Effortless Entertaining with the Radish.

One of my new, go-to favorites for effortless entertaining {because is there any other kind?} is the radish. I absolutely love how sweet they look and the peppery bite gives a great but simple flavor any way you use them.

I have tried them many different ways, from roasted to raw. I learned this SUPER simple dish from my friends Federico + Clara, who are masters of hospitality and effortless entertaining.

radish recipe

 

RADISH w/ BUTTER + SEA SALT

Wash radishes & slice into medium rounds. Chill + serve crisp.

Soften butter to room temperature and allow guests to dip or spread a dab of butter on radish slight with a sprinkle of salt on top.

It's that simple - but the flavors are fabulous and the presentation is gorgeous. I love Banner Butter {unsalted} and St. Helena Organic Grey Sea Salt. Although, if I remember correctly, Clara uses Black Sea Salt, which made for an even prettier presentation.

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And, you can get a sneak peek at one of our gorgeous new Wooden Feast Boards in the photos above, made right here in Georgia by the local team at WoodKith. They are handmade and are available in lengths up to 4' long, truly bringing to life the presentation of this dish {or any cheese or charcuterie platter}.

The butter knife is from my mix-matched collection of vintage, monogrammed silverware and the little white dish is an antique French piece I picked up at the market a few months ago.

Hope you'll give this dish a try & enjoy!

The Passing Down of Heirlooms: Pewter Flatware.

ws-alton-flatwareI previously shared my absolute love for the line of Match pewter that reminds me of service that would be found on a beautiful Southern plantation. While perusing for holiday gifts, I came across a most fabulous line of pewter flatware at Williams-Sonoma - their Alton Flatware. It is wonderfully heavy and has a fabulous distressed antique look to it.

Perfect to adorn any table setting - but even more perfect for cherishing generations down the road. Another heirloom item that can take you from "everyday" use to treasured timepiece later in life.

Interested to hear if anyone else has any fabulous pewter finds? Seems to be making quite a comeback these days ...