Allow me to introduce today’s guest blogger Lisa from Recaptured Charm. Lisa is from Canada, and loves to cook, bake, craft and of course paint anything that stands still long enough. She has a great imagination as you will see in this post. It is a real pleasure having her here today.
Hi there, I am so excited to be here on Delishhh. This marvelous site is filled with great ideas and delectable recipes. I am SO making the Steamed Chocolate Pudding this week! But for now, I have some tips on using food for an entirely different purpose.
Why do people with a passion for decorating also have a passion for food? It’s very simple actually. Decorating, as well as beautiful food, is really all a feast for the eyes.While my first passion is decorating I also crave good old fashion kitchen time. I love to cook and bake. And sometimes I mix my two passions together and decorate with food.
There are countless ways to decorate a cake.
You can even make food into a decoration.
But since food is beautiful in it’s own right, why not decorate with it as is? That’s where I can mix my love of decorating with food. You don’t need any special tools, or special skills, or really any great talent. You just need an eye for the beauty of food.
Here is a little something I whipped up for dinner party centerpiece. The food is left in it’s natural state, but incorporated with some decorative items and candles. Use fresh daisies for a spring centerpiece, or rust colored mums and some gourds for fall. With a little modifying this centerpiece can take you through every holiday.
A handful of lemons and limes brighten up any corner of a kitchen.
Three large brandy snifters with fresh cranberries and hydrangeas.
Mix up some live foliage with red apples in a rustic container.
Or how about a live centerpiece with the most colorful veggies you can find!
You could even go whimsical!
Lets take it a step further. Take the decorations to another level.
So the next time you need to spruce up your place a little with some color, or need a quick centerpiece for your table, skip the trip to the florist and stroll down the produce aisle of your grocery store. Be inventive, and be creative, there are no rules.
Thanks Lisa for such a lovely post. If you haven’t already, hop over to visit Lisa at Recaptured Charm!