Tuesday’s Quick Links 2009.02.24

+ I wish to welcome a new advertiser on At Home with Kim Vallee, VIA Rail Canada. I took the train to go to Toronto last weekend. The meal and the service we received in first class had pleased us. I recommend the fish. If you can, call in advance to select your meal. I do not know how long you can call before you take the train.

vehicle vases :: bad beaver vase designed by Paige Russell

+ Paige Russell designed cool ceramic vases. She is known for her Bad Beaver vase. The Vehicle Vases nicely decorate boy bedroom and unisex home office. The RV and Camper vases are more versatile as a theme. They are sold at Curiosity Shoppe. Vehicle vases are $95 each. Bad Beaver is $90. Via inredningsbloggen

+ The Kitchen provided two great cooking tips last week. First add steam for the first 5 to 10 minutes that you are cooking bread. Then, use tea balls to flavor soup.

+ Sorry to my Twitter followers for the duplicate but I am including something I talked earlier today. Real Simple tested 14 brands of corn chips to find the best scoop with salsa and guacamole. The winner is the Tostitos Natural Yellow Corn chips. Via Real Simple

  • Michelle Sullivan
    February 24, 2009 at 14:51

    I took VIA1 back from Toronto on Monday – I admit I was a little skeptical about the fish, so decided to play it safe with the Tortellini. While I don’t usually order pasta in restaurants or while travelling, this was really quite good. Far beyond what we’re used to in airplane fare. And the train was definitely a relaxing way to travel and wonderful way for me to just sit and chat with those around me. It was great to share the train down with you on Friday – always a pleasure to spend time with you, Kim.

  • Michelle@Everyday Celebrating
    February 24, 2009 at 16:56

    Oh my gosh! Those vehicle vases would go perfectly in my son’s new car themed bedroom!