Monday, December 22, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Put your Thanksgiving leftovers to good use with this delicious recipe for a turkey Cobb sandwich from the November 2008 issue of Martha Stewart Living.
3 slices applewood-smoked bacon
1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for roll or bun
1 brioche roll or hamburger bun, split
1/4 ripe avocado
1 teaspoon crumbled blue cheese, such as Roquefort
2 thin slices tomato
1 medium egg
4 thin slices cooked turkey
Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain, and wipe skillet clean.
Butter cut sides of roll or bun. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Place roll or bun, buttered side down, in skillet, and cook until golden brown, 1 to 3 minutes.
Mash avocado and blue cheese in a small bowl. Spread mixture on bottom half of roll or bun. Top with tomato and bacon.
Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add egg, and cook, until white is set, about 1 1/2 minutes. Gently flip egg, and cook until yolk is runny in center but slightly set around edge, about 30 seconds. Remove from pan. Add turkey to pan, and heat through.
Place turkey and egg on top of tomato. Top with remaining half of roll or bun, and serve immediately. Yum!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
I LOVE this bouquet. Simple, elegant, timeless, happy, romantic, affordable, lovely, gorgeous, classic, white and my favorite flowers to work with. I love to make this size for the bridesmaids, a slightly larger one for the bride, and of course make the boutonnieres all calla lilies with a single loop of lily grass to accent and match the bouquets. If you like this too, call me and I'll make one for ya!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Check out these cuties!! Can you imagine seeing these floral monograms at the guest book table or even on the cake table or both. The photo provided to the left is done with faux paper flowers, but wouldn't it be even more glamourous with fresh sweetheart roses? The great thing about this is we can make them as petite or as large as you desire for your space. Call me for the fresh flowers, otherwise you can go to the following website to purchase the faux ones:
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
We talked to top florists to get tips on how to keep your summer wedding flowers fresh.
Choose hearty flowers
Opt for flowers that will stay fresh throughout the entire day. Look for ones with a waxy texture to ensure staying power. Hawaiian blooms, such as orchids, are a great option (check out cymbidium and dendrobium orchids). Ginger halcyons, birds-of-paradise, tiger lilies, and even roses will champion high temperatures too. Buying local flowers is another way to go; blooms that are in season in your area will more likely survive a long day in a bouquet. Check with your florist to see which ones will work for your venue.
Maintain your blooms
When it comes to wedding flowers, the higher the temperature, the more upkeep they'll require. Have them delivered the day of the wedding and make sure there's a refrigerator on-site to store them before the ceremony starts. Also, be mindful of your flowers during photography sessions. When your photographer isn't snapping away, have a friend or bridesmaid hold your bouquet in a shady spot, or place it in a vase of cool water. If your blooms will be exposed to the summer heat for an extended amount of time, keep a spray water bottle on hand and give your flowers a light misting every hour or so. Summer brides -- beware of oversized bouquets. A smaller, hand-tied bouquet will hold up in the heat better than a full, cascading one.
Opt for bright and bold colors
For the color of your flowers, check out which flowers will be in bloom around your ceremony and reception site, and consider bold versions of those hues. For an outdoor or semiformal wedding, think violet, hot fuchsia, mango, magenta, and green. Wine colors and deeper shades are appropriate for formal weddings, like dark red roses or deep purple lilies. When it comes to casual weddings, sunflowers are a great option since you only need a few to create a vibrant pop of color.
Choose the right centerpieces
You have plenty of summer centerpiece arrangements to choose from. If you're having a formal ballroom wedding, go for tall vases overflowing with a mix of bold and deep-hued flowers accented with feathers or gems. To create a modern vibe, display monochromatic green, orange, or even yellow blooms in clear Lucite containers. For an outdoor wedding, consider wooden containers filled with colorful, locally grown flowers. During the cocktail hour, daisies in simple Mason jars will perk up the space. Or look into potted centerpieces so guests can take them home as favors.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Today is my birthday, so what better way to celebrate than to share with you the floral horoscope for August. Click the link below to read yours:
I'm a leo or a Sunflower according to Teleflora here is mine:
Leo: July 23- Aug. 22 / Flower: Sunflower
There's something you've been talking about doing for several months, maybe even years. Now is the time for action. If you need help, ask and you will receive. Meanwhile, be sure to savor the rest of summer: outdoor concerts, picking flowers from your garden, a day at the beach.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
When choosing your centerpieces:
1) Choose flowers that compliment the bridal/bridesmaid bouquets.
2) Know how many tables you will be needing so that you can give your florist the correct count.
3) Have a budget in place so that you know what your limit per centerpiece will be.
4) Know what size the area the centerpiece will be placed.
5) Never be afraid to ask your florist for some of her own ideas!!!!