Posted by Victoria Amory on August 20, 2014
As much as I love our jars and labels with their sharp colors and straight lines, sometimes it is not appropriate to put "labels on tables". The elegant table looks so much better with bowls of ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard in crystal or ceramic bowls.
We are working hard to get it all ready for the Fall and all our entertaining needs. Some items are already in pre-order. Take a look at let me know! Here is a sneak peek into our fab collection:
Romesco Sauce, made with almonds, hazelnuts, garlic and roasted peppers never looked so good!. Use our vintage silver "nut" to add charm, elegance and style to your table and serve the Romesco sauce in style. The vintage Silver basket has a cut crystal liner that is removable for washing... use the basket to serve our Fine Herb Mayonnaise all dressed up.-
Elegant and refined, this collection is all about ketchup and piri piri. Use the sleeve (in the middle) for the ketchup and the other two jars for the red and green piri piri to pass at the table.- Or use them all for the three different types of Ketchup. Talk about.... class!
Love, love, love. This group is charming. Period. The basket with the handle, the French cut bowl and the rustic jar add sophistication to your table. And, lastly, the White Ceramic Pot with a Red Beak Chicken and a White Rooster perfect to serve mayonnaise. How ideal are these?
A weekend house always means lots of friends coming to visit. I am a great believer in welcoming everyone and always happy to meet friends of friends, family and house guests. For those weekends, having a well stocked pantry and menus that are easy to enlarge for unexpected guests is a must. Granted, running a weekend house, organizing the [...]
EVERY GOOD HOSTESS knows what to do to make a guest’s stay wonderful. I always put myself in my traveling friend's shoes-what would I want upon on arrival? If the trip is short, a chilled beverage is all I need. If the journey involves air travel and accompanying jet lag, I never want to sit [...]
Chilled Asparagus & Curry SoupWhite Corn & Shrimp Rice Salad Warm Green Beans & TarragonSummer Fruit PieIn this heat, the last thing I feel like doing is being in the kitchen any longer than I have to. Actually, my kitchen has air conditioning so it is not too terrible, but running errands, getting in and out of the [...]
Weekend entertaining is casual, easy and fun. It is all about putting it together, asking friends over and having a good time without stress or hysteria. My solution? A collection of super-easy to make hors d'oeuvres that can feed a crowd.Fine Herb EggsRetro is totally in and eggs are now back in fashion as super-food. [...]
Summer is easy... and entertaining at home should not be difficult or stressful. Here are 5 pointers to make events fun for you and your guests:1. Rely on your local specialty food store for cheese, crackers, fruit, roasted nuts, dips and chips, shrimp with dipping sauces, smoked salmon, a vegetable platter.... There is no reason [...]
1. Tomato Ketchup is not a vegetable. Sorry. But it is very low in calories, under 20 per tablespoon and, if it is all-natural, a great way to enhance flavor to your foods. 4 tablespoons of ketchup have the nutritional value of a medium tomato. I repeat: 4 tablespoons of ketchup have the….. Yes, since the [...]
It does happen that friends who come for drinks linger and... stay for dinner. I am thrilled as it gives me the opportunity to show off my effortless cooking skills and have something to eat a bit more substantial than a shrimp on a skewer. Late night cooking is all about few ingredients, easy cooking [...]
Burger season is fast approaching and with it, bbq, cookouts and picnics. I love the idea of a small burger... or slider as I am [...]