Tuesday’s Tip: Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

Opt for a sophisticated Easter by adding gold or silver leaf to your dyed eggs!

Via SheKnows.com

Subzero Wolf

Subzero-Wolf and Poggenpohl sponsored a beautiful dinner party for our Modenus BlogTour at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas Penthouse.

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The clever dessert – a chocolate cigar!

You may have to look close to see the creative presentation of these passed hors d’oeuvres. They float on top of a piece of tightly stretched saran wrap.

The newest trend in kitchen appliances is the Convection Steam Oven. For each food, the oven knows the best combination of steam and convection. It can actually sense the moisture content of the food and adjust for ideal results.

Advantages of the Convection Steam Oven:

1. Healthy cooking, from meats to vegetables and even desserts. (You can caramelize onions without fat or oil!)

2. Cook multiple dishes together without flavor transfer.

3. Rejuvenate leftovers that far surpass the flavor of any microwave results.

4. Intelligent Design. Tell the oven what time you want to serve the meal. It programs itself to finish hot and fresh at that moment!

Another trend we are seeing more and more is the integration of appliances. For example, if you want access to cold beverages in your master bedroom, but don’t want to see an appliance, a refrigerator drawer can be concealed, or integrated, into a piece of furniture.

A range of sizes and options makes it easier to customize the design for a variety of cooking and entertaining lifestyles. Sub-Zero undercounter drawers now come in more widths (24″, 27″, 30″, 36″). Use them wherever refrigeration can serve your household, such as in the kitchen island or even in the master suite, home gym, or study.

How much refrigerator and freezer storage do you need? I love that Sub-Zero offers so many options. I never seem to have enough freezer space, so my next kitchen will have a freezer and refrigerator equal in size!

New Modenus BlogTour friends (from left to right)  Vanessa Francis, Christine da Costa & Rita Orrell