My husband thought I was kidding when I mentioned this idea, but this year I decided to go for the gusto with my fall decorating. On walks around the city, I collected the most colourful fall leaves I could find and brought them home. A couple of shopping bags full of red, orange and yellow later, and we had an autumn wonderland in our very own home.Read More
This recipe is simple, easy and delicious. It’s a dream on planked salmon, but it also works well on chicken pieces for shish kebab. Everyone I know who has tasted this marinade has loved it. I convinced my brother in law, who absolutely hates fish, to try this marinaded planked salmon. He not only loved the taste, but is now going to start eating salmon.Read More
In “The Architecture of Happiness” Alain de Botton explores why we care about architecture, and how it can affect us. Mercifully free of the jargon of so many architectural books, this is a journey into the delights and challenges of the visual aspect of the worlds we build for ourselves, individually and collectively, and what they say about us.Read More
The same part of me that is desperate for a flying car is excited to see this happen. But I don’t think we’re really out of the 1960’s-esque experimental stage yet. Here’s why.Read More
It’s a turkey stew throw-down, people. This recipe takes days to make but it’s so damn good you won’t resent the ludicrous amouts of time it steals from your life.
Hey, you get out of life what you put into it.
Mirei Shigemori was the artist who showed the world that modern approaches could work in traditional Japanese gardens, and still retain the layers of meaning.Read More
The 2014 holiday season was chock full of drool-worthy loot. Here’s some of it – but your search for the perfect gift may take you to EBay if you’re shopping for these things now.Read More
I have often wondered why I care if the things around me are beautiful or not. If “form follows function,” as Louis Sullivan once said, then as long as an interior layout is serviceable, isn’t that enough? Why go to the time and considerable trouble of renovating? Here are 3 important reasons.Read More
Spicy, savoury, and succulent, there are lots of dishes that are perfect to banish the chill of winter or to cool the heat of summer. But the critical ingredient in many of these recipes – the curry paste – is often an off-the-shelf variety that isn’t exactly the symphony of flavour explosions we’re all looking for. If you really want to push your Thai curries over the top, make your own curry paste from scratch and use it in your recipe. It takes a few hours to make, but there are many advantages that will make this worth your while.Read More
You don’t have to dedicate an entire room to have a closet that looks good and lets you see everything you have at once. Here’s a look at the closet we started with, and my plan to make it so much more. It may not be as awesome as this stock photo, but it’s an improvement.Read More