Thursday, August 18, 2011

DISHING WITH DIANE...


"Be bold. Be graphic. Be free. Set the table and set the mood."
 
- Diane von Furstenberg
There's an added beauty to her signature style... whether it's the wrap dress, a duvet cover or dinner plate, anything DVF creates comes with the vibe, "I am woman!".  

Who knew that a salad and a fashion plate could turn a meal into a seduction!

And it all starts so innocently...


Engage your senses... pluck the fleshiest, juiciest tomatoes in your heirloom garden. Lush and luscious, let its wonders inspire you. Inhale. Exhale. Enjoy the scents and sensuality. Clip some peppers and pick a flower or two. Feel the rush of touch. Snip the basil and lotus-like leaves. Place your gatherings in a pretty basket and feast your eyes. Rinse your harvest clean, slice, and let the juices flow.
RECIPE 7:

TEMPTATION TOMATO SALAD

Ingredients:

The Fashion Plate 
DVF Floral Batik Decal Charger (www.dvf.com or www.bloomingdales.com)

Accessories:
Cherokee Purple Tomato
Black Prince Tomato
Lime Green Salad Tomato
Brandywine Red Tomato
Hot Jalapeño & Serrano Peppers
Hungarian Hot Wax Pepper
Fresh Basil Leaves
Nasturtium Leaves & Flowers (Red & Yellow)
Mozzarella


Bling:
Olive Oil
Balsamic Vinegar
Sea Salt
Pepper


Directions:
Forget making a salad... design a decadence. Place accessories on fashion plate. Drizzle and sprinkle bling for a salad that is dressed to impress. Light a candle and serve the seduction.
Very haute... and very hot, on so many levels.

3 comments:

Debi@7Gates said...

You had me from the start with that charger. I didn't know what it was at first; I just knew the colors were outstanding. Now the end here with that piece of art work salad on it is a feast for the eyes. That should be in a magazine somewhere. Beautiful!!

The Country Cardinal said...

Thank you, Debi. The whole DVF home collection is one big WOW! I love how she mixes and matches everything -- makes me think that what you do with her pieces is an even bigger WOW! Kinda get the feeling that's the way she wants it. I'm thinking duvet covers next.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I had a DVF dress many, many years ago. I love her timeless style. As for your salad, well that a gorgeous design all on its own. What a wonderful variety of tomatoes.