Tags archives: entertaining

  • Take the party outside! My tips for simple outdoor entertaining.

  • Literally the moment Spring has sprung, I just itch to sit outside and read a book, to eat outside, really to do anything outside. I love the changing of the seasons and welcome all the freshness that Spring brings, like forsythia. As avid entertainers, one of my favourite spots to entertain is in the yard during the warmer months. A good meal, great friends, maybe a bonfire, and a healthy[...]
  • Simple Summer Entertaining, Fiesta-style w/ @ElectroluxCAN

  • My head hurts just a wee bit, but I'm smiling ear to ear from a great visit with great friends on Friday night.  DH and I hosted a dinner party of 14, and boy was it a FIESTA! It was the perfect summer evening and we were able to eat outside, which was heavenly. (I would like to thank my DH for posting this pic to his Instagram. For the record, I am not picking my nose. Seinfeld fans ... #no[...]
  • Take a peak inside my drawers ;) w @ElectroluxCAN

  • I love food.  I love eating food, making food, looking at food, smelling food, and yes I even like buying food! It's such a pleasure to plan out meals, make a list, find the items you need, find items you didn't know you needed (thank you Costco!), and then re-stock the fridge. Here's the thing though. While I love grocery shopping, I really have no interest in doing it daily. Which is why I am[...]
  • Dear 2015, Let's Do This!

  • I greeted 2015 eagerly and optimistically, and I'm reading to go:) Which is a good thing, there's lots to do! It felt so good to take almost a month away from the online world.  I was even  entirely offline for eight glorious sun filled days in Cuba #heaven.  A digital detox of sorts.  The time away fueled me, gave me time to think, reflect, and focus on what this new year will bring. I[...]
  • Braised beef short rib poutine

  • I love beef short ribs. Love is an understatement. Nothing really beats warm, melt in your mouth, beefy short ribs on a cold Winter night. The house smells pretty amazing as they cook away all afternoon, and is a great smell to greet guests with after a day of skiing. We had friends over last weekend and I made us quite the treat! Braised beef short rib poutine. I mean, what gets more decadent [...]