Another reason why scratchy blankets are better!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Better Sex Under And Over The Covers

Study confirms that scratchy blankets provide better sex.

By Bob Souris
Posted Friday, March 30, 2015 at 05:14pm EDT
Keywords: sex,neural science, ubc

A recent study conducted by Dr foo of the department of neural psychology at the University of British Columbia confirms that scratchy blankets make better sex.

The 4 year study was conducted with over 2000 subjects and compared couples having sex in fleece, cotton and wool blankets.
The subject’s brains were scanned as they were having sex. The results were undeniable says Dr. Foo “the scratchier the blanket the better the sex”.  

“We don’t know exactly how it works but the results were significant; the coitus level in both our male and female participants was significantly higher when they were using scratchy blankets”.

According to Dr. Foo the scratchy wool stimulates through the skin a region of the brain associated with the intensity of orgasms. The process is called scratchyacheama were millions of scratchy wool particles stimulate the skin and apparently improve sex.

The inspiration for the study began when a group of scientist observing chimpanzees at the San Diego zoo noticed that the ones sleeping on wool blankets were more tactile and sexual then the ones sleeping on other types of blankets.

This discovery may well one day replace drugs such as Sildenafil Citrate or Tadalafil better known as viagra or cialis. I can see a time in the not too distant future when people will surround themselves with scratchy wool blankets or wear scratchy wool pijamas during sex says Dr. Foo. The discovery is now used in many zoos to promote reproduction among mammals.

As to where they purchased those too good to be true blankets for their study Dr Foo was hesitant to reveal his source but eventually yielded; “We found the scratchiest blankets at Le Marché St George here in Vancouver, they manufacture the scratchiest blankets we could find and it did the job”.

The study will appear in the next edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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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