Home Made Guinness Ice Cream Bar Recipe for St.Patricks Day

Home Made Guinness Ice Cream Bar Recipe for St.Patricks Day

March 14, 2019

I love a pint of Guinness especially on Paddy’s Day because weirdly it tastes better than any other day. I know a lot of you do not understand the love the rest of us have for stout, so if you are feeling a little Irish tomorrow and want to partake I have a delicious suggestion, Guinness Ice Cream Bars. Not convinced? Just try it, no need for an ice cream machine I did it by hand.

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Mardi Gras Sourdough Beignets and Milk Punch

Mardi Gras Sourdough Beignets and Milk Punch

March 05, 2019

I am a big fan of pancakes and if you are a regular of my blog you will know I have done all sorts of pancake recipes to celebrate this day but this year I turned to New Orleans for my inspiration and found some new treats to try, Beignets and better yet sourdough ones, and to wash them down a glass of Milk Punch. Weirdly, both very southern USA but they also feel appropriate for our very snowy weather here in Nova Scotia at the moment.

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étoile home Dorothy fabric in Tea Rose made in to roller blinds cotton linen

Decorating great rooms with dramatic blinds

February 16, 2019

Are you about to embark on a new design project or simply in the market to replace your tired old draperies, then remember this curtains and blinds can offer just as much to the design of a room as the furniture. Window dressings can add a pop of bright colour to a room it's like adding another layer of texture. Nothing gives a unique aura to a room like a vibrant fabric with bold colour, they can help tie a room together if the patterns feature colours also seen in complimentary accessories like decorative pillows, vases, art or a gorgeous textured throw.

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Sweet Heart Coloured Short Bread Cookie Recipe with stripe napkins in turquoise and pale pink

Love Heart Short Bread Cookies for your Valentines

February 09, 2019

Who doesn't like to feel loved any day but particularly on Valentine's Day. So this year show the ones you love you care with our Love Heart Short Bread Cookies. You can actually make these anytime but this is a great excuse. Happy Valentines Day.

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Snickerdoodles and Eggnog Recipe

Snickerdoodles and Eggnog Recipe

December 14, 2018

Snickerdoodles and Eggnog Recipe

I thought it was time we shared our secret ingredient for surviving the holidays our home made egg nog and spicy Snickerdoodle cookies.  So pour yourself an eggnog, grab a snickerdoodle and put your feet up for a much needed rest. If there’s ever a time we deserve a little self pampering, now is it. So perhaps add a dash of spiced rum and enjoy.

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Island Snow Cocktail Tequila & Cranberry Recipe

ISLAND SNOW COCKTAIL RECIPE

December 14, 2018

Christmas and all its festivities are now upon us, so whether you are entertaining or just kicking back with your loved ones try our Island Snow Cocktail Recipe with both the flavours of Christmas-orange and cinnamon and the Caribbean-coconut and rum in a creamy concoction.  Yum.

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golden nugget honeycomb ice cream with almond shortbread metallic

Golden Nugget Ice Cream with Almond Shortbread Biscuits Recipe

December 11, 2018

Golden Nugget Ice Cream with Almond Shortbread Biscuits Recipe

Fun whether you are six or sixty plus, creamy homemade ice cream with crunchy golden honeycomb nuggets and nutty almond shortbread biscuits makes a great Christmas Day dessert but you’ll have to make it ahead of time.

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CHOCOLATE BARK RECIPE

CHOCOLATE BARK RECIPE

November 22, 2018

Make your own rustic but pretty Chocolate Bark. It is pretty easy, looks impressive and tastes delicious. A great idea for Christmas presents.You can top or add anything you like to the chocolate once it is tempered so get creative. I was recently given a bar of Bolivian chocolate by a friend with salt, and coffee which was a taste sensation so I decided to try that, plus I love chilli and chocolate and chocolate with nuts.

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Pumpkin Macaron recipe Halloween Treats

PUMPKIN SPICE FRENCH MACARONS RECIPE

October 29, 2018

When I lived in Europe, whenever I passed a macaron shop like Laurie I practically drooled over the huge selection of flavours and colours they offered. I thought of trying to make them for a long time but I had heard they were very difficult so never bothered. I finally conquered my fear and had a go, as you can see they weren’t perfect but I picked up some tips along the way which I am passing on to you.

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How to master monochrome

Back to Black and white: 5 ways to master monochrome in your home

October 23, 2018

Monochrome has gathered a legion of followers and it’s easy to see why. A design classic, black and white is guaranteed to deliver a dramatic punch both on the runway and in the home. But as is often with design, sometimes the simplest looks can be the hardest to execute.

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Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipes

Apple Bundt Cake Recipe

October 20, 2018

The bundt may have originated from the German bundkuchen (often called Gugelhupf or Kugelhupf), a ring-shaped coffee cake. There are so many recipes around so you can put almost anything into them and add the flavours and spices you love.

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Carrot and Fennel Salad Recipe

Roasted Carrot and Fennel Salad Recipe

October 06, 2018

I love a warm salad with seeds and nuts during the darker months. One a beautiful Autumnal Day, like today, this salad can be wonderful served alongside your Thanksgiving lunch or as a starter. Bring the colours of the leaves to your table table with my warm and inviting Roasted Carrot and Fennel Salad with the fresh crunch of Granny Smith Apples.

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