Let’s pick up where we left off!! OK….Eddie’s in the kitchen, Jaithan is packaging up Etsy treasures for our friends….and we are all oohhhhing and ahhhhhing and eatttttttting!
Fig jam (Eddie says leave it in the jar) and a smattering of cheeses — notice how he uses the wooden serving board — the older the better.
Here, he just took mozzarella balls and mixed in with peppers and olives – into the scooped out bread bowl.
Eddie made his own herbed goat cheese by rolling it in finely chopped herbs – use whatever flavor speaks to you.
So, this is how Eddie does a cheese platter — it’s all about abundance. Layer it on!!! Another tip was to stick a fork in the cheese, as well as a knife. How many times have you been jiggling and jiggling to get a piece of cheese without lifting up the cheese?! And, the next time you’re at a flea market, go ahead and grab those mismatched knives —- and then use them on your cheese board.
Eddie preps the next dish by using white porcelain spoons for individual portions. Notice how the spoons pop against the dark wood tray and are accented once again with a small floral design.
For all of you Asian food lovers, this is a keeper. Ready for the recipe? Think you can handle it? All you need to do is call ahead to your favorite Asian restaurant and have them make up a tray of dumplings. How simple is that? Eddie suggests slicing them in half, for a more manageable bite.
Check out this next arrangement. You can do this out of your garden (or your neighbors, if you’re friendly!). Hosta leaves….that’s right….just hosta leaves and a single rose. And, yet, so glamorous!!
Once again, single serving dishes really make this little bite feel special. Eddie peeled and sliced the cucumber, used a flower shaped cookie cutter, then scooped out the center. Instead of boiling live lobsters (that could have made for an interesting party), Eddie used the lobster salad from Stew Leonard’s. A little bit goes a long way, so even if you splurge on this…you can stretch it out.
With tips and tricks like these…we’re all sure to look like a pro at our next party. Thank you, Eddie & Jaithan, for pulling back the curtain to your genuis & your generosity for just one afternoon. It was pure bliss!
Now, who agrees that Eddie needs to write a book?!
ps: If you can’t make it out to Millerton for Eddie & Jaithan’s Tag Sale…..just tag something on Etsy. No driving required! Wishing you and yours a very safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend.
pve design says
Yes, Eddie already has what it takes to create that special book…and how lucky would I be to illustrate it. and then for you to launch it, by hosting a party with pretty pink tulips and a pretty turn-out, meet and greet par-tay! A gal can wish…right!
The Zhush says
Oh! Even I can make those dumplings..yay! The fork idea is genius! Great post (again!)
pretty pink tulips says
PvE —now that's a banner idea!!! I'm in!
Zhush — that's what I was thinking, too. I can do this!!! Of course, he made it all look easy!
Off to field day!
La Dolfina says
That really was quite an afternoon. Eddie is uber talented… he never stops creating. He thinks outside the box and comes up with unique ideas. I hope you gals ate up all that delicious food he was serving up 🙂
Is there a part III? What did you all score from his treasure trove?
Will you be going to his garage sale?
Thanks for sharing all the fun 🙂
Have the best Holiday Weekend!
Ok now I am hungry and feeling like I need to "jazz" up the appetizers I have planned for this weekend. Luckily now I know how to do it, such great ideas, Eddie is amazing!
Have a great weekend, I am sure you are doing something fabulous.
Mona Thompson says
I so wish I could have come to this party. Looks like you all had a blast. Love all the ideas but really like the cheeses piled on the old board. We just did an old breadboard giveaway last week and have more in the store if anyone's interested. Have a great weekend. Mona
All of this looks amazing and you BETTER invite me to the next one!! 🙂 xxoo
The Buzz says
Oh my gosh – such inspiration for Memorial Day festivities! Only hope my appetizers look as beautiful… Eddie certainly know how to raise (and decorate!) the bar!
Haven and Home says
How fun!!! Everything looks perfect and delicious!
pretty pink tulips says
La Dolfine – Luckily, I got my "tag sale" picks when they boys came to town. But, I have been up to visit before – it's amazing!!
Alexis – just had flowers dropped off from your best friend – a good weekend indeed!
Mona – so good to know!
Charlie aka Katie – would love to!
Buzz – something tells me you'll do an amazing presentation!!
Happy long weekend, all!
You had me at fig jam……
We're reliving the memories! Can't wait to do it again! Thank you again for co-hosting with us!
Eddie + Jaithan
My Notting Hill says
Looks like a fabulous time – great pics. I'll have a chance to see Eddie and Jaithan in Chicago in 2 weeks – looking forward to it!
pretty pink tulips says
Notting Hill – you are in for SUCH a treat!!!
OHHHH I LOVE the BOOK idea! YOU ARE BRILLIANT! I adore how you wrote about the little party/class…I felt like I was there! I'm SO glad I came here from ER's blog…I'm going to stay awhile! NEW FOLLOWER! 😉