Just finished a long slow read of this large hard cover book. As advertised, this is a book filled with lovely images of trees. The information that accompanies each image is interesting and informative. It would be a useful and beautiful addition to any gardener’s library.Read More
With the holidays approaching we can all use some tips on festive fare for entertaining.
Unique and special here in North America, mulled wine has been a staple winter drink in Europe for centuries. My introduction to it was on a cold, grey day – in Germany – in February.
My husband and I were on a business trip to attend a trade fair. One morning at breakfast we were told the market was worth a look. We had a few hours to spare, so we walked through the cold, grey streets. On the cobbled square, behind a huge steaming pot, stood a cheerful woman ladling out hot, spiced glühwein (gloo-vine). One sip and I was hooked.
Fast forward to a few years agoRead More
Let’s face it, lots of the things we do for fun entail consuming for pleasure. But many of us are genuinely concerned about the waste involved in some of our traditions. One way to reduce (the highest “R”) the resources you consume over the holidays is to buy or make cloth gift bags that you can re-use (the middle “R”).
Yes, I know, it seems like more fun to rip open wrapping paper. And, yes, you can recycle (the lowest “R”) wrapping paper in many Canadian municipalities. But I urge you to just try using cloth gift bags just once and see how people respond. Untying a ribbon and peeking inside a festive gift bag can be just as satisfying.Read More
Once again I’m dipping into the Sisters project.
Since we’re coming up to the holiday season, here’s something one sister learned about choosing a hostess gift.
When you’re going to someone’s home and want to offer a gift, buying or doing something he or she loves that you wouldn’t ordinarily buy or do is a good way to show your thanks.
Instead of just grabbing a bottle of wine, here are some suggestions to get you thinking about the perfect hostess gift for your holiday hosts.Read More