FOODIE FRIDAY: Anatomy of a brunch.

My friend Elizabeth over at Stone Textile (remember when I used her pillows in Chez Bachelor? I still want those pillows for my house!) was kind enough to send me over some goodies from her table top collection- beautiful acrylic diamond cut plate mats, and some diamond patterned napkins, see them HERE– and asked me to put together a little place setting for Mother’s Day. Of course, I’m thrilled to get gifts of the tabletop variety. I’ve been doing this blog for 4 years now, do you know how hard it is to keep reinventing the same dishes over and over again? It’s hard! Every year I want to buy all new stuff, but I dont cook or have people over for dinner nearly enough to justify that!

Anyway, I was graciously complying with Elizabeth’s table top command, but then I thought, HUH. This stupid white plate looks kind of boring. It would look better with that yummy avocado toast thing they serve at Cafe Gitane. Then I thought, OH YEA, and that greek yogurt with cucumbers and olive oil that I had at the Chobani store (stay tuned for a whole post just on the store!) would be perfect. Then I thought, you know what, my favorite drink Gin and Grapefruit Juice (Or Patron Grapefruit, or Vodka Grapefruit – anything as long as its fresh juice), would look awfully pretty here. And then I felt like I needed a main course, might as well start cooking the fish I bought for dinner… well, and then lets throw in the little Israeli salad while we are at it, WHY NOT! And then of course, David ate the whole Mediterranean Diet lunch plate for dinner. Perfect. We are big fans of this type of clean simple cooking over at my house. (Always remember the immortal words of Michael Pollan: Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much. Words to live by- the only diet you’ll ever need.)He and I always discuss whether or not I should plate food at home for the family or if I should serve family style. I think we would all end up eating less, plus its pretty? Does anyone ever do that? David is kind of a fancy loving dude (we use cloth napkins even at the most casual dinners) so he’s into it.

Check out Stone Textile HERE and Happy Mother’s Day!

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  1. meredith says:

    beautiful dinner! totally agree on pollan too, love his approach to food. so great to be thoughtful about something we do three times a day, especially if tastes/looks this good.

  2. That looks like a delicious brunch! Love those napkings.