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Strokes of Compassion continues the journey sharing inspirational stories and art from Anne Neilson and other wonderful artists. Responding to the overwhelming feedback received following the success of Angels In Our MidstStrokes of Compassion is an excellent companion  to the collection. Give a gift of love for any occasion, including wedding, hostess, christening, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day!

Luminous Luxury Candle. Anne Neilson Home luxury, soy-blend candle is hand-poured into a keepsake, artisan glass that can be collected and reused. Our candles have a burn time of eighty hours and feature nine timeless fragrances. Packaging for the candle line showcases a different Angel image and corresponding matches. To upcycle your candle glass freeze your burned down candle for 24 hours. Scoop out the frozen wax, then wash in your dishwasher. Use for a variety of things, including your favorite homemade margarita!

100 Days of Scripture.   Nestled in a beautiful lucite box, our newest product in the Anne Neilson Home collection features our signature and inspiring Angel Series paintings along with a scripture verse. Each lucite box contains 100, 4 x 4 inch cards with an Angel image on one side and a scripture verse on the other. Our lucite box is versatile for displaying your cards either flat or vertically.

Give a gift of love…

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Ruffoni Symphonia Cupra Collection

  • Symphonia Cupra Copper 10.25 – Inch Frying Pan
  • Symphonia Cupra Copper 4 – Quart Covered Saute Pan
  • Symphonia Cupra Copper 3.5 – Quart Covered Saucepan

Relish the classic Italian artistry and incomparable performance of the Ruffoni Symphonia Cupra Collection. Oven safe to 450°F and suitable for all cooktops, except induction.  Not dishwasher safe.

Bon Appetit!

SADEK MIDNIGHT FLORAL COLLECTION & SADEK CLASSIC CHECK

Black floral prints inspired by vintage engravings of the early 18th century, made current in their dynamic placement on a cream background. Set your table with dinnerware, serving pieces and tea accessories that bring a classic and stylish beauty to your home.

 

 

Holiday Bold Stripe Pillow, Holiday Stripe Pillow, Holiday Deer Pillow, Holiday Christmas Trees Pillow & Tropica Khaki Rug… all found at ABBIEGALES.com

Make your shopping warm & bright, take an extra 15% off through December 31st.

Christmas at ABBIEGALES

Chocolate Meringue Cake with Fresh Fruit

Serves 8-10

Ingredients

*For the cake: – 1 ½ cups dark chocolate, chopped – 3/4 cup unsalted butter, chopped – 2 large eggs – 4 yolks (save the whites! You’ll use them for the meringue) – 1/3 cup brown sugar – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, sifted – 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, sifted – 1/3 cup almond meal

*For the meringue: – 4 eggs whites – 3/4 cup super fine sugar – 1 teaspoon white vinegar – 2 teaspoon cornstarch, sifted – 1 tablespoon cocoa – 1/4 cup dark chocolate, melted

Instructions

CAKE

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Lightly grease a springform 8inch cake pan, place some parchment paper on the bottom and set aside. 2.Place butter and chocolate in a double boiler heat up until it starts to melt. Remove from heat and let it stand for a couple minutes. 3. In a large bowl place the eggs, egg yolks, brown sugar, and vanilla and mix or whisk for about 5 minutes until the mixture is pale and has doubled in size (it should look really frothy and thick). Add melted chocolate and butter, flour, baking powder, and almond meal and gently fold until combined. Place batter in the cake pan and bake for about 30 min until it’s just barely set – DO NOT COOK FULLY! You need to add the meringue so it should 3/4 done (it’s ok if it’s looks a bit “raw” still). You can test it by inserting a fork or skewer – some batter should stick to them. Remove from the oven, set aside.

MERINGUE
As soon as you take the cake out of the oven, start the meringue! Not before or it will collapse.

  1. First, increase temperature in the oven to 350F
  2. Place egg whites in a CLEAN bowl (no grease, no water) and beat them to soft peaks. Slowly add the sugar (about 1 tablespoon at a time). When you’re done with the sugar, add the vinegar and beat until meringue is nice and glossy. Fold in cornstarch and cocoa. Finally, slowly drizzle the melted chocolate and fold a few times, less mixing will provide beautiful swirls to give the cake a decorative look.
  3. Place the cake with the meringue back in the oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the meringue develops a dry crust (tap it a bit to test it). Remove from the oven when done and let is stand outside for a bit.

Add seasonal fruit or berries of your choice. Dust powdered sugar above it and serve at room temperature.

**recipe adapted from artful desperado**

Presented on a 12″ Red Pedestal Cake Plate by Mosser…shop  ABBIEGALES.com

By Naomi Ybarra, Enjoy!

Fall Nesting

 

Preparing for the season

The holiday season is here – cool weather, leaves changing, warm throws and toasty fireplaces accompanied by a glass of hot cocoa and gooey marshmallows. With the new season, it is time to prepare your nest to host friends and family. This might include your kitchen, having the right tools to tackle large meals, your guest bedroom, creating a seasonal look that provides a warm and cozy feel leaving your guest feeling like they never left home. We’ve provided a list of ways to prepare your guest bedroom that will leave your guests excited for the fall thanksgiving season.

