The Betty Draper Gimlet

I love this drink for it’s classy simplicity.  If your a Mad Men fan like I am then you’ll understand how timeless this cocktail is.  Gimlet, if you’re wondering, is what they use to call cocktails back then and I think I’d like to bring that term back.  Everything comes around again in time and I love the good old days of the simple life with simple joys and this drink does that for me.

So if your looking for something new to try and your not sure if you’re a gin fan then I highly suggest starting with this gimlet.  Ya never know you might just end up being a super fan like me.

Photo Credit: Feast of Starlight

 

 

 

To make The Betty Draper Gimlet:

    • 2 oz of Gin
    • 1 oz of Fresh Lime Juice
    • 1 oz of Simple Syrup
    • Ice
    • Slices of Lime

Make simple syrup in advanced with equal parts water and sugar into a small pot. I usually do 1 cup of each and store any extra in the fridge.  Cook water and sugar on the stove just until the sugar is dissolved.  Remove from heat and let completely cool.

Once simple syrup is cooled we can start making our gimlet.

Combine the gin, lime juice, ice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.  Shake well and strain into glass. Garnish with a slice of lime.

Feel free to double the ingredients to make 2 drinks per shaker.

“The Betty Draper Gimlet will win you over”

Tried The Betty Draper Gimlet? Let us know what you think and leave a comment below!

LAKE LIFE STUDIO CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

Lake Life Studio is having their Christmas Open House the Weekend of Nov 22/19……. Here is all the details for the 3 day weekend event!! This is a FAMILY EVENT, all weekend Christmas Cheer and remember to SHOP LOCAL this holiday season!!!!

Friday Nov 22/19- 4-9 

Pop ups for the night- Huron Glass (Lots of beach glass and Jewelry)

                                       – Flora & Forage (Grinch trees & Wreaths)

Weather permitting – Outdoor party with live music and fire.

Sat Nov 23/19 -10-4

Pop ups for the day  –Wonder Mama Body Care- Bath bombs & More

                                      –Good Waves- Beach Art 

Sunday Nov 24/19 10-2

Pop ups for the day- OB1 Pierogies- Frozen packs & Hot samples 

                                   – Lake Huron Candles- Hand made Soy Candles 

GIVEAWAYS 

There will be 10 door prizes for the weekend!!! All vendors will have giveaways over the weekend !!

Deals for the weekend 

Glass Christmas trees will be $10 OFF a trio of 3 trees 

Glass Studs- Buy one get the 2nd 1/2 OFF

Apparel SECRET sale on selected items 

Artisan shop

The Artisan Boutique is filled with one-of-a-kind treasures; Lake Life Studio is your local go-to for unique gifts, home décor and apparel that both embody and express the lake lifestyle. With works from over 25 makers, local and Canada wide, you will enter the cozy boutique curious and leave inspired.

In addition to fused glass creations that are handcrafted in-house, you will find pottery, jewelry, painting, woodwork, candles, body care, cards, tea and much, much more! Visit the studio for current collection.

The owner

Justine Goulet is the founder and primary glass artist of Lake Life Studio. As a passionate art lover and theatregoer, Justine knew at a young age she would work in the arts in some form.

She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance Production from Ryerson University in 2012 and was an apprentice at Canada’s National Ballet School in the wardrobe department. She then moved to Dublin, Ireland for a year where she went on to earn a Masters in Philosophy of Performance Art from Trinity College in 2013.

Returning back to her home on the shores of Lake Huron, she continued working in the theatre industry until she discovered the art of glass fusing. Justine was hired by Bonnie Doone Glass, a small glass fusing company that took her on as an apprentice, where she learned the foundations of glass making.  From there, Justine developed her own style and gained renewed inspiration for writing her own story in the world of glass art.

Lake Life Studio was established in July 2015 with the intention of creating custom glass pieces as well as curating a beautiful space that features various artisans. Glass vessel sinks, glass cabinetry inserts and glass backsplash panels are Justine’s specialty. Collaborating with designers and clients is the most exciting part of Justine’s creative process. She is passionate when it comes to designing and realizing unique art pieces that serve as functional elements for a variety of spaces.

