October 29, 2011
Once upon a time, there was this cute little tea towel who met and married a tall man named “snaps” and together they made these cute little baby “snappy towels” that who, when they were bigger, went out into the world and became wonderful members of kitchen households everywhere. Going by their adult name of “hanging tea towels”, cause they liked to just “hang-out” and stay put on oven railings they would make fun of the other tea towels for being so uncoordinated and falling off. They would challenge other tea towels to last longer on the railing than them… they would kick butt at the Tea Towel Olympics every year… they would do anything to become the best tea towel that ever lived.
And so they won the hearts of kitchen gadget lovers everywhere and lived happily ever after, wash after wash.
June 20, 2011
Chef ‘n has developed this super cute Stem Gem – Strawberry Stem remover which works really well getting those super annoying stems out of strawberries.
Although it came out last year, this is the first time we have featured them in the store because of their overwhelming popularity across Canada.
A great new little gadget which, if you love strawberries as much as me… is a super tool to add to your collection!
March 23, 2011
April Cornell Patterns:
Madeline Butter, Chardonnay Chocolate, and Rosehip Paisley Ecru
Come in soon for the best selection of our Spring Table Linens. From April Cornell to Danica Now Designs, Mera and Texstyles Deco we have everything from cotton to polyester and from napkins, tablecloths and placemats to table runners.
We also have a number of really cute Easter table runners that are perfect for that special Sunday meal!
And who doesn’t want to kick winter in the pants by freshing up all of your old tea towels and dish cloths? Check out our new spring selections!
February 16, 2011
The Wild Hibiscus Flowers in syrup are a new product that just came into the store this week… just a little too late for Valentines Day, but I had to feature it as it is so cool!
You can use the Hibiscus flowers to garnish any appetizer or feature it with goat cheese as I did and it is so tasty! It also goes really well in salads, desserts and most especially… in cocktails. The recipe below features champagne and would make a nice Anniversary toast, a Honeymoon toast or a Wedding toast!
Available in a jar of 11 flowers for $12.00Cdn or 50 flowers for $48.00Cdn.
Wild Hibiscus Royale
This drink was first served at the legendary Dorchestor Hotel, London in 2006; a Swanky hang out for the rich & famous where it remains the most popular Champagne cocktail on the menu.
Wild Hibiscus Flower Garnish
¼ oz natural rose water
2/3 oz Wild Hibiscus Syrup
Muddle mint in the champagne flute & discard (squash some leaves around inside the glass)
Place Wild Hibiscus Flower in bottom of glass & stand upright
Add rose water & some bruised torn mint pieces
Top with Champagne
Lastly, pour in the Hibiscus syrup which will graduate from crimson at the bottom to light pink at the top
Tip:pour syrup in first for a layered effect
The flower will sit in the bottom of the champagne flute and slowly open up over 3-4 minutes.
Decadent, divine & oh so classy, a new classic is born!
May 14, 2010
Good, Clean, Solar-powered Fun!
We got these fabulous dancing flowers in new last week and everyone is CRAZY about them! Due to their instant popularity, we’ve decided to feature them here for our blog readers… in case you’ve missed them in-store!
What a great gift idea for mom, grandma or a close friend! What is really super about them is that they won’t die out on you if you have a black thumb (like me). They can travel easily and lightly if you are looking for a nice gift to take overseas… which is in fact what I’ll be doing next week – taking one of these for my fabulous mother-in-law who lives in England!
Available in either pink or blue.
Gotta get one… before we run out AGAIN!!!
May 6, 2010
Choosing the best Kitchen gifts for your Mom. Here’s some ideas to help you: