Monday, May 30, 2011

Design in the Form of Food!

Considering that I write about design everything needs to revolve around design. Although design can be found in many places, magazines, artwork, home decor, and even food!
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Although my passion is home decor I love to cook and bake! So I thought that I wouls share a few recipes of mine with you!

The first recipe: Cream of Mushroom Chicken Pasta - a regular pasta alternative

This recipe is the easiest recipe to make and all you need is stuff you can find in your cabinet! The things you will need is 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup, 4 chicken breast, and 2 to 3 cups of uncooked pasta. Any type of pasta will do, the whole point of this first recipe is to use stuff you have in your cupboard, you can use a variety of pastas - the end of the bag, that is always left over!

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Everything else you will need are everyday ingredients such as, flour, salt, pepper, etc...
The first thing you are going to want to do is slice the chicken into strips then you are going to want to season it with salt , pepper, and parsley. Dip the strips in and egg whites, and bread it in flour. Once you have done this you can begin to fry the chicken or bake it in the oven. You can then boil water and cook the pasta and heat the cream of mushroom soup in a saucepan. Once the chciken is done cut it into square bits you can then add the chicken to the cream of mushroom soup and add the sauce to the drained pasta. This should take about half an hour to make. It is a quick and easy meal that uses pantry items. As well it is a healthy meal, chicken breast, egg whites, whole wheat flour instead of white, the entire recipe can be made with healthy alternative ingredients. It is a delicious meal that is easy to make and healthy!

The second recipe: Berry Pie

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This is also an easy recipe, it uses a flour, butter, and sugar base pie crust. The filling is simply 6 cups of berries, 1 cup of sugar, 1 table spoon of lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of lemon zest. To make the pie crust combine the flour, sugar, and butter. When combining the butter be careful not to play with the dough to much, this will flatten the air pockets the butter makes and make the dough very tough and chewy. Once you have done this lay the crust inside your pan and let it cool in the fridge for 20 minutes to firm the dough. Then you can add the berries mixed with the other filling ingredients. You can then lay the remaining dough on top of the pie, you can fork the edges so no filling will come out. Brush the top with an egg wash and cut a few holes in the top to allow the steam to escape. It can be baked for 45 minutes on medium heat, this may depend on your oven.
These recipes are easy to make and use healthy ingredients! They use pantry items and take no time at all to make! Let me know how it turns out when you try these delicious and healthy recipes!Enjoy!

Bye For Now,

Friday, May 27, 2011

My Other Blog...

I have now finally been able to get back onto my blog! It has been crazy since my last post. My internet was down, my blog wasnt working correctly, and I am very busy! But I am back! To let you in on what I have been doing lately, I have been writing another blog, it is thius site helps potential clients to find decorators, it can also be used to find plumbers, etc... The company owner has asked me to write him pieces regarding trends, design, really anything I like pertaining to design so I woukld love to share with you all the topics I have written about!

Topic Number 1 - Why do we need a decorator?!

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take a look and see if you agree!

Topic Number 2 - Outdoor Furniture and why we need it!
I thought to myself when writing this article the exterior of the home is as important as the interior!

One of my favourite outdoor furniture providors as mentioned previously in another post is...

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They have fantastic furniture that is very durable! Check out my previous post for info on his product!

Here is a peak at my exterior furniture post..

The interior of a house is an important aspect when building a home, another important part of a home is your outdoor space. Whether it is a balcony to an apartment, acres of land on a farm, or a suburban backyard all are home. These outdoor spaces need to be as comfortable as our interiors. A lifestyle and decorating style not only need to be created for our living spaces but for our backyards as well. Outdoor furniture has taken a new step forward and now is not only dining tables. They provide a lifestyle and a space for living.......

or look at the full post at

Topic Number 3 - Colour Palette

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Take a look ...Spring has arrived but has brought little to no warmth with it. Although you can change the dreary day outside to bright and full of light. This can be done by choosing a spring/summer colour palette for all your decorating needs....for full version go to

Topic Number 4 and Unreleased - summer 2011 trends

Here is a clue as to one trend I am talking about..

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Thats right bold colours and pattern!
Take a look at for the upcoming post!

Hope you enjoyed and I will see you next time to talk about some yummy recipes I have cooked up, with plain old stuff you can find in your pantry. Because food is also design!

Bye For Now