- 2 large egg whites
- 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp granulated sugar, divided
- 1 pint fresh ripe strawberries
- 1 cup 35% cream
- 2 tbsp icing sugar
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 Preheat the oven to 215.F.
2 To make the meringues, whip the egg whites with an electric hand mixer for 3 minutes, until soft peaks form. Add 1/2 cup granulated sugar, a little at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat for about 7 or 8 minutes until stiff, glossy peaks form.
3 Spoon the meringue into a piping bag fitted with a plain round nozzle. Pipe teardropshaped “kisses,” about 1″ in diameter, onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake kisses in preheated oven for 1 hour. Turn off the oven and leave meringues inside for 1 more hour to dry.
If you just bought a house or you plan to redecorate your home, consider the options presented to you by different types of curtains and their functions. With a correct choice of curtains, it is possible to change completely the look and style of a room. Curtains are an important element of style of your room. Curtains are not only used to blocking cold, keeping the warmth inside, blocking the light and create an intimate atmosphere. Depending on the window you need to dress, curtains can be a focal point of an entire. Interior designers use color, style and new materials to create a great looking window curtain.
If you want to consider the different types of curtains, you’ll be left feeling confused, as there is a wide range of curtain. Depending on your tastes and your personal style, the type of curtain you choose shows your personality and reflects the atmosphere of your home you want to create. Read more…
Buttery, flaky crescents filled with goodness.
The croissant, a national symbol of France, was traditionally eaten only at breakfast. According to Alan Davidson in The Oxford Companion to Food, things changed in the 1970s with the advent of le fast food. To slow the burgeoning popularity of the American hamburger, the French created croissanteries, small eateries that serve croissant sandwiches at breakfast or lunch. Popular breakfast fillings include eggs, cheese, bacon, and ham; sliced deli meats and salads, such as chicken, egg, or seafood, are lunchtime favourites. This recipe makes a classic smoked salmon and dill croissant; smoked salmon is widely available at seafood markets as well as most major supermarkets. Read more…
Ever since her start at the helm of Style at Home in early 2010, our editor-in-chief Erin McLaughlin has been bringing her innate sense of style to the pages of the magazine. Not just one to approve pages and cover lines, Erin gets her hands dirty in the design department as well, styling interiors and taking on huge makeover projects for feature stories.
Here, Erin spills her design faves and all the little details that make up her life.
1 If you could shadow any designer for a day, who would it be?
Erin McLaughlin I love Kelly Wearstler’s design persona — her sense of frivolity and joy of colour and pattern, as well as her retro Hollywood references.
2 Where do you look for obscure sources of inspiration?
EM Travel, travel and more travel! I also love reading old novels and imagining the spaces.
3 Favourite restaurant?
The transformation of Paul Vivian and Mark Pundzius’s 12′ x 19′ garden from a concrete parking spot to a classically styled courtyard with cooking, entertaining and gardening zones is miraculous. Despite health challenges, Paul worked in the garden over the course of six summers. “At moments, the fully formed garden would come into my head, then Mark would help refine the ideas,” he says. “While out there one day at 5 a.m., I realized I had no desire to change or move anything. Our garden was perfect. It was one of my happiest moments.” The process and the result, he says, has made their garden a truly healing space.
“It was Mark’s idea to have curved railings,” says owner Paul Vivian. “They added a sense of entrance.” The sweeping lines also balance all the squares. Read more…
It’s one of the most cozy and comfortable chairs in the world! Rocking Chair Lucky by Kati Meyer-Brühl includes many styles, colors and patterns. You can sway back and forward chatting with your friends and relax. Its flexible design will match any modern interior, it would look great in a living room, playroom, student’s flat or anywhere else you want to put it. You can choose from a variety of colors – white, black, purple, red with floral pattern. An ottoman in the same colors will bring even more comfort. You can take several chairs of different colors to have a party with your friends.
- 1 pound (about 2 medium) zucchini
- 1 tbsp of freshly grated lemon zest
- 2 tbsp of fresh parsley, stems removed and leaves finely chopped
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tbsp of freshly grated parmesan
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- Olive oil
1 Using the large holes of a box grater, grate the zucchini into a medium bowl, leaving the skin on. Add the lemon zest, chopped parsley, and eggs. Mix well to combine. Add a good pinch of salt and pepper. Add flour, stirring thoroughly. Fold in the parmesan.
2 Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil sizzles, carefully drop about 2 tablespoons of the zucchini mixture into the pan and gently press down with a spatula to form a flat disc.