Category: Setting a Beautiful Table

When Food is Art: Exquisite Presentation at Châteauform’s Les prés d’Ecoublay

When Food is Art: Exquisite Presentation at Châteauform’s Les prés d’Ecoublay

Food is art! These beautifully arranged culinary exhibits at a workshop in Paris made me feel satisfied before I even took the first bite.

Glover Gardens Holiday Menu Classics

Glover Gardens Holiday Menu Classics

A Glover Gardens holiday recipe compendium, starting with breakfast and continuing through dessert, with stops at appetizers and savory sides along the way.

Antipasto Advice from Mom and Great Tastes from the Texas Coast

Antipasto Advice from Mom and Great Tastes from the Texas Coast

A well-worn family cookbook, Great Tastes from the Texas Coast, provides my late Mom’s guidance for antipasto success.

Revisiting a Recipe for Fall Parties: Tuscany-Texas Goat Cheese Spread

Revisiting a Recipe for Fall Parties: Tuscany-Texas Goat Cheese Spread

Perfect for fall parties, Tuscany-Texas Goat Cheese Spread is a burst of fresh flavors atop salty, creamy goat cheese.

Tiny Dinner Party with International Guests

Tiny Dinner Party with International Guests

Steak is on the menu at a tiny dinner party at Glover Gardens with international guests.

Even the Chandelier is Decorated

Even the Chandelier is Decorated

Gorgeous silver and white dining room decorated for Christmas – even the chandelier!

Rosemary Wreath Appetizer Platter

Rosemary Wreath Appetizer Platter

A rosemary wreath dresses up the standby party platter of cheese, salami and olives.

Rosemary Wreath

Rosemary Wreath

This blogging thing is fun, especially the connections with other bloggers and the ideas they share and inspire. One of the blogs I subscribe to is Last Night’s Feast, where blogger Sara occasionally makes a post called Pretty Things, a collection of unrelated links and […]

A Gorgeous Thanksgiving Table; A Family Legacy from Strong Woman to Strong Woman

A Gorgeous Thanksgiving Table; A Family Legacy from Strong Woman to Strong Woman

Thanksgiving is about food and family and memories and connections.  Sometimes those connections are new, with folks who would be family, only if they were near and known. I made such a connection tonight, with a marvelous lady named Cathy,  from the land of Facebook […]

Set the Stage with a Beautiful Table

Set the Stage with a Beautiful Table

A beautiful table signals to guests that they are special, and the event is significant.

I Love Thanksgiving! Run-Up to My Favorite Holiday

I Love Thanksgiving! Run-Up to My Favorite Holiday

Thanksgiving means food and family and fun, and I enjoy the process of getting ready for it. Check out some of the Glover Gardens standards.

Just Gotta Garnish

Just Gotta Garnish

Garnishes and condiments are a supporting cast that add color and texture and provide complementary or contrasting flavors that highlight the main dish and make it a star.

Setting a Beautiful Table – Whimsical Christmas

Setting a Beautiful Table – Whimsical Christmas

I used to live in a 1920s pier-and-beam wood cottage. It was really fun to dress the old girl up for the holidays. Some of the table-setting tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years are illustrated in the photos from a special holiday dinner when my folks met my inlaws-to-be for the first time.

Countdown to Thanksgiving

Countdown to Thanksgiving

I like starting from a blank slate and creating a sense of bountiful harvest and plenty in my dining room for Thanksgiving.

Thankful for…Bay Leaves and Family

Thankful for…Bay Leaves and Family

A co-created centerpiece brings the family together in a meaningful discussion of what we’re thankful for.

Make It Special, But Keep It Easy

Make It Special, But Keep It Easy

It’s amazing how setting a beautiful table creates a festive mood.


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