Monday, May 10, 2010

Guest Post from Recaptured Charm: Embellishing With Food

Allow me to introduce today’s guest blogger Lisa from Recaptured Charm. Lisa is from Canada, and loves to cook, bake, craft and of course paint anything that stands still long enough. She has a great imagination as you will see in this post. It is a real pleasure having her here today.  

Hi there, I am so excited to be here on Delishhh. This marvelous site is filled with great ideas and delectable recipes. I am SO making the Steamed Chocolate Pudding this week! But for now, I have some tips on using food for an entirely different purpose.  

Why do people with a passion for decorating also have a passion for food? It’s very simple actually. Decorating, as well as beautiful food, is really all a feast for the eyes.While my first passion is decorating I also crave good old fashion kitchen time. I love to cook and bake. And sometimes I mix my two passions together and decorate with food.  

There are countless ways to decorate a cake.  


You can even make food into a decoration.  


But since food is beautiful in it’s own right, why not decorate with it as is? That’s where I can mix my love of decorating with food. You don’t need any special tools, or special skills, or really any great talent. You just need an eye for the beauty of food.  

Here is a little something I whipped up for dinner party centerpiece. The food is left in it’s natural state, but incorporated with some decorative items and candles. Use fresh daisies for a spring centerpiece, or rust colored mums and some gourds for fall. With a little modifying this centerpiece can take you through every holiday.  

Picture from recaptured Charm

A handful of lemons and limes brighten up any corner of a kitchen.  

Picture from Recaptured Charm

 Three large brandy snifters with fresh cranberries and hydrangeas.  

Picture from Southern Living

 Mix up some live foliage with red apples in a rustic container. 

Picture from Country Living

Or how about a live centerpiece with the most colorful veggies you can find!  

Picture from Martha Stewart

You could even go whimsical!  

Picture from Martha Stewart

Lets take it a step further. Take the decorations to another level.  



So the next time you need to spruce up your place a little with some color, or need a quick centerpiece for your table, skip the trip to the florist and stroll down the produce aisle of your grocery store. Be inventive, and be creative, there are no rules.  


Thanks Lisa for such a lovely post. If you haven’t already, hop over to visit Lisa at Recaptured Charm!

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42 Responses to “Guest Post from Recaptured Charm: Embellishing With Food”

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    Magdalena — May 10, 2010 @ 4:23 pm

    Nice pictures…and delishhh, i am still thinking about my 12 bloggers for the sunshine award… hard issue…I hope I will decide this week and I will publish a separate post! Have a good day…here, it is very very late!

    • Delishhh replied: — May 10th, 2010 @ 5:58 pm

      Magdalena, oh no worries, i am sure you will be picking some of the best 12! 🙂

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    Splendid Willow — May 10, 2010 @ 7:38 pm

    What a terrific post! As an interior decorator, I love to incorporate food in my tabletop displays. Apples (like the one in the image) and lots of nuts for the winter holidays. And oranges with whole cloves inserted (smells so good!). And sometimes I use artichokes instead of flowers. Simple things like that. The water melon carving is outside of my league, though! How amazing is that!

    Ox, Mo,

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    Barbara — May 11, 2010 @ 4:37 am

    I love posts like this! Food styling is so important and incorporating food into your home decorations is an inexpensive and impressive way to decorate.
    Of course, that gorgeous watermelon is another story…reminds me of the Food Network during Halloween, doing those amazing pumpkins!

    I’m sending my sister the baby trees in the apples….a perfect idea for her cabin at Christmas!
    Lovely guest post!

    • Delishhh replied: — May 11th, 2010 @ 7:03 pm

      Barbara, i know is this a great post. It gave me so many ideas that i just didn’t think about. Next time my centerpeice will be eatable!

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    Jo — May 11, 2010 @ 8:37 am

    Vilken bra blog! Jag far komma tillbaka och leta igenom alla dina recept…Ha det bra.


    • Delishhh replied: — May 11th, 2010 @ 8:17 pm

      Jo, vad skoj att du kom forbi. Jag tittade precis pa din blog och den ar jatte fin och interessant. Hoppas vi hors igen snart.

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    Nicole — May 11, 2010 @ 9:58 am

    Lovely and creative as all ways. Stopping by from Recaptured Charm.

    • Delishhh replied: — May 11th, 2010 @ 7:04 pm

      Nicole, thanks for stopping by. Lisa is a great blogger and this post was awesome. I just love her imagination.

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    Lisa — May 12, 2010 @ 5:58 am

    Thanks to all who stopped by and for all your lovely comments. I’m glad that you seemed to get some ideas from the post. Now without just having to use flowers, your centerpieces can be limitless!!
    Thanks again Ewa !!

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    Anna Jones — May 30, 2010 @ 10:55 pm

    So beautiful! You inspired me.

    • Delishhh replied: — June 7th, 2010 @ 10:03 pm

      Anna – I am so glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping by!

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