This is one of my favourite 'one pot' winter warmers. The lemongrass adds an aromatic freshness to the dish, which is perfect for warding off those winter chills.
I like to garnish it with deep fried sage and serve it with a Parmesan encrusted crostini, but it works equally well garnished with fresh cilantro or sour cream and fresh… Continue Reading
If you've caught a couple of my previous posts you'll know I'm a sucker for washi tape. While I've seen some great uses before I love this larger than life geometric art feature, it's one of the coolest creative uses I've seen and very much on… Continue Reading
Many of us suffer from what I call 'White Wall Syndrome'. We spend so much time analyzing what to hang on them by pinning ideas and laboring over artworks we can't afford that we don't get around to actually doing anything with them!
This simple project is a great way to get some color up on your walls without costing the earth -- and it's the perfect family holiday… Continue Reading
Each family has its own tradition over Christmas lunch, maybe you're being adventurous with a 3 in one bird, a glazed gammon or plump chicken, either way I've rounded up a few of my favorite sides to compliment your main meal.
1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sunflower Seeds, from Martha Stewart
2. Braised Leeks, from Simply Recipes
3. Creamed Spinach,… Continue Reading
We are less than a week away from Christmas. The trees are up, carols fill the airwaves, and gifts are being wrapped...but there's simply no way it's gonna be a white Christmas at my house.
You see right now here in Cape Town, South Africa the weather is a little shy of a 110 degrees, the surfs high and our pristine beaches are covered with tanned bodies flocking to 'The Fairest Cape'. 'Cause it's… Continue Reading
Making your own gingerbread house is a longstanding European tradition. Gingerbread is known as lebkuchen (life cake) in German because ginger preserves the cake for a longer period of time, a classic ode to all things sugar and… Continue Reading
What's black and white and wood all over? A modern, rustic, Scandinavian Christmas! We've rounded up forty (40!!) Scandinavian-style holiday decor ideas that will have you daydreaming of log fires and warm glasses of glogg in no time. God Jul!
I'm a father to two little people. Since my eldest is only 2.5 years old, this limits a lot of the craft projects out there that require power tools (though the man in me can't wait till he comes of age to enjoy them!). This simple project is something we can tackle together and relatively safe (look, no scissors!) and particularly festive.
It's suggested that you use a hotglue gun, but you can… Continue Reading
When I think of ceiling beams in kitchens, I imagine English country cottages. They seem to work in such places. In the kitchen above? Not so much. It looks as if the plan actually flipped the kitchen's original footprint. Whatever… Continue Reading