Let’s take a break from all the Political Noise and enjoy a little shopping, beautiful design, a great cranberry chutney, Netflix escape, and our favorite kitchen tools. Welcome to my Sunday Fab Five-Cameron Kimber, Cranberry Chutney. Have you started your Christmas shopping? I am hoping to do that today.
THE TIMELESS INTERIORS OF AUSTRALIAN DESIGNER CAMERON KIMBER
You can read more about his personal home here on House and Garden UK or on Joni (Cote de Texas blog) here No one is more thorough than Joni. I have this book on my wish list on Amazon. Hint good Birthday Gift Family!! His designs along with many other Australian Designers are featured. The picture on the cover is enough to get me going!!
THE QUEENS GAMBIT ON NETFLIX
I started watching the Queen’s Gambit, the story about a young girl in an orphanage with an incredible talent for chess on Netflix before I became glued to the news. It’s really good. You can read more about it here on Vanity Fair. Will there be a second season? Esquire delves into the possibility Anyone else loving it? Any other programs you are enjoying? Please share!
HATTERSLEY FAMILY’S FAVORITE KITCHEN TOOLS
We are a family of cooks (especially our son and daughter in law). I polled the group for their favorite kitchen tools. These would make great stocking stuffers. I don’t know how I lived without a lemon zester. I do not own any good potholders. I did my research and these are supposed to be the best. These kitchen shears are wonderful. We all own this instant read thermometer. Lauren likes these cutting boards. They also come in black. This garlic press is the best one I have ever owned and I have gone through several. Love these measuring cups from Target. I use them in my pantry in the bins. These gloves are supposed to be the best, and this juicer is invaluable!
LIFE AT BELLATERRA MUSCLE RELAXING BATH SALTS
Mary from Life at Bellaterra shared this recipe for bath salts. The presentation is pretty and it sounds wonderful. Mary lives in a beautiful historic home in Arizona. I think you might enjoy her blog.I love Mary’s honesty about her diy projects, Some of my DIY projects are disasters. I recently made spiders, and ghosts for Summer’s neighborhood pod. They turned out okay but I have to admit I got bored with the project about the same time Summer did.
SALES TO WATCH
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PATRICIA’S CRANBERRY CHUTNEY
Here is a little bonus from one of my favorite readers Patricia. I know she is a great cook, so I am going to make this. Here is the recipe in her words:
I’m returning the favor/flavors! I have made this for decades and it is the best! It’s best served warm/room temp. I love the unexpected heat to the T-day table.
It’s also great with cream cheese or brie. It’s THE THING for next-day turkey sandwiches