Loading... Please wait...

Blog

Family Matters

Posted by

Family Matters:

We have really come to treasure family day. Before the boys were married we always made an effort to come together and break bread. It has always been a very special occasion for all of us. The holiday has taken on new meaning with addition of two daughter In laws and a charming granddaughter. She is the purest of heart and fashions a new level of joy to all of our family functions.

We have had many family day affairs to remember. This past week we had a celebration early. Some of the family had to be away on business, but we were determined to keep the tradition alive. We simply ordered pizzas from our favourite spot. It was a great change of pace only some plates and mugs to wash up that was a huge upside. It was another chapter filled with laughter and love to add to our family scrap book.

Aside for the hijinks and hilarity that ensured, the little girl had lot of fun playing with our Border collie in the backyard. She also enjoyed sipping on a mug of salted caramel hot chocolate. We used the Salted Caramel Sonoma Syrup to get just the right flavour. Its what put this particular hot chocolate recipe over the top. 

As you might imagine, the hot chocolate won the day. What a wonderful way to warm up on a cool February afternoon. The recipe will surly become a staple on holidays that fall on colder months. After the pizza was finished, we capped the evening off with an ice cream sundae bar. Everyone peering over each other's shoulders to see what creations were being imagined as well as Stealing spoonfuls of each others treats. These are the moments family day encourages in our home. We truly are blessed by this gang, and we wish you all an equally playful time with your family and friends.


Rita and Co

Hot Chocolate 

1 litre of milk

1 100 gr block of milk chocolate

1   50 gr block of dark chocolate

1   tbsp of real cocoa 

Topping:

Whipping cream + Salted Caramel Syrup

Method:

1. In a cooking pot heat milk until hot but not boiling.

2. Add chocolates, cocoa and stir well until melted.

3. Whisk the concoction until very smooth.

Pour the hot chocolate into mugs and top with whipped cream. Drizzle over with Salted Caramel Syrup.

Serve immediately.

Serves 8 people

Enjoy!

Linen

LINEN noun1 cloth woven from flax.garments or other household articles such as sheets made, or originally made, of linen. OriginOld English līnen (as an adjective in the sense ‘made of flax’); related to Dutch linnen, German Leinen, also to obsolete line‘flax.’I have been an advocate of linen my entire life. I always feel that it is the [...]

Read More »


Our January Thaw

Our January Thaw It never ceases to amaze me how often life comes full circle. How frequently our memories inform our habits and traits. I can remember with great fondness and detail being a little girl and being surrounded by the intoxicating aromas and blissful joy of the weeks leading to and in between Christmas and [...]

Read More »


Shades of White

       Shades of White    The most frequent question I'm asked is about the white paint colours I'm using!My customers and other people always like to know which are my whites....I collect all the white paint swatches from Ralph Lauren, Benjamin Moore and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.I obsess over all the subtle shades that [...]

Read More »


Easter Eggs

I wanted to repost this fun Easter egg dying experiment which we did three years ago.The eggs turned out so pretty, we are going do it again this week.....this year we are planning an Easter Egg Hunt in the garden where our granddaughter Ava and our two year old Border collie Mo will be in [...]

Read More »


Holiday Marketplace

Make your Christmas magical at our Holiday Marketplace The holidays have a truly magical sense to them….. This year Tuliptree & Saga is taking its highly-anticipated annual Holiday Marketplace on the road. Come join us on Sunday November 27, 2016 from 11:00 - 3:00 at the Village Hive in the Olde School House at 55 Albert St, Markham [...]

Read More »





Follow Me on Pinterest Solution Graphics