  1. Cozy pillows and warm throws  ~  Embrace the season with seasonal quilts by Carol & Frank that celebrate the holidays. The quilt is designed in a lovely warm fall color palette with touches of orange, red, brown and cream. The pillows can be found in the same colors with varying designs. A perfect way to welcome in the new season and your guests.
  2. Amenity basket ~  Create a basket around the color scheme and fill with any of the essentials your guest might need. Examples would be extra wash, hand and bath towels and toiletries in the guest bathroom.  Phone chargers, magazines and an extra throw in the guest bedroom. Customize it for your guest. It shows them your attention to detail and lets them know they are welcome in your home.
  3. Steamer ~  Traveling isn’t always easy! Piling those clothes in suitcases can leave unsightly wrinkles on the most gorgeous of outfits. Keep a steamer in the guest bedroom so  your guests can steam any garment that might have been affected during their travels.
  4. Velvety soft rug ~  Have your guest wake up to a warm soft rug rather than a cold surface by providing a rug for them to stand up, stretch and start their day!
  5. Scents for the season ~  Invite your guests into the warm cinnamon scents of the holidays as they wrap themselves in a cozy throw to end a wonderful time spent together…

 

Warm Blessings,

Naomi Ybarra

 

 

 

 

 

A Wine Glass Fit For A Prince & Princess

 

Schott Zwiesel Air Sense

This wine glass collection was actually designed by a prince…

 

Prince Carl Phillip of Sweden and Oscar Kylberg have created the mouth-blown AIR SENSE series from the ZWIESEL 1872 brand. The luxury glasses are distinguished by a particular glass wall thickness and its integrated glass decantation sphere. Each glass is handmade and mouth blown. The decantation sphere in the bowl is both beautiful and functional, providing additional aeration to bring out the complex flavors in the wine. The Air Sense technology makes this a smart wine glass powered by air.

This luxurious wine glass is a brilliant choice for savoring the most exquisite light-bodied red wines: Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chianti

Air Sense Zwiesel 1872 Burgundy 26.9oz. come in a set of two and retail for $300.00.

You can shop ABBIEGALES.com to purchase the set for your special someone for that special occasion or for that special couple that is about to walk down the isle.

Cheers, enjoy!

Naomi Ybarra and The ABBIEGALES Family

 

ABBIEGALES’ GIVEAWAY!

We would like to extend our warmest thanks to our customers and to our soon-to-be customers!

We have been blessed throughout this journey and are so grateful for the opportunity to make your day, whether it be an engagement, a new home, a holiday gathering, a special event or just stopping by www.ABBIEGALES.com to shop. In order to commemorate such an exciting time, we decided to give back! We will be hosting a giveaway now through November 1st.  We will be giving away a KitchenAid Artisan 5-quart mixer. Visit us on our Facebook page for the details, and like our page to receive updates and view daily product highlights.

What we’re giving away: KitchenAid Stand Mixer, 5-quart, Matt Gray

Some information about the product:

Make up to 9 dozen cookies in a single batch with the KitchenAid® Artisan® Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer. This mixer also features 10 speeds to thoroughly mix, knead and whip ingredients quickly and easily and is available in a variety of colors to perfectly match your kitchen design or personality. For even more versatility, use the power hub to turn your stand mixer into a culinary center with over 10 optional hub powered attachments, from food grinders to pasta makers and more.

November 1, 2017 is the giveaway date, just in time for holiday baking!      Good luck, friends!

Much Love & Gratitude,

The ABBIEGALES’ Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Know Your Motors!

Are all mixers made equal?

At ABBIEGALES we like to research our products to assure that our customers get the absolute BEST items that are on the market. KitchenAid mixers have different motor sizes and what you pay for is what you get. The size of motor determines the price of your stand mixer.

Where does the difference in price lie?

A larger motor can handle more use and will last in the long run. We included this infographic from KitchenAid which explains the different styles they manufacture. Here lies the difference in price, with a larger mixer (quart size) you also get a larger motor and base. For example, 3.5-quart will have a 3.5-quart bowl and a 250-watt motor this style is the cheaper option and comes with a 1-year warranty with KitchenAid. In comparison, the 5-quart will come with a 5-quart bowl, a 325-watt motor and a 1-year warranty. The 7-quart, 1.3 HP has a 5 year warranty. You’ll also notice a difference design wise, the 3.5-quart model will offer a rushed (lined) stainless steel bowl versus the 5-quart which offers a polished (shiny) stainless steel bowl.

What should I get?

It depends on your needs, if you want a stand mixer for the occasional baker you might want to try the 5-quart or the new mini 3.5-quart mixer. For the more serious baker the 7-quart stand mixer would be an excellent choice.  At the end of the day your mixer will reflect the design of your kitchen and is often a statement piece.

 

We hope we have been able to provide you with a little insight into the products we carry at ABBIEGALES  and we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

With much love,

Naomi Ybarra

Registry Roundup

You have the date set; the venue has been selected and the cake tasting choices have been made, along with a beautiful menu for the evening.           So, now to build your bridal registry…

We’ve compiled a list of the top ten items that you’ll need to get you through the first year of I do, find them all by clicking on shop Abbiegales above.

 

10. Luggage style–Define the journey as the newlywed couple departs to their honeymoon of choice.

9.Throws – Cozy nights for late night movies on the couch cuddled in a gorgeous throw.

8. Coffee– Love and a cup of coffee  will make for the couple’s perfect morning.

  1. Towels– Velvet touch, a necessity for the home that gives the couple an elegant addition to their space.

  1. Cutlery–2017 Award- winning, Shun cutlery give the couple the perfect tool for everyday and special occasions.

 

5. KitchenAid – For the culinary couple who enjoys baking delicious chocolate cakes, sweet delicacies or making that authentic Italian pizza dough…  Bon appetit! 

  1. Pots & pans– A romantic dinner awaits  as the couple prepares a Friday night meal or the Thanksgiving dinner.

  1. Flatware –Sophistication for everyday use and special occasions for the couple who entertains offering a classic style.

2. Glassware­– Fun & Elegance  perfect for an old fashioned.

  1. China or Everyday settings– Style, as the couple begins their lifelong adventure, save them a place at the table.

By Naomi Ybarra