Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2012’

Broccoli And Radish Sprouts

Gardening for Your Kitchen Table: Sprouts

Needless to say, many of us in cold climates are lacking nutrients in the winter.  Fresh vegetables aren’t growing in our gardens anymore, our pantry and freezers are emptying of the previous year’s harvest and we are resorting (ugh!) to buying our fresh produce shipped in from warmer climates.  That combined with the gardening itch that starts ramping up after …

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Lavender Eye Bag Tutorial

Serenity Now! DIY Lavender Eye Pillows

Now making your own lavender eye pillow is not a unique concept but add linen, popcorn, an ink jet printer, and a just a dash of Seinfeld, and you got yourself a fun & funky Weekend Project, baby! The concept behind this DIY came from 4 different ideas melded into one relaxing project: 1.  The container of lavender that I harvested this …

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Cherry Blossom Umbrella Flash Mob

Ever wanted to be a part of a flash mob?  The energy of being involved in the 2010 Olympic Flash Mob was unlike anything I can describe.  There is really something special about dancing with a large group and here is your chance to give it a try.   To celebrate the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival the VCBF is putting on …

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Close Up Of Stamped Yellow Dahlia Linoleum Block Printed Tea Towels

Block Printed Tea Towels

Cotton flour sack tea towels are my absolute favorite in the kitchen but they need a bit of pizzazz too.  With the help of some fabric paint and a lino block or stamp, this simple project adds some sunshine to kitchen chores.  For this weekend’s project, grab some materials and make some of your own.  WARNING: printing is addictive.  Soon you will …

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Window Draft Stopper

Draft Stoppers: How to Make DIY Door Socks

These DIY draft socks are super simple to make, inexpensive, and work well to stop the chilly drafts from under doors or from window sills. Oh, and they are freakin’ adorable too!  Here’s how to make your own. Materials: Socks – pick nice long ones.  Men’s woolly work socks are shown here, but knee socks would also be a great …

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Whole Wheat Bleberry Lemon Scone Recipe With Meyer Lemon Jam Small

Whole Wheat Blueberry Lemon Scone Recipe

Continuing with this month’s Citrus Celebration theme, this morning we made the flakiest whole wheat blueberry lemon scones for breakfast.  With a perfectly balanced aroma of lemon, sweet blueberries, and buttery goodness, these are hands-down my favourite scones.  The scone is shown here with Meyer Lemon Marmalade that was made earlier this week (stay tuned for the recipe).  In the meantime, try them with this Blood Orange and …

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