Thursday, December 8, 2016

A Wonderful Santa Collection in a Beautiful Home

A mother, wife, business woman, and grandmother who loves her family and her home. Her home...reflects all of this and is ready for the season ahead... beautiful! Loved mixing red plaid and black and white white tweed ribbon in their Christmas tree with their wonderful Santa collection. What a fun day!









25% Off All Vietri Old Saint NIck

 We have a large selection of the wonderful Vietri Old Saint Nick available for your Christmas table or for a special gift. Bring in your favorite baked goods and pick out a wonderful Old Saint Nick serving piece and we will wrap up beautifully for you for Christmas! All Vietri Old Saint Nick is now 25% Off! 
Created from maestro Alessandro TaddeiĆ¢€™s childhood memories of stories his mother read to him, the Old St. Nick Dinnerware is sure to be a hit at your holiday gathering. Hand painted terra cotta from Tuscany. This collection is sure to spread a smile on everyone's face when they see him. A perfect way to celebrate the holidays with this special dinnerware!
Handmade of terra cotta
Hand-painted in Tuscany
Dishwasher safe

Our Kitchen is Stocked for Christmas!

Made with a unique combination of sweet and savory ingredients including three kinds of ginger, our Gingerbread Butter is a delicious, non-dairy pantry essential. Used as a secret ingredient in recipes or spread on muffins or pound cake, it's wonderfully light and smooth with a sweet spice taste that’s perfect for the holidays and beyond.


Make mornings as sweet as their dreams this season. The deeply flavored plum jam is enhanced with a touch of orange to make it delightful on warm scones, biscuits or toast.

Our top-selling Red Pepper Jelly is the perfect blend of bright flavorful sweet red peppers, sugar, and a dash of cayenne pepper. Need a quick, delicious snack? Drop a dollop of our Red Pepper Jelly on top of cream cheese on a cracker and watch them disappear!

This Hot Pepper Peach Jam is a twist on our traditional pepper jellies. We started with juicy peaches and added hot peppery spices to create a mellow jam that ends in a bite of spice. This jam tastes great as an appetizer when combined with cheese, it is also great on cornbread and when used for cooking sauces.

Sugar Pine Forest Pinecones...

Our favorite and fresh extra large pinecones in...the giants of pinecones that are harvested from the sugar pine forest. Wonderful for tree toppers or tuck them into a table arrangement they sure are beautiful and large! $5.95 each

Vintage Santas for Christmas

We have so many wonderful vintage-inspired Santas in come to see them they are pretty special! A sweet gift or Christmas touch to make you smile this season!

Crabtree & Evelyn Avocado, Olive & Basil Bath Body

We use a traditional soap making technique to harness the skin-conditioning properties of avocado and olive oils for this creamy, vegetable-based soap. Then we blend in shea and cocoa butters. So your skin gets gentle cleansing, softening moisture and a dash of Mediterranean herb scent.
Triple-milled for lasting fragrance
Suited to all skin types
Formulated without mineral oil, parabens, phthalates or propylene glycol
Avacodo Body Butter & Body Lotion: Drench dry skin with our Avocado, Olive & Basil Skin Revitalising Body Lotion. A blend of energising herbal fragrance and moisturising avocado and shea butters, this award-winning lotion is infused with olive and basil extracts to help condition your skin. So it’s left soft, scented and ready to face the day.
Apply after a bath or shower to lock in moisture
Olive oil adds essential fatty acids
Formulated without mineral oil, parabens, phthalates or propylene glycol


Avacodo Revitalizing Shower Gel:Caress and cleanse skin in one scented sweep with our Avocado, Olive & Basil Bath & Shower Gel. This invigoratingly fragranced gel creates a smooth lather in the shower, brilliant bubbles in the bath and an extra splash of moisture in your daily routine.
Avocado and olive extracts help condition skin
Basil extract soothes skin
Formulated without mineral oil, parabens, phthalates or propylene glycol


Avocado Hand Therapy: Lock in lashings of moisture with our award-winning Avocado, Olive & Basil Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy. Infused with macadamia nut oil, shea butter, avocado butter, and basil and olive extracts, this intensive cream nourishes skin so it’s noticeably smoother after each luxurious application. 
Contains hydrating ceramides and antioxidant-rich vitamin E
Myrrh extract helps condition nails and cuticles
Formulated without colour, lauryl sulfates, mineral oil, parabens or propylene glycol

Holiday Crumb Cake Recipe w/ Gingerbread Butter

Ingredients
For the cake:3/4 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zestv2 large eggs1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder3/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon ground ginger1/3 cup sour cream1/2 cup Gingerbread Butter (Pick up your jar at Bonnes Amies)


For the crumb topping:3/4 cup all-purpose flour1/4 cup old fashioned oats1/4 cup light brown sugar1/8 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Directions
For the cake - Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan with butter and line with parchment paper allowing enough paper to come up the sides of the pan and over the top edges forming a “sling.” Beat butter, sugar and lemon zest with a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or a hand mixer, until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and ginger together in a small bowl. Alternately add the flour mixture and sour cream starting and ending with the dry ingredients mixing between each addition until just combined.
Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and spread even with a spatula. Place dollops of the Holiday Chutney or Gingerbread Butter over the top, swirl and poke into the batter with a knife (do not mix in completely).
For the crumb topping - Combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add butter and mix with a fork until well combined and crumbs form. Sprinkle the crumb mixture evenly over the top of the cake. Bake for 35-45 minutes. The cake is done when a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean (avoid sticking the toothpick into the chutney or butter). Cool completely.
Remove cake by running a knife along the edges of the cake that touch the pan. Gently remove the cake by lifting the sling. Place on a cutting board. Cut into 2-inch squares and serve immediately. (Can also be stored several days in an air tight container.)

Made with a unique combination of sweet and savory ingredients including three kinds of ginger, our Gingerbread Butter is a delicious, non-dairy pantry essential. Used as a secret ingredient in recipes or spread on muffins or pound cake, it's wonderfully light and smooth with a sweet spice taste that’s perfect for the holidays and beyond.

Beautiful Home for Christmas!

 A beautiful home filled with a busy family and three sweet growing boys ready for Christmas celebrations. Love how their entry turned out with the bright reds, multi colored lights, and the top hat on the bottom of the staircase. How fun it was to help this family get ready for the joyful season ahead!





















Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas At Bonnes Amies!!

 Our little shop is brimming full of beautiful glittery picks, cedar berry garlands, icy berry wreaths, rusted jingle bell garlands and so much more! Need inspiration for your Christmas tree or home? Come in and have a hot cup of cinnamon pecan coffee and let us help you find the perfect items to pull together your home for the season ahead!
Need a unique or special Christmas gift as well? We love to wrap beautiful gifts and help you pick out something just right...we have unique and wonderful items arriving weekly come check it out! Merry Merry!