Justine is inspired by her surroundings – our natural world and her heritage. As a Metis woman, she looks to her elders for creative energy and incorporates indigenous influences and animals throughout her work. Coming from a family of artists, craftsmanship and authenticity core values not only seen in Justine’s work, but also in the work of the other artisans she chooses to showcase in the boutique.

When Justine isn’t at the studio, you can find her paddle boarding on Lake Huron, walking her dog Daizy, and spending time with her family and friends. She is also a volunteer energy exchange student at Inner Dawn Yoga Studio and a volunteer costal watcher for The Lake Huron Centre for Costal Conservation.

 

@lakelifestudio

3811 Lakeshore Rd

Camlachie, Ontario

519-328-2217

BE YOU DO YOU

SOME AMAZING NEWS

You can pre order our BE YOU DO YOU Shirts online. 

We want to thank all of you for your support and love. We are so excited! 

So here is what you have to do……. Go to the Link Tree link in our BIO and click on our “BE YOU DO YOU SHIRTS” and it will bring you to the link on @homebodyhill site.  Or you can use the link below to connect.

If you are local you can pick up at Team Outfitters, if you are from out of town you can pay for shipping. 

NOW THE IMPORTANT PART………. Pre order will be done on Nov 29th so you must order before then if you want some. The Shirts will be ready shortly after the 29th. 

https://homebodyhill.com/products/be-you-do-you-helmet-free-life-pre-order

 

Take Time for that Coffee

TAKE THAT TIME FOR YOU……..
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SLOW DOWN AND SMELL THE COFFEE……… Ladies guess what LIFE is busy and so crazy. But we don’t have to follow in the path that us as women feel is paved for us. We don’t have to ALWAYS be busy, we don’t ALWAYS have to be doing something. We are all doing the best we can and doing it with GRACE…….
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Life is not a competition of who is more busy, its not about how has more shit going on………. its about supporting each other and makingus all feel like we are doing a KICK ASS job at life.
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And guess what……Ask for the help, make time for you to go for coffee, don’t be scared to admit that you are struggling with balance. IT IS OK TO NOT BE OK………..Like we say surround yourself with people who will notice you need help and jump in without being asked.

Can you imagine what our world would be like if we all supported one and other? If all the judgment stopped? If we stopped thinking  we were better than other women? And we decided that we are going to run this world so full of love and ready to help others……… What does that look like???

Tell us your thoughts!! How can we all work together??

Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

Nothing comes close to a having a hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day.  Especially when that soup is a classic chicken noodle soup.

Classic Chicken Noodle Soup:

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 Chicken Legs
  • 6-7 Carrots (peeled and cut into chunks)
  • 3-4 Stalks of Celery (cut into chunks)
  • 1 Large Onion (diced)
  • 4-5 Cloves of Garlic (peeled and roughly chopped)
  • 2 Cups of Elbow Noodles
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1-2 Cubes of Beef Bouillon
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Directions:

Cook pasta as directed on package, drain and set aside until soup broth is ready.  While the pasta is cooking take a large soup pot and add the carrots, celery, onions, garlic and bay leaves.  Fill the pot with water 3/4 of the way up and season with some salt and pepper (I just eyeball this).  Bring to a simmer and add the chicken legs to the pot.  Cover and let simmer gently until chicken is cooked about 30-40 minutes stirring occasionally. 

Once cooked, remove the chicken legs and set aside until cool enough to separate the chicken from the bone.  Take the beef bouillon cubes and add them to the pot.  Stir until dissolved and discard the bay leaves.  Now add the cooked pasta to the broth (you may not need all the pasta this is based on how much broth there is).  When chicken has been removed from the bone it can then be add to the pot as well.  Give the soup a taste to check the seasoning and add more salt or pepper if needed. 

Tip: If you misjudged your seasoning just add more water to dilute the broth.

Photo Taken By: Jaime

If you’ve tried this recipe let us know what you think by leaving a comment 🙂