Don’t fear the oven - these are really easy to make.
Calorie estimate: 50/mushroom
1 package white button mushrooms, washed and stems remove
4 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cups flat-leaf parsley, chopped
4 whole (to 5) green onions, sliced (up to middle of dark green part)
splash of white wine (optional, I didn’t use)
1 slice (wedge) Of brie cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Melt butter in large saucepan. Add mushroom caps and toss to coat in butter. Sprinkle lightly with salt and cook for 1 minute. Remove mushrooms from pan and place upside down in a baking dish. (option for people who do not like butter - use cooking spray)
In the same saucepan (without cleaning it) throw in garlic, parsley, and green onions. Sprinkle very lightly with salt and splash in wine, if using. Stir around until wine evaporates, about 1 minute. Remove from heat.
Cut rind off of brie wedge, then cut pieces of brie to fit each mushroom cap. Place inside, lightly pressing to anchor each piece of brie.
Top mushrooms with parsley/garlic mixture.
Place into the oven for 15 minutes, or until brie is melted.
Note: mushrooms are best when they’ve been allowed to cool slightly. Delicious
My Favourite DIY Fashion Sites
Whew, it took forever for Tumblr to work properly, but here we are now! Right, let’s get started!
Coming across Runway DIY was like finding fifty dollars in my pocket that I’d forgotten about - so exciting, thrilling and full of possibilities! Wow, great analogy there. Anyway, Arianna is inspired by current runway fashion and her DIYs are fun, fashionable and quite easy to accomplish. In particular I loved her fox jeans - check in my Archive, you’ll find them there!
If you’re a DIYer, you know Maegan! She does both amazing fashion and accessory DIYs, and most of them are great for beginners. I love that Maegan actually wears her creations alongside her gorgeous designer stuff. I totally lust after her shoe refashions, especially the removable ruffles.
Honestly WTF is on Tumblr, so I’m sure you’ve seen their stuff before, but it would be remiss of me to miss them out on my love list! The woven chain bracelet is amazing, so beachy chic. There are four pages of DIYs, so you’ll be kept nice and busy trying to decide what to do first!
Though Grosgrain’s DIYs at times can be more advanced for sewers, there are also tons of lovely & amazing DIYs to try out. A particular favourite of mine was the Shoe Sugar Month, a whole 30 days of shoe makeovers including clips, ribbons, modge podge and the like. If you’re keen on developing your sewing skills and you’d like to make yourself a dress, check out ‘Frock By Friday’. The Alex dress: lust!
Well those are my top four! There are lots more, but I promise I’ll be bringing you lots more! P.S. The pic is from Garance Dore, my fashion icon!
Here’s the link showing how to make these…
Upcycled Ladder Plant Stand
Plant Stand Ladder Craft
Display brilliant blooms on this stepladder-cum-potted plant showcase:
By Bernadette Baczynski Posted October 14, 2009 from Ty Pennington at Home.
Turn a ladder into a pretty plant stand to give a gardener just the space he or she needs for displaying bright blooms. Painted and anchored to the wall, the stand can hold sun-loving plants—and a few gardening books, too.
Skill Level: Beginner
Materials: Hand drill and bits; wooden stepladder with paint tray, about 5 or 6 feet tall; sandpaper; tack cloth; acrylic paint; paintbrush; ruler; pencil; 2 small “L” brackets with hardware; wall anchors; hammer.
1. Using drill with screwdriver bit, remove back of ladder, leaving paint tray intact.
2. Sand front of ladder. Wipe off dust with tack cloth. Apply two or more coats of paint, letting dry after each coat.
3. Measure and mark placement of brackets on underside of top step of ladder. Drill pilot holes at marks; attach brackets to ladder.
4. Lean ladder against wall; mark bracket placement on wall. Drill pilot holes in wall, hammer in wall anchors and screw in place to attach brackets to wall.
Photo: © Deborah Ory