Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Here are a few local places you can go to pick up the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your sweetie.
Love is in the air - or it should be this time of year. But if you're still suffering from a post-holiday letdown or blanking on an appropriate romantic gesture, we've got you covered. Below you'll find a few simple, yet sweet, ideas for Valentine's Day gifts. Best part? You won't have to go far to find your sweetheart the perfect memento symbolizing your love. Food & Wine If your Valentine is a sugar-lover then Tasty Pastry is the place to go for candy or a handcrafted treat they're sure to love! Pick up a bottle of wine and maybe some artisan cheese, bread, meat or fruit at Johns Creek Wine & Crystal, Whole Foods and Kroger for a romantic picnic on the living room floor. Up the romance by building a fire in the fireplace or snuggling up …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Try these tips for Valentines that are creative and kind to the environment.
Valentine’s Day can be lovely for sweethearts—but with tons of candy to consume and generic, store-bought cards that will be tossed rather than treasured, it can be a holiday to dread for parents. Here are 10 tips to make your child’s 2013 Valentine’s Day celebrations more memorable—and kinder to the environment. 1) Consider ditching the candy and handing out something small, special and fun. This year, my son will be giving his classmates Ninja pencils and Fuzzy Wuzzy pencils, available from Amazon.com, instead of cheap candy. Other options include stickers, pens or fun erasers from Michaels, Target or Office Depot 2) Make chunky, recycled crayon hearts to give to classmates. Follow directions here, or you can buy them at Lil' …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Tell us some great spots to mark the day in our town!
Valentine's Day 2013 is fast approaching, and we want you to share where in Johns Creek you would like to celebrate the day. Is it one of Johns Creek Patch's Readers Choice winners for Most Romantic Restaurant, Viande Rouge or Pampas Steakhouse? Do local favorites RosaMia or Trattoria One 41 make your list? Do you have other suggestions or know of some great Valentine's Day specials in Johns Creek?
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Try this simple and delicious White Wine Cake. White wine and cake sound like a good combo to me.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
- Carol Frey
Sunday, February 12, 2012
I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for my next good cake recipe. Below we have one that is moist, delicious and easy to prepare. This cake is good for all occasions. If you choose to serve it on Valentine's Day you can sprinkle it with some red and pink heart sprinkles to add to the festivities. For a special adult dessert consider paring this cake with a Chardonnay. You may want to use the same wine for drinking and as a cake ingredient. In preparing your Bundt/tube pan before baking this cake, remember to spray the inside of the pan with non-stick cooking spray, as spraying the outside of the pan would not be a helpful activity. After spraying the pan (inside) you may want to add a tiny bit of flour and shake it around over…