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nutella shortage looming due to low hazelnut supply

Nutella lovers, grab your spoons and unite in panic!

Hazardous growing conditions in Turkey this year are threatening the supply of this chocolatey treat. Thanks to frost and hail storms in Turkey, who controls 70% of the global hazelnut supply, the price of Nutella is expected to rise in the face of a looming shortage.

Think we can at least take comfort in our own home grown crop? Sadly, even Canadians aren’t safe from hazelnut deficiencies. A fungus known as Eastern Filbert Blight (EFB) has spread through British Columbia‘s crop and taking out our local supply.

So, we at Style at Home feel that in the face of adversity should simply indulge. Starting with our favourite Nutella recipes (click on the image to get the recipe).

banana bread nutella swirls nutella shortage looming due to low hazelnut supply

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friday happy hour: pimm’s cup

Friday happy hour is back with a summery spin! Since there’s nothing quite like a cool bevvie at the end of a long work week, I’ll share a refreshing cocktail recipe each Friday for the next month or so. Next up: how to make a Pimm’s Cup. A deliciously refreshing drink with a likeness to iced tea. The best part: You can put a pitcher of Pimm’s Cup out at any backyard shindig and it’s a guaranteed hit with EVERYONE.

PimmsCup friday happy hour: pimms cup

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fab find: personalized rolling pin

Put your mark on your next pot luck offering with a rolling pin that’s embossed with a your monogram. Australia-based Denis Savelyev will hand-carve your initials into a sturdy birch pin. Even the most rustic of pies will be oozing with class – not to mention a yummy filling! And if pressing your moniker into your baked goods doesn’t appeal to you, perhaps a graphic pattern or swirly motif is more your style. Whatever your pick, fellow guests are sure to get a kick out of it. Check out some of Denis’s pieces below, or visit his Etsy shop for more.

Bezalel Art Shop pin fab find: personalized rolling pin Personalised Monogrammed rolling pin, $63, Bezalel Art Shop.

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places to go, people to see: etsy road trip

Etsy.com – an online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods – is hitting the road! Check out their 30ft custom AirStream trailer in Toronto on August 8th & 9th. Come out to meet some of the talented sellers and shop their one-of-a-kind goods on the spot!

Click to find out more info about Etsy’s stop in Toronto.

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what to do this weekend: taste of toronto

Torontonians, foodies and tourists alike – UNITE! At Fort York in downtown Toronto, that is.

taste of toronto what to do this weekend: taste of toronto

Last night marked the grand debut of the first Taste of Toronto, where culinary delights can be tasted, cooking classes can be taken, and foodie heroes can be met. Featuring 17 of Toronto’s top chefs, you can sample over 50 signature small plates from each restaurant. Find your favourite? You could then learn how to make it from the chef in the Metro Master Class tent. Be sure to sign up ASAP though as classes fill up quickly!

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summer garden party

Summer is finally here and with the beautiful weather upon us, are you ready a summer garden party? I hosted one a couple of weeks ago at my roof top garden, and added three special touches to make the party a memorable one.  Today, I want share with you on how to put together an effortlessly elegant summer party.

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host gift idea: graphic bottle openers

How amazing are these bottle openers from Fort Standard?  CrestBottleOpeners host gift idea: graphic bottle openers

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new-use tuesdays: ketchup

Your fries can’t live without it, your grilled cheese sandwich yearns for it, your hot dog begs for it. Ketchup is a household staple. I don’t even eat the stuff, but my fridge is always stocked with it (what kind of hostess would I be if it wasn’t?). Here are a few less common but very effective uses for the condiment that you may not have considered before.

HeinzKetchupGlass new use tuesdays: ketchup

 

 

Courtesy of Heinz Canada. 

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easy summer dessert idea: ice cream sandwiches

I hope you’re having a wonderful summer! I’d like to share the easiest summer dessert idea. We had our engagement party this past weekend, and after dinner we busted out individual ice cream sandwiches.

EasyDessert IceCreamSandwiches easy summer dessert idea: ice cream sandwiches

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friday happy hour: aperol spritz

During the winter, I shared warm-you-up boozy drinks each Friday afternoon. Well, I’d like to bring the Friday happy hour back with a summery spin! Since there’s nothing quite like a cool bevvie at the end of a long work week, I’ll share a refreshing cocktail recipe each Friday for the next month or so. Next up: an Aperol spritz recipe. This Italian aperitivo (a pre-dinner cocktail) is light and refreshing – best served before a lingering alfresco meal.

AperolSpritz friday happy hour: aperol spritz

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