Friday, June 22, 2007

Things I Love Today: Relish Tray

My parents follow a wonderful routine each night. Everyone convenes in the living room before dinner to read mail, talk and watch the birds in the yard. My dad has a scotch and water. My mom has a glass of wine and usually sits on the sofa frenching green beans or shelling peas.

The centerpiece of this "cocktail hour" is most often a relish tray; a plate with some combination of carrots, celery, cucumber, radishes (with a small dish of salt), green onions, etc. It's such a great way to relax before dinner and a tradition that Rob and I like to follow when we can.

Last night, I made a relish tray with some goodies from the produce market. We sat in the living room drinking small glasses of raspberry lambic and it was so nice to be home!


MissScientistSF said...

Oh man... making me homesick! I want some radishes in salt and the olives from the bottom of Dad's gin and tonic :) Have a great weekend!

love.boxes said...

What a wonderful tradition. I'm going to try that one out. :) Have a great weekend Miss Emily!

At Home with kim vallee said...

This is cute! A double dose of healthiness: one for the body, one for the relationship.