Monday, January 20,2014 The One about Fabric and Food

Monday, March 2, 2015

Been seeing a lot of Otomi prints lately and decided to use it for a chair reupholstery project I am doing right now.
If you aren't familiar with the print, here is an example.
The print originated from the Otomi people. Thousands of cave paintings were discovered in Mexico and the interesting designs became popular all over the world. The Otomi people made these drawings describing healing, rites of passage, and worship. The hand embroidered scenes reflect these cave paintings from over 2000 years ago.
is an example of an embroidered Otomi printed pillow. This is from Wisteria.

Here the print is on a quilt from

I don't usualy post receipes but I love to cook and thought if I had something worth sharing I would do that with you. I made this quick and flavorful salad for dinner. rachel Ray had demonstrated it on her show and although she paired it with steak I did it with salmon burgers. 
mushroom and celery salad. 

Serves 4
5 ribs of celery, cut crosswise to 3 inch thickness and then sliced thin lengthwise
Bunch of scallions, halved crosswise, sliced lengthwise
4 portobello mushrooms sliced thin with the gills scraped out

Shaved parmigiana-reggiano and fresh parsley
1 lemon
Sea salt and lemon
Put the scallions and celery in a bowl of ice water for about 20 minutes and then drain
Toss with the mushrooms and parsley( the fresh version really does make a difference in the taste)
Squeeze the juice of the lemon over the salad add salt and pepper to taste. And sprinkle the cheese as well.
And don't forget dessert.

I am a cookie addict. Here is a receipe from Giada DeLaurentis' cookbook, Giada's Family Dinners. These are the Chocolate Anise Biscotti. I made 8 dozen for a cookie exchange in December. 
So delicious with a hot cup of coffee or tea. enjoy!

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