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:http://www.jamieoliver.com/us/foundation/jamies-food-revolution/news-content/food-revolution-kid-s-day-at-the-calabas) 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! http://www.rawinspiration.org/
Blooming up good wishes! New Red Roses designs are available on LittleRedTulip.com!
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 littleredtulip.com in a variety of stationery and desk products. Enjoy the bouquet this May!
How can it be March?? This year started out fast and full of great new energy! In January I went to the Atlanta Gift Show (my agent was exhibiting there) and got to see samples in some showrooms of new products that are coming out with my designs! Yay! Please excuse my delay in posting these but I still want to share my excitement!
The giftware company OneHundred80degrees launched my new Christmas collection of seasonal birds and woodland friends. Imagine yourself in a snowy forest with happy snowmen, perky red birds, fanciful trees and colorful snowflakes. Add in a smiling red fox and his friends the badger, raccoon and little miss porcupine...
This winter grouping has ornaments, figurines, advent calendars, handing decorations, wall art, candle holder and trays. I couldn't be more excited and pleased with how everything looked!
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