Creative Doings July 19, 2010

The Basil in my garden is doing so well that I can steal from it all summer long.
There are many pestos available on the supermarket shelves, but nothing compares to the taste and aroma of homemade pesto.

Here is a fresh & healthy pesto recipe that is quick and simple to make.
It will add so much flavour to so many dishes. My recipe is slighly different as I add toasted walnuts in place of pine nuts. It has a warm nutty flavor.

Basil Pesto


2 cups fresh basil, tightly packed
¼ cup parmesan cheese
½ cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves minced
dash of salt
3 tablespoons toasted walnuts


Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender.

Add walnuts last to allow for a crunchy texture.

Creative Doings July 12, 2010

This is an amazingly refreshing soup. The key is to use the freshest fruit you can find.

Cold Fruit Soup


½ cup sugar

½ cup water

½ tsp. cinnamon

½ tsp. nutmeg

3 cups watermelon, seeded and cut in large chunks

¼ cup fresh mint

1 pint blueberries

1 pint strawberries, diced

1 pint cherries, pitted and halved

2 cups seedless grapes, halved

½ pint red raspberries

2 tbs. Brandy


Combine sugar, water, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small saucepan and bring to a boil on medium heat. Remove from heat and set aside. Puree watermelon and mint in a blender and set aside. Add ½ of each prepared berry in a blender and puree. In a large bowl combine watermelon puree, fruit puree, syrup mixture, remaining prepared fruit and brandy. Stir to combine. Cover and chill for several hours or overnight. Serve in chilled bowls with crème fresh.

Creative Doings July 09, 2010

The Creative Doings Traveler Bag

This is a great bag for holding those minimal essentials when you're traveling, or shopping.
Made of a fun and modern fabric with a matching lining.
My best seller...and the best value!

The bag measures 6.5" wide and 9" high.
There is a 5" pocket on the front and back.
A coordinating zipper secures everything safely inside.
The key fob acts as a pull and a neat place to hang those pesky keys safely.
The strap measures 58" long. Perfect for wearing across your body. Want it shorter? Tie a knot in it.
For additonal information see my Etsy Shop.

Creative Doings July 07, 2010

Okay my fellow bloggers. I know you dont want to think about snow and jingle bells when the temperatures are reaching 95 degrees here on the East Coast, but let's do it!

I will be hosting my first Christmas in July Extravaganza July 18th-25th.

I will be offering Free Shipping to all shoppers, a Free Gift with purchases over $50 and a Giveaway for a Free Creative Doings Tote filled with Goodies! Wow!

So stay tuned for future postings on this wonderful event.


Creative Doings July 04, 2010

Happy Birthday America!
Today we celebrate our freedom, and most importantly our equality and unalienable rights!

To quote my favorite line from our Declaration of Independence, signed on July 4th 1776;
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

I am proud to be an American and I celebrate this day with pride and reverance!
Happy Birthday America!