This Rustic Apple Cake is made all the more charming by its imperfect appearance. It looks like a cake your grandma has been making for years, blistery apples swathed in cinnamon interspersed with burnt bits of sugar. It will keep you warm on cool fall evenings and fill your belly with love on chilly mornings. This was my first… Continue reading
It doesn’t take a steady hand or an artist’s eye to work with basic-to-basics watercolour. Uneven brush strokes or even a little mistake here and there will only make your work more beautiful. Embrace your quirks and mistakes! Learn how to create your own gorgeous watercolour prints with my DIY tutorials on HGTV.ca.
When the air starts to chill and the leaves start to crisp, there’s only one thing we feel like wearing: a warm, snuggly sweater. While our cozy grey staples will always be in heavy rotation, a notice-me sweater that’s both snuggly and stylish is also an absolute must. From confidence-boosting colour to make-me-pop prints, see… Continue reading
Sometimes you meet a recipe book that is simply so pretty, you just can’t put it down. That’s the way I feel about the Meringue Girls Cookbook, a baking book with the most gorgeous recipes and photos for making desserts made out of meringue. While flipping through the book (I must have read it 10… Continue reading
From covetable copper pots to beautifully bronzed canisters, this luxe alloy adds standout style to any kitchen. Learn how to add a gorgeous copper finish to any item in your kitchen on a dime with my clever craft on HGTV.ca.
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