Monday, 29 April 2013

Let's Make "Made in Canada" a Fashion Statement!

These were the words that came from conversations with friends and associates on social media regarding the tragedy in Bangladesh. It started with a great blog post from Red Thread Design and continued with our colleague Tail-Wags. We as shoppers need to make a statement that the price for cheap apparel is not worth the exploitation of workers. These terrible things will continue to happen if the demand for "throw away" fashion remains high.

We should take a page from the food industry where farmer's markets and buying local has blossomed into a sustainable industry. People are getting to know the people who grow and raise their food. With that, they are building a trust and understanding in each other.

Domistyle, like many other companies have made a conscious decision to manufacture in Canada because it's important to us that we support our local communities and work with other like minded companies.

This Globe and Mail video features a couple of great local shops continuing the conversation of why supporting local businesses is so important.

Make Your Fashion Statement!

Penny and Lee


Thursday, 25 April 2013

Domistyle on The Steven and Chris Show

We are so excited about being featured on The Steven and Chris show today.  The guys have been giving us expert advice in a fun and charming way on CBC since 2008.

They have great segments on everything we love like home d├ęcor, health, cooking, entertaining and much more! Our pal Chef Jo Lusted will be on the show doing a dish make over...healthy pizza!

They also have lots of DIY projects that you can actually do. Here is one of our faves: The family organizer bulletin board.

Check out the show weekdays at 2pm EST on CBC in Canada or watch online. You'll see a few of our aprons :)


Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Love-Hate Relationships

The love-hate relationship is so interesting to me. How you can feel such polar opposite emotions for any one person, place or thing, should be an anomaly. But it's not, it happens all the time.

I have a lot of these relationships with many foods. I love tomato sauce, but hate tomato juice (are they really that different??). I love dark chocolate, but hate white chocolate. I love cooked celery but hate raw celery. The list goes on...

Lately, I have been on the coconut craze. I love coconut curry, coconut oil and coconut water but hate coconut itself. How does that even make sense? I think for the most part it's the texture, but even the thought of biting into just one sliver of coconut makes me cringe.

I've talk to a few friends about this peculiar fruit and the verdict is split. People definitely either love it or hate it. There are no in betweens. So why love one part or version of a food and not another? I guess that's why we should try dishes even if they have ingredients we don't like, we just might be surprised. Here are a couple recipes with my love-hate obsession...the coconut.

Coconut Red Lentil Soup from 101 Cookbooks

Coconut Cake from Food 52


P.S. The gorgeous image is by Blanca Gomez