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Wednesday
May012013

a summer shower

I was glad to be a part of this baby shower given for some good friends last summer.  The color palette consisted of warm reds and oranges, partly because the shower was for a girl and partly because those colors seemed to evoke summer.  A summer sunset, perhaps?  The shower was a great team effort and much attention and care went into the planning.  Most of the foods served were also red and orange, which added to the summer sensibilities and feel of the gathering.  The favors were candy-filled cherries made from tissue paper, floral wire and floral tape.  The paper used to make the pennants and lanterns was from Paper Source.  This was a great example of how color can inform and inspire all aspects of a party, including food!

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Reader Comments (3)

That pepper salad looks amazing! Do you have a recipe? Thanks!

By the way, I found your blog a few weeks ago and am in awe of the beautiful images- amazing

May 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJ. Diamond

So many great ideas here!! ...I agree about the beautiful images too! Your photos are gorgeous!! I would love to read a post by you with photo tips! : )

May 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteramy jane

Thanks for your kind words, Jen and Amy Jane! I am doing a summer series for a blog called Mom*tog. There are a lot of useful photography tutorials on it. Check it out when you get a chance!

http://www.momtog.com/category/tips-tricks/

Also, here's a recipe for those roasted peppers from my friend Garland Wong who made them! Sorry it took so long. :)

"I use small sweet peppers. Wash and de-seed them. I usually leave the stems on for aesthetic purposes and I cut the peppers in half lengthwise. Put in the oven at 400degrees and roast them until desired color (a little charred in my book is good looking and tasting). I lay the halves face down (cut side down). Take them out and let them cool a bit. Olive oil in a pan. Throw minced (or whole) garlic in the pan and let it sit in there to get flavor out. Throw the peppers in and toss around a few minutes. Salt and pepper to taste."

July 31, 2013 | Registered CommenterMichelle

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