Campesino | Summer Pop Up Shop

Friday, March 27, 2015

It is time for Le Marché's Summer Pop Up Shop!

This year we were inspired by the amazing and forgotten Hacienda Jaral de Berrio in Mexico, the epitome of faded glory. Campesino brings to mind the stillness of hot summer days, the whirring of overhead fans, light linens and simple dinners that last long into the night. We'll be posting sneak peeks of what's in store over the next couple weeks. Also, the online shop will be updated to reflect the transition to summer. Look foreword to seeing you all!

Simple Things | Steel Cut Oats

Thursday, March 12, 2015

  Although most people might associate oatmeal with fall and winter,  it one of my favourite things to eat year round. Lola calls it Goldilocks, I call it scratchy sweater breakfast.  During winter months I like figs or sautéed apples, dates and walnuts. In the summer, all and any kind of berry will do but anytime of the year,  I think roasted pears are the perfect accessory to "scratchy sweater" breakfast. This is a simple thing to make and really is so comforting.

Steel Cut oats (follow the cooking directions on package)
2 pears | cut in half and cored
cinnamon (enough to give the pears a little tan)
brown sugar
dollop of un-salted butter in each "bowl" of the pear
poppy seeds

Cook oats as directed on package
Peel Pears but leave the stem on because they are beautiful 
Place dollop of butter where the core was and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon
roast in a pan, cookie sheet or pie plate, cut side up at 350 until soft and the sugar is carmelized
If you find your pears are drying out, you can spray them with a bit of water or cover them with foil.
Serve with maple syrup, fresh milk and poppy seeds, or whichever seeds and nuts you have on hand.

Online Shop Now Open!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

   After months of work, we are excited to announce our online shop is OPEN HERE!! We have gathered up some of our favourite textiles, housewares, jewelry and ceramics to create an online shop celebrating natural beauty. The online shop is an extension of our Pop Up shops and tiny café, a lifestyle store of sorts. We hope you enjoy it!

Field Trip | Mexico

Sunday, February 1, 2015

     My little mama has reinvented herself yet again.
A little over 5 years ago she decided that the darkness and the rain of Vancouver was too much for her. She put her condo for sale, packed her things (mostly her favorite magazine tear outs) and set off to Mexico. 
     Not speaking the language or knowing many people she built an amazing house that personified one chapter of her life. Built on a plot of hillside desert on the outskirts of a small town, she drew pictures in the sand and used her tear outs to communicate with her Spanish speaking contractor the house she wanted build.  
     She has an unusual ability to fearlessly recreate herself when she feels it's necessary. Moving around through the world while creating spaces for herself that are absolutely her own.
Here are some photo's of her newest venture in San Miguel de Allende. If you ever find yourself there (and we highly recommend it) pay a visit to her new Gallery space opened with her friend and fellow painter Leah Porter.

19 Hidalgo
San Miguel de Allende

A little late

Monday, January 19, 2015

I guess January 19 is a little late for a holiday recap but better late than never.
Santa was a huge success this year. we raised over 1000.00 $ for the Vancouver Food bank!  It was a very impressive turnout and my favourite was seeing all the new babies in the neighbourhood bundled up for their first visit with Santa. People brought their pets, their parents, their friends and Olaf was there to make sure they all received big huge hugs. Thank you everyone for an amazing 2014!

photo No.1 | Niki Inglis
photo No. 2 | unknown