Foxy Originals Earrings will Make You Smile from Ear to Ear!

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Earrings are a fun, quick, and easy way to add flair to any outfit. Whether you charm with chandeliers or stand out with studs, you can be sure that people will take notice. But if you’re like me, picking the right pair is not always easy. Why? Well, because unless they’re silver or gold my ears won’t put up with them. No, not because I’m fussy, bur rather because I’m allergic. One hour in and no matter how pretty, the earrings have to come off before my rash gets out of control. That’s the sad truth.

But that’s not the case with Foxy Originals pieces. A Canadian brand that’s locally made since 1998, each item is silver or gold plated and lead-free. That means that if you’re like me, you can wear their earrings without worry and have plenty of options to choose from!

The best part? They’re incredibly stylish. My favourites include pretty much all of their ear jackets, but especially the Pixie Earrings in silver and Utopia Earrings in gold, pictured below. Though you may think of them as only two pairs, I see four! Yep –it gets even better, you can war them more than one way.

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Stick with the Stud: if you want to stick with the basics, you can wear only the top part of the ear jacket –which is the stud! Because this piece in itself is stunning and intricately shaped (feathers, triangles, you name it!) it will make a statement all on its own.

Wear it the Right Way: you can also just follow the rules and wear the ear jackets as they’re meant to be.

Mix and Match: if you’re one to walk on the wild side, you can pair up the stud from one pair, with the bottom of another. But to make sure there isn’t too much of a difference between the two, just wear gold with gold, and silver with silver.

Whichever way you choose to wear these fantastic ear jackets, they’re guaranteed to look great. For more you can visit their website by clicking here, or liking them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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Sip Your Way Through Summer with a Slushie Cocktail!

  


Summer is short, but your list of drinks to sip on shouldn’t be! Whether you’re lounging by the pool or enjoying a fun party with friends, make sure your refreshments are magnificent.

One of my favourites? A childhood  classic with a spin –the slushie! What better way to beat the heat than with a fun flavoured icy treat. The twist? A dash of vodka to make this a mature alternative. Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz vodka (Ciroc)

1/4 cup peach juice 

1/4 cup grapefruit juice 

Cubed ice 

Slice of peach to garnish 

Instructions

1. Toss the ice, fruit juices, and vodka into blender.

2. Blend on high until ice is crushed, but not finely. Aim for a more coarse texture.

3. Pour into glass and garnish with a slice of peach.

Now that the drinks are done, and thefts left for you to do is sit back, relax, and keep sipping!

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Lavash Bread: The Perfect Party Partner!

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Cheese, dips, and soups beware –there’s a new kind of cracker in town! So move aside everything else that’s in your pantry and swap it for lavash bread. This is ideal for pairing with whatever is on your party menu, or even as a snack.

Why am I raving about it? Well, probably because it’s easy to make and is oh so versatile. With water and flour as the main ingredients, you’re ready to whip this recipe up at any time –perfect for those times when guests pencil in a last-minute visit. Just add slices of your favorite cheese, some prosciutto, a few grapes and there’s a platter that no one can resist.  Of course, the lavash wouldn’t be the same without the help from a little salt and sesame seeds! For all you need, see below:

Ingredients(10 servings):

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white sugar
1/3 cup room temperature water
1 1/2 egg whites
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon sesame seeds

 

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Instructions:

  1. Start off by preheating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a small/medium bowl, mix together all your dry ingredients, such as the flour, sugar and salt
  3. Then, add the water, followed by 1/2 an egg white and melted butter. Mix all of these up until well incorporated and until dough is formed. Knead well until smooth and lump-free
  4. Divide dough into balls and roll into long rectangular sheets until super thin. Place on ungreased underside (or back side) of a baking pan. Make sure to brush each slice with egg whites, and generously sprinkle the sesame seeds on top
  5. Bake for approximately 12 minutes, until golden

See? It’s not that hard to have crackers ready –for any occasion! So give this perfect party partner a try, it won’t let you down.

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Summermisu: The Surprise Twist on a Coffee-Dipped Classic

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Coffee, liqueur, and a fluffy mascarpone mix –what’s not to like about tiramisu? But in summer, I like to make a more refreshing version of this classic dessert.

The summermisu is a light and fruity flavoured option, perfect for cooling down on warm days. It still uses the same technique and similar ingredients as the original, but with a little twist –Limoncello liqueur, strawberries, and a whole lot of orange.

Read below for the no-bake, mess-free recipe!

Ingredients (makes approx. 6 individual servings):

238 grams Mascarpone cheese
473 ml (1 medium carton) whipping cream
1/2 cup and 2 tbsp sugar
1 container of strawberries
1/2 cup Limoncello liqueur
1 orange
1 package lady finger cookies

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Instructions:
1.Whisk the whipping cream until it forms stiff peaks. Carefully fold in the mascarpone then the 1/2 cup sugar and place the mixture in the fridge.

2. In a deep dish or bowl, combine the Limoncello liqueur with the 2 tbsp sugar and grated zest and juice of 1 orange.

3. Wash and slice the strawberries.

4. To begin the layering, quickly dip the lady finger cookies in the liqueur mix and lay on the bottom of the bowls or pan you have decided to use for serving.

5. Follow with a layer of mascarpone, then strawberries. Repeat until you are out of space. Make sure that the very last layer is the mascarpone mix.

Place you summermisu in the fridge for a few hours before serving, ideally overnight.

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DIY Sunday: Playing Dress-Up with Petals

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Spring has sprung, and one of the sure signs that everyone’s favorite season is here is the abundance of fresh flowers. Whether at the corner store or the city’s flower market, buds in every colour are making an appearance.

But what happens once you bring that bouquet home? Most of us fill the vase with water, place in the stems, and all efforts there. So instead, have some fun and play dress-up with your petals by making them a little lace skirt. They’re great for brightening up your home, and can make stylish bridal shower centerpieces! This is how:

Tools:

1 Mason jar

1 meter of lace

1 meter of twine or yarn

Velcro stickers

Instructions:

1. Measure the mason jar’s circumference, and cut the lace as well as the yarn slightly longer than that.

2. Slip the lace around the jar, place the Velcro at both ends and let it stick in to place.

3. Once the lace is in place, wrap the yarn around the top-end of the fabric to further secure it and add an extra decorative element.

4. Cut all of your flowers to be the same length, and place them in the jar.

How do you arrange your flowers? Do you have any unconventional ideas or decor items to put them in? Feel free to comment or tweet @ThePoshDish.

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Chocolate Glazed Coconut-Pineapple Macaroons

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Sometimes, we all need a little something sweet. So why not treat yourself to a home-baked batch of coconut/pineapple macaroons? This crunchy-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside snack will not only make your kitchen smell like a tropical paradise, but will taste like it too!

Ingredients (makes 2 dozen):

2 cups unsweetened dessicated coconut

1/2 cup diced dried pineapple

2 egg whites

2 tsp vanilla essence

1/2 cup white sugar

1 1/2 tsp white flour

Baking:

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

2. Beat the egg whites until fluffy, then add the sugar, flour, and vanilla essence, and keep stirring until dissolved and the mixture regains its thicker consistency.

3. Combine with the coconut and diced dried pineapple, mix well.

4. Scoop up the batter with a spoon, forming little mounds. Slide off and onto a baking sheet about 1-2 inches apart.

5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Let cool on a cookie rack.

For the glaze: 2 tbsp unsalted butter

2 tbsp white sugar

4 tsp cocoa powder

In a small pot, combine all the ingredients and let them melt. Stir frequently  and let cool for 5 minutes. Then, drizzle lightly with a spoon over the already cooled macaroons!

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