Maintaining Your Barbecue Grates

Published July 13, 2016

Any good chef would agree that a great charbroiled steak is only as good as the barbecue used to prepare it. Keeping your barbecue grates in good condition is an important factor to keep in mind when maintaining your barbecue... Continue reading →

St. Patrick's Day Garnishes

Published March 16, 2016

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day comes with many traditions, one of which is to enjoy an Irish beverage. Get yourself into the St. Patrick's Day spirit with these simple and fun garnishes. Use them on the side of martini and highball... Continue reading →

Vinyl

Published January 21, 2016

Vinyl is back in vogue in the music world. Although, if you ask my husband he will say it never went out of style. It's great to see the revitalization of the old hits playing on the turntable as well... Continue reading →

A Shade Better Than The Rest

Published September 25, 2015

Inexpensive wine glasses can become attractive candlelight features on your next dinner party table with the use of vellum paper and tea lights. This idea is not a new one but it's a good one and really adds pizazz to... Continue reading →

Monochromatic Floral

Published September 09, 2015

There is no written rule that all flower arrangements must be in colour. In fact, I find that some of the prettiest ones, especially in modern decors, are quite simple and monochromatic. I recently came across an all green flower... Continue reading →

Lovely Lavender

Published August 05, 2015

The hot and dry summer we have been experiencing this year has been wonderful for lavender in the garden. I love the versatility of this plant and how you can dry it for use in so many home decor ideas.... Continue reading →

Quick and Easy Plexiglass Placemats

Published July 30, 2015

[caption id="attachment_1434" align="alignright" width="224"] Here I used a patterned green paper but any colour scheme will work[/caption] I love finding alternative uses for materials and plexiglass is a perfect example. This clear, synthetic resin is available in various sizes, thicknesses... Continue reading →

Summer Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

Published July 17, 2015

I am always amazed how people set their buffet tables over the summer and the creativity that unfolds. Here are a few of my favourites that I have seen over the spring and summer months. All are very easy to... Continue reading →

Making the Most of summer: Hosta Coasters, Salal Chargers

Published April 27, 2015

[caption id="attachment_1444" align="alignright" width="300"] Pretty Placemats from fresh salal leaves[/caption] The summer seems to slip by so fast and it’s nice to enjoy some outdoor entertaining while we can. If you are planning a late summer barbeque then here are... Continue reading →

Superbowl Entertaining Ideas

Published January 21, 2015

This week's column is for football lovers. The Super Bowl is just around the corner and this year you may want to host some friends and family at your home. Feb. 1 is the official date for the big game... Continue reading →