You might have heard the phrase, “you eat with your eyes first.” Those who know me, know I love to eat. I love food. It’s as simple as that.
I also love foods that look good. The older I get, the less I seem to be able to consume and keep healthy…so, smaller portions are in order. This fits perfectly with my passion for afternoon tea menus. Beautiful petite bites are what I seek at tea time. Often I prepare my own, and while I thoroughly enjoy cooking, I am not very good at the detail work of decorating – so, when I want that little something to make my dish yield an extra smile that warms the heart, I use garnishes. Innovative packaging, serving pieces, cutters, and papers simplify my work and can take an ordinary dish to being something special. With little effort, let your garnish reflect the beauty, whimsy, or rustic appeal you desire. For my most important events, when I need things to look really awesome with a “wow” factor, I call on my niece, Sammycakes…she is masterful at creating spectacular looking (and tasting) desserts. Knowing my interest in creating compelling, unique small bites; my sister-in-law and niece sent me a link to a site they thought interesting called Think Garnish. I believe they saw the site in Martha Stewart Living Magazine. Check it out, there are clever ideas awaiting you there.
Think Garnish describes what garnish is all about this way…”Have you ever wondered what makes the difference between something special and spectacular? It’s the Garnish…that little something extra that brings a sparkle to the eye and a giggle to the heart.
A few of my latest favorite festive garnishes are below:
Think Garnish says that “products are blank canvases just waiting for your expression. Totally customizable, they offer infinite possibilities. Take this opportunity to let your personality shine through… and make every occasion a special occasion. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to bring simple sophistication to everyday life. Garnish provides all the ingredients and ideas you need to create an experience that everyone will remember. Remember, there is no one perfect moment to add a little Garnish…every moment deserves to be Garnished.”
I encourage you to express yourself through adding a little garnish…Valentine’s Day is coming…the perfect opportunity to create a new memory through food. Food is Life…it may as well be interesting.