Friday, December 22, 2017

Holiday Hours & A Recipe!

We thought we better share our store hours over the next couple of weeks.  Stop in and say hi if you are in the area.  There is still a great selection of pretty paper crafting items or grab one of our new gift cards!  I love the new design.  What do you think??

Cranberry Basil Spritzer Recipe (from CountryLiving)
You know we are all about helping you look like a superstar!  Well this is not paper related but certainly appropriate for the holidays.  I made this recipe for our Christmas Open House and Birthday Bash and many of you raved about it so I thought I would share.  It is so festive looking for the holidays PLUS the flavour is fabulous.  Enjoy!

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a boil.  Stir to dissolve sugar.  Add 1/2 cup basil leaves, remove pan from heat and let steep for 20 minutes.  Strain syrup and let cool for at least 1 hour.  In a large pitcher, combine syrup, 2 cups unsweetened cranberry juice and 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes).  Fill pitcher with 1 litre chilled club soda, then add 4 lime slices, 1 cup fresh cranberries and 1/2 cup basil leaves.  To serve, pour spritzers over ice and top with a splash more of club soda and garnish with basil.  

Wishing you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday and only the best in 2018.  Let's make it the best year yet!


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