Monday, February 21, 2011

Are You From Around Here?

Check out this online competition for the Best of Metromix New York 2011! Oilcloth and a nice cocktail? Sounds good!

Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras is right around the corner! On March 8th get ready to eat some rich, yummy food, you can click here for a gumbo recipe! For your Mardi Gras celebration you can use any of the 50 different prints and colors of oilcloth that Oilcloth International offers by checking out our website! And don't forget the traditional kingcake, this photo from Cupcakes & Cashmere features the traditional Mardi Gras colors purple, green, and gold!

Fat Tuesday Gumbo Recipe

7 oz turkey sausage
1 Tbsp Swanson Organic Olive Oil
1 boneless chicken breast
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped bell peppers
1/4 cup chopped garlic
1 tsp Swanson Organic Thyme
1/2 tsp Swanson Organic Oregano Flakes
2 tsp Swanson Organic Paprika
1 tsp Swanson Organic Cayenne Pepper (add 1 additional tsp to make spicier)
1 tsp Swanson Organic Peppercorns, ground
1 tsp Swanson Ultra Himalayan Crystal Salt
1 tsp Swanson Organic Onion Powder
1 tsp Swanson Organic Garlic Powder
1 (28oz can) Eden Foods Diced Tomatoes with Basil
2 cups low sodium, 98% fat free chicken broth
3 Swanson Whole Organic Bay Leaves
1/4 cup wheat flour

Slice turkey sausage and place in a skillet with olive oil and fry
until lightly crisp. Remove turkey sausage and place in a bowl. Place
chicken breast in the skillet and fry on both sides. Remove chicken
breast and cut into small cubes and set to the side with the turkey

In a separate skillet, add chopped onion, celery, bell peppers and
garlic. Saute for about 7 minutes until vegetables are tender.

Add spices, can of tomatoes, chicken broth, chicken and sausage. Bring
to a simmer. Add bay leaves and cover.

Brown the wheat flour by sprinkling it into a small, dry pan and
heating until it turns a darker brown. You will need to constantly
stir the flour so it doesn't burn.

Add browned flour to gumbo, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes.

Makes: 8 cups
Serving size: 1 cup
Nutrition per Serving:
154 Calories, 2g Fat, 14g Protein, 500mg Sodium, 12g Carbs, 3g Fiber

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Masa For the People

Masa of Echo Park, CA will offer a wonderfully generous means of fundraising! This Thursday, February 24th, 2011! Masa is giving 50% of all revenue to benefit the aidforaids foundation. Learn more at goeatla.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Independent Lifestyle Products

Check out Independent Lifestyle Products for some great oilcloth products! This is an image of the "Sherry" Walker Bag, which comes in a variety of colors of our very vintage Paradise Lace print! There are more than half a dozen different styles of oilcloth walker bags to chose from; founded in 2010, ILP is inspired by their mother, who "requires a walker to enjoy any movement and stability. We found that most of the accessories for her walker were either plain or utilitarian looking and lacked ease of set up. That is where our idea to make fun, yet functional, walker bags came to mind." We are so impressed by this company and its dedication to making efficient products that are fashionable, fun, and make people happy!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Double Take

Oilcloth International now offers a custom double sided oilcloth tablecloth with beautiful a red bias! Call (323) 344-3967 or email for more information!