Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holiday Gift Card Sale!

In the spirit of the holidays, Eve Chocolatier is offering $20 gift certificates for $10. They are available in our store in historic downtown Chatham at 14 King Street West.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Home Journal

Another inspirational picture to go into the home journal. I love the casual yet still very elegant look of this room.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Gingerbread House

New this year at the boutique, we are making delicious Gingerbread Houses. I still smile when I see them in the store...they are so sweet (literally!)

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Cocktail Dress Dilemma

I have known for quite some time that one of the most impossible things in the world to find is a great cocktail dress, especially when you need it. I always tell myself that I'm going to "keep my eye open" throughout the year and then that way I won't have to sift through decimated clothes racks looking for the 1/2 price dress that will change my life. Alas, another holiday season is approaching and I have yet to secure my "spanks not required", body altering dress that is perfect for every occasion. Well, the good news is, I'm pretty sure I'm going to look better than Bjork. Oh Bjork, you really know how to make a girl feel better!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Holiday "Images to Inspire"

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My Little Wish Book!

I know that Sears is famous for their Christmas Wish Book but has become my little trove of treasures. My Wish List on has accumulated quite the titles over the last year and its newest addition if French Cooking in 10 Minutes. This little gem was written in 1930 and it has an undeniable charm. The book is filled with humour and wit and the common sense approach to life that is really refreshing to read. He advises you to cook soufflé potatoes only for your closest friends: in all likelihood, "either you will spoil the potatoes or you will spend your evening apologising for neglecting your guests". The author Edouard de Pomiane writes in an almost extinct verbal way, the way your Grandmother would teach you. Here is a sample from his book La Cuisine en Dix Minutes ou l'Adaptation au Rhythme moderne


Buy a dozen snails from a concientious tradesman, that is to say, a man who will use good butter for stuffing his snails. Arrange the twelve snails on a large fireproof dish. It is not as easy as it sounds. The opening of the shell must face upwards. Otherwise as soon as the butter melts it runs out of the shell and the snail becomes dry and tough. When you have arranged the shells properly, pour a little water into the dish. Put the dish on the fire for three or four minutes, just long enough to warm it. Then put it under the grill. In five to six minutes the butter has melted and the snails are hot. Eat them as long as they burn your fingers.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Sunday Quote

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen" Sir Winston Churchill

I love Winston Churchill quotes!