- This blog started out as a way for me to display and sell my handmade jewelry creations. I have set up shop on Etsy.com, where my shop name is "Dreamin of Beadin". The link to my Etsy store is located on the right hand side of this page. Please check me out!! If jewelry's not your thing, then check out the site anyway ~ there are plenty of talented artists selling lots of cool things there. For your reading pleasure, this blog will serve as a sneak peek into what's going on "behind the scenes" in my world. I love to cook, so there will be plenty of recipes, as well as product reviews and the occasional product giveaway (woo hoo!) I also love to take pictures of anything and everything, and I just bought a new camera, so there will be plenty of photos. And I like wine too, so things could get pretty interesting . . . Thank you for your support of me, Etsy and "all things handmade" :)
I stated in an earlier post that I've had this thing for salads lately. Believe me when I say that I wasn't kidding. I'm really excited to share this one with you, because it is probably my most favorite of all the ones I've made recently. This recipe comes from the January 2010 issue of Cooking Light magazine. I love CL because it presents healthy recipes in a way that is aesthetically pleasing. I can honestly say that I've never disliked a dish that I have re-created from one of their recipes. So, even though this might sound like a plug for the publication, I promise you it is not. Trust me, there isn't any payola going on here ;) I've made this a few times already ~ once for company (it was a hit), and another time to take for lunch during the week. The original recipe calls for Kalamata olives, which are not a favorite at my house. I added red onions instead. Other than that, I really didn't think any other changes were necessary. Click here for the recipe.