Saturday, May 3, 2014

Tissue Paper Pom Poms How-To

Image courtesy of Martha Stewart

1. Stack five to ten sheets of tissue paper. Make 1 1/2-inchwide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.

2. Find the centre and tie off with string (at least 18 inches) leaving one long end.

3. With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.

4. Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time and fluff.

4. Hang and admire!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Obsessive chef?

Love the idea of your next veggie tray being all cut perfectly? I recently came across the Obsessive Chef Cutting Board and it quickly made it onto my wish list.  Not only useful but a great conversation piece.  Available through Amazon for about $35.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Wedding Thank You Card Myth

Every year, I have the same conversation with friends about etiquette around the appropriate time frame for wedding thank you cards, so I am setting the record straight.  According to etiquette guru Emily Post, newlyweds do not have one year to send out thank you cards.  A bride and groom should send a thank you card upon receipt of the gift or shortly there after.  However, a guest has one year from the date of the wedding to give a couple their wedding gift. Although, I always recommend buying from the registry well in advance for optimal selection.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Addictive No-Knead Bread

The idea of making my own bread was far too daunting of a task until I came across this excellent recipe in Edible Vancouver Magazine. I made a loaf this past weekend for guests coming over and it was so delicious, I started another loaf the next morning. Trust me when I say this is one easy no-knead bread that will be met by rave reviews. Enjoy warm with a bit of butter. Recipe courtesy of New York Times: