Saturday, July 28, 2007


This is one of my favorite summer recipes, it is a huge hit whenever I serve it. Enjoy!

1 cup chopped, and seeded roma tomatoes
1/2 cup snipped fresh basil
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly, ground black pepper
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp minced garlic
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 16ounce french bread, cut on the bias 3/4-inch thick
1/2 cup freshly shredded Parmesan or Romano cheese

For Topping:
In a medium bowl combine tomatoes, basil, olive oil, 2 tsp minced garlic, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Set aside.

For Garlic Butter:
In a small bowl combine softened butter, 1tsp minced garlic, 1/8 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper.

Evenly spread the garlic butter on one side of the bread. Grill the bread slices, for 2 minutes or until lightly brown on both sides. Remove from grill, sprinkle with cheese, spoon the tomato mixture on top of the bread and serve immediately.

Summer Pickings!

As a little girl we always have a huge gargen in our yard. With an abundance of fresh vegetables my mum and I had to get creative. That might be where my love of cooking started. So I think in the upcoming weeks I will start posting some of my favorite recipes.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Back from CHA

What a wonderful weekend. I got to see many great new products, tons of Halloween and Christmas lines are coming out and some of them are really cool. I especially loved Kay & Co's Halloween line and Webster's Christmas line.

Saturday night I went out to dinner with the Cosmo Cricket design team. It was so nice to finally meet the girls. After dinner I went to the Beatles party (that was a trip).

All in All it was a great weekend.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Happy Monday!

Well I am back from the Burlington SDV, what a great time I had. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces. Our booth Tres Chic Kits was a great success. I absolutely loved the way it came together and if anyone is interested in buying our kits you can view them @ Here is a photo of our booth.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

I'm off

Well I will be leaving in a couple of hours to teach at the Burlington SDV this weekend. I am very excited about my classes. I hope everyone will enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed making them.

The first class that I am teaching is the "Family" album posted below. The second class is a chest of nine drawers that have been covered in creams and blacks (I will have to post a photo later).

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Nice Surprise

I just received a copy of Scrapbook Trends and as I was flipping through it I noticed a familar layout. What a nice surprise!

Happy Belated 4th!

We spent the day at Long Wharf Pier in Boston and it was beautiful. The weather was great till about 7:30 pm and then it started to rain. Here is a favorite photo that I took of my oldest son Matthew. I absolutely love the clouds.

Monday, July 2, 2007


I love days like today. I just received my 7 Gypsies and Crate paper orders. All I can say is wow, just love their stuff. Be on the look out for some exciting classes and kits with these gorgeous papers and embellishments. Now back to unpacking and creating :)