I’ve got a passion for interior design books and I’ve certainly been no stranger to those authored by Carolyne Roehm. I have to agree with a quote from Roehm’s website, “Oprah Winfrey admits, ‘Whenever I’m having a stressful day, I just want to open up Carolyne Roehm’s books, look at beautiful things, and dream.’” It’s absolutely true! She has such a way with layering. Nothing seems overdone, and yet, there is nothing done in a minimal fashion, either.
I’m so happy we’re coming up on the holiday season, as a few heavy hints might lead toward receiving this delicious, new publication! . . .
I’m sure it ripe with ideas for entertaining! (Courtesy of Carolyne Roehme Style)
Not only does she share table-setting inspirations, she pops in a divine recipe, in her web edition:
These are the easiest pecan treats to make, the perfect mix of sweet and salt. I recommend using kosher salt or Portuguese sea salt to give the pecans a little extra zing. We shopped at BJ’s; any good box or bulk food store would be a great source for pecans this time of year.
Recipe for Mittie Ann’s Sugared Pecans
1 pound pecan halves
1 egg white
1 teaspoon cold water
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Beat egg white with water until fluffy.
- Fold pecans into egg whites until well coated.
- Mix cinnamon, sugar and salt. Fold coated pecans into sugar mix. Bake on a cookie sheet for 1 hour. Serve warm.
Can you imagine the aroma, wafting through the kitchen, while these are in the oven?
Ms Roehm has archived a lovely list of tips for making guest feel welcome. ‘Tis the season for sharing, which also includes our home and a comfy place to rest!
One of my favorite things to do, on a winter’s evening, is to plump up some pillows and curl up in bed with a good book. That season won’t be too far away. I think this book will definitely end up in my reading stack!
What’s your interior passion? Please do share!
All my best! ~ Wanda
PS - Contest Alert! I’ll be giving away an autographed copy of Vicente Wolf’s “Lifting the Curtain On Design”! All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on any two of my posts, beginning with the 2010 High Point Furniture Finds – Post 1, and by November 30, 2010.
I’ll announce the winner the first week of December 2010. I hope you’ll enjoy a festive month!