8 Favourite Summer Brunch Ideas

Jazz up your summer brunch with a floral frenzy. I went into the archives to find my favourite eight: Welcome your guests with a refreshing cocktail with pretty flowers. Make cute floral head crowns for the girls. As an appetizer serve a light summer salad with asparagus, grilled prawns and edible flowers. For the kids you […]

Spring recipe: Lavender and white chocolate cake

I have just the perfect recipe for coming Easter! What do you think about a lavender and white chocolate cake? I think lavender should be used more often in cooking because when done right it is so good! You might remember my other recipes like the lemon and lavender chicken, or the lavender syrup. Once […]

Homemade with Love: 3 Summer delights

It’s been a while since my last hostess gift idea column Homemade with Love. Now that summer holidays are starting, people start visiting each other more, for barbecues and garden parties. And nothing beats a home made gift for the hostess to show your appreciation and love. A gift that smells, or tastes like summer. […]

DIY Lavender Scrub

Spring clean your skin, for the sun is forecast to come out tomorrow and make its presence in full galore! After the longest winter ever, it is actually going to happen. Spring is coming! And while we all spring clean our homes, our skin could use a little pep as well. Before going out in […]

DIY: How to create a French Vintage style Picnic to celebrate Fall

Although it’s fall, that doesn’t mean you have to stay inside. When it’s sunny and you have that crisp autumn air, it is wonderful to pack up some blankets, and a basket filled with cheese and wine for a picnic. I created a vintage style picnic under an apple tree with some easy Do It […]

A Real Plum: Brioche with Goat Cheese, Plums and Lavender Syrup

We are right in the middle of the stone fruits season and I’m loving it! Peaches, nectarines, and plums. Last weekend I went to the Pick Your Own Farm to pick a basket of plums. The ones that weren’t ripe yet were so pretty with all the different shades blending: pinkish, yellow, purple. I couldn’t […]

A day at the pick your own farm

There’s nothing better than the taste of freshly picked fruits and a bouquet of wild  flowers to celebrate summer. Yesterday was such a beautiful sunny Saturday thus the perfect day to go to the Pick Your Own (PYO) fruit farm and PYO flower garden. The fruit farm is only a 15 minutes drive from my […]