Last year I took this photo of a beautiful snacking spread I’d made, set out on a @cherryhill_woodworks beautiful live edge board. This year, we’re celebrating the holidays a little differently, with less people. But my family – no matter how many of us – enjoy good food, presented nicely. So I’ll still be serving snacks and parts of meals on boards and trays and platters… it’s still 6 of us at home, so, yes, platters! And if you’re interested in a small-scale spread – whether a Sunday afternoon cheese and crackers board in the living room, or mixed appetizers (prosciutto-wrapped crackers and roasted almonds, anyone?) before dinner, I can help you out. Assorted arrangements available on wood-look boards, from $30. Message me for details and customization. Local delivery available. *Tag someone you wish you could share with*

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Making soup, from the vegetables I had on hand: celery + fennel + cherry tomatoes; I added water and let it simmer with the vegetables so the browned bits in the pot and sweetness of the tomatoes created a broth. These chopped spinach and baby chard leaves were stirred in at the end, with the rice. Lastly the chopped parsley. And a little reserved parsley was to sprinkle over the dishes. Chickpeas would have been a nice protein addition but I’d turned them into hummus. #homemadesoups #vegetablesoup #vegetariansoup #cookingfromscratch #usewhatyougot #usingwhatihavehere

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