Monday, May 21, 2012

Farmer's Market weekends

Part of our journey towards healthier eating is buying and preparing more organic and local produce. We are fortunate to have some wonderful farmer's markets nearby on the both Saturday and Sunday and this weekend the one in Calabasas was full and lively with a "Food Revolution" event (Jamie Oliver linked, check it out here: with lots of activities for kids. I love to go and have a treat for the senses- everything looks, smells, and tastes wonderful. Vibrant. And it's fun to buy and try new things I wouldn't find in my normal market. This weekend's new ingredient to try is a package of flavored Thai ginger salts. The guy said he does a nice dish with udon noodles, sesame oil and some green onions and a little of the thai ginger salt on top. Yum! I'm thinking of adding thinly sliced carrots and mushrooms.

My mouth was also watering at the hummus man's stand. Green olives look so good. That night we had a lovely salad with fresh red lettuce, balsamic vinaigrette, pistachios and sliced juicy peaches.

So inspired by the abundance at the market that I am working today on designs for market bags. I want to order some to take on our next outing! In the meantime, enjoy the sights from a few of the stands. And support your local farmer's markets!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Red Roses

Blooming up good wishes! New Red Roses designs are available on!

I've been in a summery mood and loving the blooming flowers I see on trees and in gardens. It makes me smile to see the world in beautiful color and splendor with fragrant sweet smells drifting in the breeze. Ah, so inspiring! I felt like a new flower group to go with my Modern Garden lines and came up with modern red and yellow roses. They are available now on in a variety of stationery and desk products. Enjoy the bouquet this May!