Wednesday, October 31, 2012

5 Spooktastic Halloween Recipes

We don't know about you but over here at BeaverTails HQ, we're getting in the Halloween spirit! And what better way to celebrate this oh-so-spooky day than with some spooktastic recipes?

Evil Eye Cupcakes

Graveyard Cake

Scary Scull Biscuits
 via BBC

Eyeball Caprese

White Chocolate Ghosts


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

INSPIRE: 5 Great Winter Reads

There's nothing like curling up with a good book and a hot cup of tea on a chilly winter night - as long as said book is a page-turner! This week on the BT blog, we're rounding up 5 books that are sure to inspire this winter:

Dear Life: Stories by Alice Munro

Munro is one of our favourite Canadian writers of all-time, so you could understand why her latest collection of short stories went straight to the top of our reading list.

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

If you've never dipped into this epic novel before, then now's the time! The classic Russian love story is being adapted for the big screen, debuting this Christmas and starring Keira Knightly and Jude Law.

My Berlin Kitchen by Luisa Weiss

Part memoir, part cookbook, this read is right up our alley! My Berlin Kitchen tells the story of how author and Wednesday Chef blogger Luisa Weiss uprooted her life in NYC and found her way to a new start, with a little help from her kitchen.

The Chocolate Money by Ashley Prentice Norton

Norton had us at 'chocolate'. Telling the humorous tale of an opulent Chicago chocolate heiress and her less audacious daughter, this one's sure to be a page-turner.

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
 via Wikipedia

As Harry Potter author Rowling's first venture into grown-up lit, there's a good deal of hype for The Casual Vacancy to live up to. You be the judge!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

INSPIRE: 5 Daydream-Worthy Travel Destinations

Oh, how time flies! It feels like summer was just yesterday, but the chill is in the air and winter fast approaching. Every year around this time, we start to daydream about beachy, beautiful locations around the world, especially with winter vacation just around the corner! Today on the BT blog, we're counting down the top 5 destinations we've been dreaming of lately:

1. Sri Lanka

Exotic, scenic and full of culture, Sri Lanka's idyllic beaches would make for the perfect vacation.

 2. Indonesia

From volcanoes to ancient temples, Bali to Java, this country is packed with adventure.

3. Costa Rica

If surf, sand and sun is your thing, Costa Rica can't be beaten!

4.  The Philippines 

 Some of the most beautiful beaches the world over can be found in the Philippines, and they're anything but boring!

5. The Balearic Islands

 These Mediterranean islands have it all, from stunning turquoise waters to awe-inspiring historical sites. What's not to love?