Moroccan Munch and Brunch
I haven't thrown a party in FOREVER. Typically I hibernate all winter and then shake myself awake sometime in late May when I realize everyone is outside and maybe I should give it a go. And I thought I'd invite you and some dear friends along for the fun.
It looks like an exotic oasis but really, it's my back porch.
It's amazing what a few pillows, flowers, and artfully placed dishes can do. This was intended to be a small little gathering of intimate friends, so I took an old vintage steamer trunk with a distressed gold surface and made it our table, then festooned the back porch with white peonies. To me, Morocco is about color and pattern and as you'll soon see, a lot of pistachio and mint.
As my guests arrived, I offered two choices- something hot and spicy and something cool and sweet. This came in the form of a spiced coffee and a mojito laced with chai and mint. It was a difficult choice many people decided NOT to make.
Hey. We all have two hands for a reason.
Oranges with Honey, Yogurt, Pistachios & Mint
I hope you enjoyed this brief respite in the oasis that is my backyard. I know I did. Come back next time for more frolicking in the kitchen and don't let your summer waste away without having a little more fun.