Thursday, February 9, 2012

Fun with Real Food Centerpieces

Before you know it Valentine's Day will be upon us, so I thought I'd start posting some ideas that might create a "Real Food" vibe for you and your sweetheart.

Today while perusing some other blogs I found a couple of things that really inspired me . . . 

I "like" a site that promotes safe, organic gardening and pest control.  They posted a link to a blog who had posted these gorgeous photos on a blog by Max Wanger, a wedding photographer.   I know that you understand how these little searches go!

It seemed to me that these beauties exemplify our "Real Food" challenge just in time for a little celebration.

And just in case you are having a party I also found this wonderful dessert table idea on . . .

Now you may not want to go to such great lengths as either of these photos, so here are a few of my own photos that are as easy as using a pretty vase, glass or bowl and fill them with some of the stars of your fridge!  The great news is these are no waste, no extra expense ways to make your dinner table special anytime of the year!

Red Plums in a Glass Bowl

Mixed Citrus & Mint in a Wooden Bowl (from Target)

An Assortment of Eggplant in a Wooden Bowl (again Target)

Beautiful Persimmons Stacked in a Glass Vase

I'm sure you will design even more beautiful centerpieces and would love to see your photos!

Now that your creativity is flowing, have a little Fun with some Real Food today!

Over the course of the next few days I'll start posting some great ideas to celebrate your own Sweetheart!!!

Dr. P


  1. Love this idea. Only problem no one wants to be the first person to eat the beautiful centerpiece! Seriously beautiful though!

  2. I know! Especially on that wedding spread . . . those floral arrangements of kale and artichokes are stunning. I wish I'd thought of these ideas back when I catered what felt like a million weddings!

    Which one is your favorite?

  3. The wedding spread was incredible. I like a bowl of fruit myself. There is no reason to not just reach over and eat a piece!