First produced in Norway around 1840, these gorgeous glass floats have practical roots. Fisherman used them to keep their fishing nets afloat, sometimes setting strings of them up to 80km long into the ocean. They’re no longer used today, but they’ve been known to wash up on the shores of the Pacific. Much too beautiful… Continue reading
In the summertime when fruit is at its sweetest and juiciest, its best eaten fresh and ripe-from-the-pickin’ — not pressed into a pie, baked into a cake or muddled into ice cream. Fruit this fabulous needs a light accoutrement that will let it shine — a dainty pavlova, a parfait of whipped cream, or my personal… Continue reading
Speed up the aging process of on-the-cheap wooden crates from your local craft store with a few I-can’t-believe-how-easy-this-is techniques. The result? A beautiful side table with years worth of character, complete in less than two hours (and for under $50)! Find my full DIY instructions on HGTV.ca.
When perusing the market for produce last week, it occurred to me: why even cook veggies in the summertime? Find in-season greens (or reds or purples or…you get the picture), and toss them in a quick dressing for a bright meal that’s made in a matter of minutes. My produce pick? Juicy heirloom tomatoes. When dressed in… Continue reading
When it comes to picnic blankets, most of us resort to tattered old sheets in the absence of a better option. This easy-to-make picnic blanket is a pretty and practical alternative. It’s sturdy and big enough to seat a large group of family and friends and hold that extra large bowl of potato salad, too…. Continue reading
Each little seashell found holds a summertime memory of scavenging on the shoreline. The shame is, we often don’t know quite what to do with them upon our return home, so they end up hiding away in bags, perhaps scattered on the mantle, looking a bit out of place. This DIY is the perfect excuse… Continue reading
If there was ever a perfect party treat, by golly this is it. I made it for my birthday party a few weeks ago and there wasn’t one guest who didn’t rave about it. First, it’s the looks that intrigue. Colourful bits of sprinkles peek out from could-like popcorn in an impressive display. Then, the sweet-and-salty taste. “What is… Continue reading
Neon and brass collide to make the coolest little lanterns. String them under your outdoor umbrella, across your backyard fence or above your condo balcony. No where to hang them? Cluster them onto your patio table instead. Find my full DIY instructions on HGTV.ca.
Infuse some personality into your summer soirees with this awesome ice bucket. The coolest cooler (ever), it’ll help chill the drinks and heat up your night. Find my full DIY instructions on HGTV.ca.
Say hello to your perfect summer sauce. Its name is pesto, and we’ve become fast friends. I always knew that pesto was easy to make – just mix greens, oil, cheese and nuts together and voila! Pesto. But I didn’t know quite how easy until one day when I put it to the test and whipped… Continue reading