What’s New this week
Stay tuned for a peek into my look book for Fall/Winter 2020, Find more information on current events in the State of Kansas, Celebrate the color of the stay, connect.
My Talk for the Institute of International Education (iie)
Christian Orzano, MLS(ASCP); alumnus University of Kansas Medical Center
It was my pleasure to help inspire study abroad as we open borders and bridge between nations. For more information, please see the below link for the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship if you are excited about learning a critical language and gaining a new, cultural experience. This program is sponsored by the US Department of State, and awards range from $3,000-10,000 based on term.
Pride Collection Coming June 2020
May is Suicide Prevention Month
During this COVID-19 Crisis, any individuals who need a ear or someone to talk to with long call wait time, feel free to contact Christian Crawford at (805) 823-5828, day or night. If we can help, it will be our pleasure.
Recipes by Popular Demand
We received what ten pounds of beets from our neighbors, thinking they were turnips. He said, “do you like turnips?” I said, “That’s my favorite vegetable.” I took one look in the box and thought, “those sure do look interesting.” I boiled them, roasted them, pickled them, and even tried candying them, which didn’t turn out the best. If you are interested in where I got the idea, here is a link to the video I watched. Crazy, I know, I didn’t have a bunch of sesame to toast, but it tasted real “beety.” As far as roasting the beets, I think I personally like other root vegetables like carrots, turnips, and potatoes roasted.
I did enjoy pickling and canning them with my instapot, especially with the tang of some sliced onion. Easy! Beets, water, sugar, vinegar, salt, spices, sliced onions. Thanks Jerry and Treca for the beets! For more information on the local food banks and how you can get involved, please see the following link.
I also made cranberry bars with the frozen cranberries that I had saved. Real simple bars bake in about an hour. I ran out of cranberries with the second batch, so I used a block of cream cheese–too good.
Cranberry Crumb Bars
Total Time: 1 hour and ten minutes
2.5 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cups walnuts
2 tablespoons orange liquor, tequila
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
4 cups cranberries (frozen or fresh)
2 sticks butter
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Mix 1 cup sugar, 4 cups cranberries, extract. In a separate bowl, combine the rest of the dry ingredients, other half of the sugar, egg, and mix in the cold butter. I crush up the walnut in a zip lock. Add a little over half of the dry mixture in a greased 9″ X 13″ pan, pour over the cranberry mixture and rest of the crumb on top.
Bake for one hour, cool for thirty minutes, cut and save for later. Enjoy!
What we are Designing this week
Preparation for Fall/Winter 2020
Designing in neutrals and prints, overcoats, safari jackets, and vests fill my sketch book The 47 looks for the upcoming collection are soon to be released. For more information contact me.
Stay tuned for my Sweepstakes
If you like coffee, espresso and steamed milk is always the first choice. However, using the Aeropress, and a milk frother, I achieve cafe quality results right at home. My sweepstakes for the milk frother in teal will be announced soon… read more.
Product Validation in Full Effect
This week is dedicated to a few projects. Today, my partner and I took a break to fill Christian Crawford Patio with 115 flowers, inspiration for the upcoming collection. Currently I have been working with convertible collars, stand collars, pant patterns… read more.
Top-notch Quality Control
Small batch ensure quality with the right efforts towards sustainability. To learn more about how small batch works in the local community, see other manufacturers like Rightfully Sewn… read more.
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