By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
Tabletop Linens from Yum Yum Smile Shop
“When I asked her to tell me a food the inspired or held a special memory for her, she quietly whispered “radish”. And so a luncheon table was set in her honor..”
I wanted to honor a friend by setting a table inspired by her favorite vegetable, radish. I started with a foam head form from my local craft store, and three dozen pink geraniums in three different shades of a radish – the idea was to duplicate the beautiful ombre color of a radish. I carefully removed the tops from the stems and pinned them to the foam head using long corsage pins. From the back, I pinned darker pink or reds and in the front I pinned the lighter pinks. Once finished I added a fun temporary tattoo from Tater Tats! Isn’t she beautiful?!
To set the table: I used white hand thrown plates, pink water glasses, rosé glasses, gold flatware, and Agen Linens Napkins from Yum Yum Smile Shop!
We opened a great bottle of rosé, poured two glasses and sat to eat.
The coarse; a fresh greens salad with matchstick radish, a sprinkle of fresh thyme and a drizzle of homemade Raspberry Jam Vinaigrette dressing.
Raspberry Jam Vinaigrette
(sweet, smooth and pretty)
1 heaping tablespoon raspberry jam
Juice of 1 large lemon
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup canola oil
Flake sea salt
Whisk jam, lemon juice, vinegar and oil vigorously together. Salt and pepper to taste.