Monday 22 October 2012

    handmade ice cream cones + chocolate chip mint


    As Nicole at Herriott Grace says goodbye to long summer days, here in Australia we are saying hello! It was a hot ice-cream imbibing weekend!

    In clebration of the warm weather I am sharing Nikole’s Chocolate chip mint ice-cream with handmade cones with beautifully crafted cone rollers!


    2 (60g) egg whites, room temperature
    1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon (60g) icing sugar
    15 grams granulated sugar
    1 teaspoon (5g) pure vanilla extract
    1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon (42g) all purpose flour, sifted
    a pinch of salt
    2 tablespoons (30g) unsalted butter, melted
    unsalted butter for greasing the iron

    In a medium bowl whisk together both types of sugar. Add the whites and whip until the mixture is frothy and ribbons begin to appear. Add the vanilla. Whisk in flour and salt and beat until well combined. Stir in the butter. Bake in a prepared and preheated waffle iron made especially for cones until golden. (As a general rule I bake 1 tablespoon of batter for 1 minute and 25 seconds on setting 5, but your machine may have different settings.) Repeat, greasing your iron as you go. Roll each waffle immediamtely after it comes off the machine (small cotton or latex gloves are helpful here). I like to leave a little space at the top of each roller but practice to get a shape you love, I think that’s the fun part! You’ll notice in these photos that I fold the bottom of my cones, but this is not necessary, it’s simply an aesthitic choice. If you’d like them more traditional just skip folding them and pinch the bottoms into a clean point.

    + For those looking for a more traditional size we’ll be adding a larger roller size to the shop in the next while. Join the list here.

    Photos: Michael Graydon
    Styling: Nikole Herriott
    And the BEAUTIFUL letters: Sarah Foot

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    Monday 22 October 2012

    Gorgeous handmade wooden objects made with love


    A few weeks ago I blogged about Herriott Grace, the online shop of gorgeous handmade wooden products that a father and daughter create and sell. Here is some more delights from this two clever creatives. And the the beautiful  styling is by Nikole Herriott.

    {Images: herriott grace }

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    Monday 1 October 2012



    A delightful discovery ~ black wood panels and purple figs by herriott grace. What a treat to discover such a beautiful story.

    And who is Herriott Grace? It’s a venture of father and daughter, Lance and Nikole Herriott.

    They live 3400 kilometers apart, and don’t see each other very often. The father is a craftsman, and one day he began sending hand carved spoons to his daughter. His daughter loved the spoons and wanted to share them with the rest of the world. The father explained to his daughter that he only wanted to sell to people that would understand the time he had spend and the effort he had placed. And together, they opened the small online shop Herriott Grace.

    And with a story like that, my heart just melts.

    Many who know of Herriott Grace know of Nikole, but she wanted us to get to know her dad, too.

    So Nikole flew to BC with filmmaker John Cullen where they spent 10 days with Nikole’s dad, making a documentary.

     Be inspired by the Herriott Grace story, and watch the film.

    And now I’m going down the rabbit hole! I’m always intrigued how the internet connects ~ one link, then another and whoosh… taken away to discover new inspirations. I’ll elaborate on this joyful discovery in the next post.

    {Source: Lolita}

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    Tuesday 25 September 2012

    more Herriott Grace


    Herriott Grace :: The Herriott Grace story is about a father and his daughter, Lance and Nikole Herriott. Lance is a masterful craftsman and Nikole is a talented creative – a pastry chef /designer /ceramicist /stylist /photographer.

    The craftsmanship in their wood products is amazing, and the product photography is so beautiful.

    What an heart warming tale.

    When Nikole Herriott moved 2,100 miles away from home in Victoria, British Columbia, to Toronto her dad,

    Lance, a woodworker, began to send packages to his daughter as a way to stay in touch.

    Occasionally, he would include one of the small wooden spoons he hand carved. Nikole loved them and thought others would, too. So together, the father and daughter began Herriott Grace.

    The Herriott Grace online shop has grown into a full housewares line (the hand-carved pieces made by Lance sell out as quickly as he can make them), and Nikole writes the popular blog Forty-sixth at Grace, where her beautiful photography documents her forays into the kitchen. The full story is here and you can see a sneak peek of Nikole’s Toronto home here.

    {Images: photography by Michael Graydon via Herriott Grace & 79 Ideas}

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