Archive | May, 2010

COOKING tools, FOOD + DRINK | May 31, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Three Canadian Shows on the Cooking Channel Lineup

three canadian cooks and chefs now air in usa on cooking channel

In case you did not hear, the Food Network  (the US one) has replaced the Fine Living channel by the Cooking Channel. And Memorial Day 2010 marks the day Cooking Channel goes on air. Since I live in Canada, this news doesn’t change anything for me except that I am proud to report that three [...]

LIVING, TRAVEL | May 30, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Nomad: Ultralight Camper

nomad ultralight camper design by etienne danserau :: sidim 2010

A section of SIDIM was dedicated to student’s projects. It may be because I would love to use his small model as a doll house, but Nomad, a camper made of fabric and aluminum, grabbed my attention. The ultralight structure requires less energy than a regular camper. Etienne Danserau, who studied at University of Montreal, [...]

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FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus | May 30, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

French Toast Kebabs on the BBQ

french toast kebabs by sunset magazine

Sunset made a twist on the classic French toasts by grilling them on the BBQ on skewers. You need a crust side on each cube. The ideal bread to make the French toast kebabs are a one-day old French baguette. Sunset recommends to grill, covered, at medium heat until lightly browned, which should take 3 [...]

DESIGN and style, LIVING | May 29, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Winner of Dear Peppers and Pollywogs Giveaway


So so sorry for being so late! While I was on vacation in Japan, Lisa Kothari of Dear Peppers and Pollywogs, who was a guest blogger, ran a giveaway here. Sadly, I forgot to draw the winner. Since it is better late than later, I am ready to announce the happy winner of a copy of Dear [...]


May 29, 2010 | by Kim

Cônes by Porcelaines Bousquet at SIDIM

porcelain serving cones by porcelaines bousquet

My next discovery at SIDIM 2010 is handy for the stylish hostess. Serving food in paper cones is a popular trend these [...]


May 28, 2010 | by Kim

Poitras, 13 rue de l’univers Living...

servingware table linens by 13 de rue de l'univers by jean-claude poitras

The first stand I visited at the SIDIM 2010 show was Poitras, 13 rue de l’univers. Jean-Claude Poitras presented at SIDIM his [...]


May 27, 2010 | by Kim

A Calm Outdoor Space

wood puffball seat on living etc

I stopped at the Summer Living Hub of Living etc. while I was looking for outdoor entertaining ideas. You may recall form the July [...]

FAMILY, KIDS products

May 27, 2010 | by Kim

Quick Links: Three Kid Products with a...

lunch bags for kids by fluf

+ Nathalie and Terra are two moms from Toronto have founded Fluf in 2005. Amongst their design products are these cute flat-pack [...]


May 26, 2010 | by Kim

Archimede’s Scale by Acquacalda

archimede scale by Acquacalda

Science has never been as easy to use in your kitchen. I will dispense you from the physics behind it is, but [...]


May 25, 2010 | by Kim

A Few Summer Entertaining Ideas

gift packets by simply seleta

I stopped doing quick links post and instead, I put more links on my Facebook page or share links on Twitter. I [...]


May 25, 2010 | by Kim

Cardigans in the City

cardigans are everywhere

Two things are a constant on my wardrobe: the A-line skirt and the cardigan. This year, I am lucky since they are [...]

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May 24, 2010 | by Kim

A little bit of French country

pewter salad servers and nicoise salad bowl

Although I am a modernist, the French Country tableware will always grab my attention. I guess it is the comforting feeling that [...]

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