A LA MODE WINTER 2018

A New Magazine!

You asked for it! A new series of online magazines to feed your creativity! You'll find good food and great ideas to entertain your family and friends! Hope you enjoy the tablescapes, ideas for celebrations, recipes and a pinch of food history!


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Is It The Year of the Pig??

Did I say the year of the Pig?   This cute little pig cake was one of the many gifts given to my daughter when she visited Taiwan last summer.   She was visiting with prospective college students and exchanging small gifts was delightful!  She gave me this little piggy tucked inside a towel, because I love pigs.



No, it's not the year of the pig ... it's the year of the Rabbit and according to those who know these things ... in the next year, we will be setting more elegant tables ... we'll be more relaxed and calm ... and we'll spend more time enjoying the finer things of life that we've put on hold during this past year.

I've set up a cute dessert buffet table using one of my garden rabbits as the focal point!  I'm using my Corelle Cherry Blossom dinnerware with faux bamboo forks.  I bought a ton of silk cherry blossom stems last summer when I used this pattern on the deck for a Chinese BBQ ... and I've loved using it in other ways.





A little curly stem to go with the silk flowers ... and my Geisha (which is actually Japanese) that Big Daddy's uncle brought back during World War II.  The print is another little gift that traveling PhD Daughter shared with me. (PhD Dughter teaches Tourism Management at Southern Illinois University and is responsible for recruiting International students.)



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