Friday, May 1, 2015

Blog Moved!!!

Hi I've moved over to squarespace and created a website! You can follow along at Bloglovin or see me on squarespace
If you've followed with bloglovin in the past you'll need to follow the new link above.
I hope to see you all there!!!


Thursday, April 30, 2015

working with brass

 I've started working with Brass, Copper, and Sterling Silver to make earrings. 
It's been a fun learning process and is opening up many doors. Now I'm dreaming about taking some courses to learn a few techniques! 
How has your week been so far?


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Salmon & Salad Recipe

Since we have a freezer full of wild sockeye salmon (husband is a fishermen) it's always a last minuet go to because it thaws so quickly. 

I barley ever cook with recipes and usually just make stuff up, so here's the best way to explain what to do!

Beet Salad
Dice about 6 small beats into small chunks
dice 1 yam into small chunks
Place beats into an oven dish, drizzle with olive oil and a pinch of salt.
Bake beets for 20 mins at 400
Remove from oven and add yams, place back into the oven for 30 min.
Once baked I transfer them into a bowl and let cool for at least an hour.
Chop up about a cup of spinach or kale and add to salad once the beets and yams are cold.
Add 1/2 cup of goat cheese crumbles, salt, pepper, and drizzle with balsamic reduction.
Toss salad!

Moroccan Couscous Salad
1.4 cups of Israeli couscous (follow cooking instructions on packaging)
this is the big pearl couscous, I found it at costco. 
Once it's cooked let it cool in fridge for about half an hour or more, stirring occasionally.
Add half a cup raisins
half a cup roasted almond slivers
half a cup diced apricots
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro.
1 tbls of curry power (or more depending on the more flavour you'd like)
drizzle with a good amount of olive oil, and squeeze half a lemon.
Salt, pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
Toss and it's ready!

side of wild sockeye salmon
drizzle with olive oil, maple syrup.
rub about 2 tbls of brown sugar all over the top of filet. 
Bake at 400 for 15 mins.

It's so good, I would highly recommend both salads!
Like I said though I usually just make things up as I go so you can play with the amount of each ingredient or even add things like cherry tomatoes to the couscous salad!!!


Monday, April 27, 2015

New Shop Open!

I've been a busy bee these past few months starting up Tarino Bambino again. For this new collection I wanted a earthy bohemian feel.  I've been painting in watercolours which is my new favourite! 
It's  so nice to get back to creating, it makes my heart complete. 
I've opened an Etsy store: Tarino Bambino which is an exciting step for me.
You can also follow me on Instagram: TarinoBambino 
There's a bunch more to see.

Hope you've all had a great weekend