Momiko Organics

Monday, November 30, 2009

Wonderful Simplicity

On Black Friday, I found the most fantastic deal on a Simplicity Bias Tape Maker that I simply could not pass up at Joann Fabrics. First, it was $40.00 off. Second, I was able to use a 20% off coupon on top of that. So I bought one, a bit skeptical about whether I would like it or use it. I'm happy to report that I've tried it out tonight and I am so happy with it! It is truly wonderful.

Before the bias tape maker came along, I either made my own bias tape or bought the premade kind - neither option being the best. Making it myself is time consuming and sometimes painful having to iron the fabric so much. Buying the premade kind, while easier, is not the most economical option.

But now, I have this awesome little machine that in 60 seconds does what used to take me 10 minutes. I LOVE it! I can't imagine not having it, and I am already so attached to it. It is brilliant.

Two minor things I wish were different about it: I wish it would make multiple sizes of bias tape - it only makes one size. This is ok as the size it makes suits many purposes just fine. And I also wish it would make double fold bias tape - a pretty easy fix with an iron and an additional few minutes.

Even still though, I see myself using this handy little machine all the time now. Wonderful. Simplicity.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Water's Edge Organics

I am so happy that this week I've received my first wholesale order! I'm very excited about it!

The order is from a web store that will soon launch called Water's Edge Organics. They will carry an incredible selection of organic and earth-friendly products. I've seen some of the products they will offer and they are truly amazing - this store will take eco-lux to a new level!

The site will launch soon - I'll post their grand opening. When it's open, you'll find the store at http://www.watersedgeorganics.com/.

Friday, November 13, 2009

New Styles

Are coming soon! Plus I am expanding the sizes I offer to include up to size 8. I have been fabric shopping and I'm very excited about the combinations I've found. Stay tuned!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Best Roast Chicken Recipe Ever

As you know, I have been browsing Foodgawker endlessly. I've been in kind of a food rut lately, and Foodgawker has snapped me right out of it. The split pea soup that I made from the recipe I found on Foodgawker was amazing. It was the perfect combination of sweet and salty. It was creamy and simply delicious and perfect for a cold day.

So, I have been on the hunt for a good roast chicken recipe for a very long time. I've been looking for a recipe that is simple and easy and that doesn't require a special trip to the grocery store. I have tried half a dozen different recipes that have never quite been the perfect one, until now. You know, the fall back recipe. The one you can make anytime for anyone and always have it turn out well.

And I finally have found it! The best roast chicken recipe ever thanks to Foodgawker, Thomas Keller, and Ninette Enrique at BigBoldBeautifulFood.blogspot.com. This is a photo from Ninette Enrique at BigBoldBeautifulFood.blogspot.com featured on Foodgawker along with the recipe down below.


This recipe is amazing and only requires salt, pepper, a little thyme, and of course, the chicken. The result was tender, juicy, perfectly seasoned, and completely easy. I will be using this recipe again and again.

Thank you Foodgawker, Thomas Keller, and BigBoldBeautifulFood.blogspot.com!!!

Here is a link to the recipe:

http://bigboldbeautifulfood.blogspot.com/2009/10/roast-chicken-la-thomas-keller.html

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Front Page!

Dear Etsy,

Thank you so so so much for putting one of my dresses on the front page. You have made me so very happy today!

Love,
Happy Banyan

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Oh FoodGawker, I Love You

I have fallen in love with Foodgawker.com. Until recently, I didn't even know FoodGawker existed. But I've been exposed to CraftGawker through the Etsy forums, and of course CraftGawker has a link to FoodGawker at the top of the page. I've never clicked on it until now. And I am hooked!

There is quite a collection of delicious looking recipes on the site, each leading to wonderful food blogs with more recipes that look delicious. Genius. I have shelved my cookbooks while I explore all these incredible worlds.

First up is a split pea soup recipe. I've never made it before, but I found some split peas on sale at the grocery store today and thought I'd give it a whirl. Plus with cooler weather on the way, it sounds pretty yummy. I found this recipe from foodpeoplewant.com through Foodgawker.

Doesn't this look delicious! Thank you FoodPeopleWant.com. Here is a link to the recipe:

SPLIT PEA SOUP Food.People.Want

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My First Treasury

I just created my very first treasury last night. It was fun to put different things together, and I think I found some gorgeous finds from some amazing Etsy artists. I chose items using the colors chocolate brown and orange.

Here it is:

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=74397

What do you think?
 

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