazine in the waiting room, I pull out my pen and paper to write it down and when I get to the page, it's been ripped out. Grrrr.

I have been prepping lots of good food for the marathon stint at the One of a Kind Show. So this salad seemed perfect as it has healthy ingredients to keep me full and energized: green beans, pasta and kidney beans.

Green Bean and Pasta Salad (from I don't know where)

Cook 1 1/4 cups of penne pasta adding 1 cup of green beans halved crosswise during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain and run under cold water. Toss pasta and green beans with 1 cup kidney beans, 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp lemon juice, and salt and paper.

I'm hoping this will help keep me away from desire to eat lots and lots of chocolate while in the booth...we'll see :P

See you at the show! It starts today. We are in booth I-26


Friday, 2 November 2012

West Coast Love

It has been a really busy time for us at Domistyle. We have been going through many changes and with that a few bumps in the road. But it's the start of the frenzied holiday season and we couldn't be more excited to kick it all off with Circle Craft our fave west coast show.

It's the 39th annual Christmas Market and people come from all over to check out all the great artisans. We met one couple who travels 8 hours to attend the show and they haven't missed one in 10 years! It's such a wonderful community the people at Circle Craft have created.

"Circle Craft Co-operative is a unique BC Artist Cooperative dedicated to providing opportunities for craftspeople to connect with the community. Formed in 1972, Circle Craft has grown to become a major force in the marketing and promotion of quality craft, utilizing a ‘direct from the artist’ approach."

So, if you are in the Vancouver area, come by the market and say hello. We are in booth 348 this year. Hope to see you there!