This time of year we take the time to make beautiful things and serve our favorite foods, so why not serve them in a pretty way? The best thing is, it doesn't have to be hard or complicated.
My friend, Jill, serves appetizers on a cutting board, simply topped with cedar. You can add a few cranberries here and there to make it even a bit more festive. I love this presentation. If you don't have extra greenery laying around, fresh herbs are a great substitute.
To serve my friend Sylvia's delicious olives, we simply filled a wooden bowl with eucalyptus and placed the vessel of olives inside. Just that little touch is all it takes to make the presentation beautiful. I picked up the fresh eucalyptus in the floral section of my local supermarket, but any greenery or herbs you like can be used.
Serving desserts? My friend Pam likes to cover her hot cocoa tray in gobs of teeny tiny marshmallows and serves brownies atop crushed peppermint candies.
Sylvia and Jill