DIY Chocolate Arancello

DIY Chocolate Arancello

  I love to give liqueur as a gift or hostess gift.  It is perfect as a hostess gift because it won’t interfere with the meal and it can be served as an aperitivo (pre-dinner drink) or digestivo (after dinner drink).  Creating your own liqueur makes it an extra...
DIY: Modern Toy Box

DIY: Modern Toy Box

I searched high and low for a modern toy box for my new son’s first Christmas present.  Besides the high price tags, I quickly came to realize that shipping is about 20 per cent of the cost of the toy box.  Yikes!  Also, the boxes I was finding were lack luster...
Making a Room For Your Kids That Can Grow /w Them

Making a Room For Your Kids That Can Grow /w Them

Winter is here and that means we tend to spend a lot more time indoors, PLUS, I’m SO tired of cooking (holidays can do that to a person).  So, I decided to throw a design post into the mix.  Cooking is a very creative process so it makes sense that I take an...
DIY Gift: Making your own Italian Limoncello

DIY Gift: Making your own Italian Limoncello

For years now I have wanted to try making my own Italian Limoncello.  Sorrento, Italy was one stop on our honeymoon and that is where my husband and I developed an appreciation for this Italian liqueur.   The landscape of the Amalfi Coast is covered with beautiful...

My Favourite DIY Foodie Gifts

Christmas is one month away!  Sorry to those of you who are stressed-out about the craziness that is the holiday season.  If you are one of those people I hope I can make your life a little bit easier by giving you some simple DIY gifts for the foodie on your list!...
Last Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas!

Last Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas!

I’m usually in a mad scramble around Father’s Day but this year I was surprisingly prepared.  I think that saying is true that you get the most done when you are the most busy because this June has been one of the craziest to date for me and I managed to...
BBQ Rubs and Marinades

BBQ Rubs and Marinades

As the warm weather approaches our barbecues begin to come out from hiding and fill the neighbourhood with delectable aromas of smoked food.  I have been trying to get into the habit of writing ingredients down that I use while I cook (as I am the little bit of this,...
Making Fresh Pasta

Making Fresh Pasta

If you’ve never made pasta from scratch then you must try it! I guarantee you that you will agree when I say it tastes nothing like pasta from a package.  I apologize in advance if this recipe increases your pasta intake, as it likely will do so!  Home made...
Caring For Your Cast Iron Cookware

Caring For Your Cast Iron Cookware

After the cure After the cure Your cast iron cookware can look this shiny and new!  Keep reading if you would like to find out how! Benefits of Cast Iron Cookware: -Even heat distribution (more than lightweight aluminum pans) -cooks food evenly -Easy to clean -Holds...