May 25, 2011

Summer's here! Set your outdoor table!

Is it me or did Summer just sneak up on us?? Just in time for Memorial Day I guess. With warm weather here and longer nights, it's the perfect time to invite friends over for an outdoor dinner party! We have some new table pieces that are perfect for such an affair.
burlap vases
$35, $25, $15, $10 (based on size)
glasses, set of 6 $84
glasses, set of 6 $120
glasses, set of 6 $72
pitcher $50
stone planter $125
succulents $8 each
glasses, set of 6 $72
oil lamps $65 each (pair available)
Now that we have your table covered...what to serve?
Try Martha Stewart's Smoked Salmon Cobb:
Ingredients: 3/4 cup buttermilk, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup minced shallots (from 2 shallots), 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, Freshly ground pepper, 8 ounces bacon (about 10 strips), 1 head Boston or bibb lettuce, leaves torn into 3-inch pieces, 3 large hard-cooked eggs, quartered lengthwise and halved crosswise, 3 ounces smoked salmon (flaked with a fork into bite-size pieces), 1 avocado (pitted, peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch dice)

Directions: Whisk buttermilk, mayonnaise, shallots, dill, lemon juice, and salt in a small bowl until well combined. Season with pepper. Cover, and refrigerate until cold, about 30 minutes.

Arrange bacon in a single layer in a large saute pan, and cook over medium heat, turning occasionally, until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels. When cool, crumble bacon into bite-size pieces.

Arrange lettuce on a platter. Top with bacon, eggs, salmon, and avocado. Drizzle with 1/2 of the dressing. Season with pepper, and serve with remaining dressing on the side.

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