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Jul 17, 2006 07:25 AM

Beautiful Food................(w/PHOTOS)

It started with a gift of preserved lemons, which I never opened because they looked so beautiful sitting on my kitchen counter.

Then I made cranberry-infused vodka, now sitting in a vintage bottle on the kitchen counter--the beginning of my affinity for infused vodkas. Not only because they taste good, but because they are so beautiful.

Does anyone have any ideas (actually tried) for using or displaying food decoratively? (photos appreciated!)

***Below are photos of "Beautiful Food" I took this past weekend***

Vodka Infusions as Table Decor...

Close-up of Three...

Summer Strawberry Vodka Infusion...

Layered Heirloom Tomato Salad (w/home grown tomatoes)...
(not enduring "beauty", but very pretty for the evening :

Close-up of above...

Counter Decor...

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  1. Though I have no suggestions, I have to say the layout is very pretty.

    1. Beautiful! You should be a food stylist. :-)

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      1. A simple bowl of lemons, such a beautiful sight.

        Or as mentioned on a basil thread, a bunch of fresh basil in a pretty jar of water.

        Sorry no pictures to share. Yours are so pretty.

        Oh those tomatoes! I'm in MA near the NH border, and we don't have local ones yet. My little farm market has won medals in Boston for their heirlooms, so just can't wait to see what we'll get this year.

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        1. re: hummingbird

          I have seen lemons in the water of a vase filled with flowers--pretty (kumquats would look nice too).

          Below is a pretty AND tasty way to serve water:

          Zucchini & Lemon Water

        2. Your heirloom tomato salad was beautiful. Wouldn't mind having your recipes for all those great looking vodka infusions.

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          1. re: Doreen

            I just place fruit in a jar and cover with vodka. Some fruits take longer to infuse--just take a taste every few days... Do report back.