All of the Romancing the Home girls were honored to attend the launch party of Parisienne Farmgirl Magazine at Angela's home on Saturday night! We were so inspired by her home's warmth and decor. A beautiful table was set with delectable delights to enjoy! A delicious pate from Trader Joe's was served with dried figs, sea salt and cracked pepper in cute little tart shells. A gorgeous vegetable display was artfully arranged in a wine crate- almost too pretty to eat. The surprise delightful bite was the salami and cream cheese wrapped spring onions- so simple and so good. But the piece de resistance was the Wine Infused Blackberry buttermilk cake - OMG- to die for! The topping was a symphony of blackberries, Sauternes, sugar, grapefruit zest and blackberry preserves. An arrangement of soft pastel flowers was artfully arranged in the center of the table and one thought they were in Provence having afternoon tea. And of course, we had to take Angela a gift to show off those desserts she so expertly prepares- a French bakery dome. Wrapping the package in pink paper from Hobby Lobby, black velvet ribbon and topping it with an Eiffel Tower embellished with dried roses, was a labor of love. We wanted to share this exciting night with this lovely girl and her amazing family.
PS If you haven't ordered your subscription to Parisienne Farmgirl Magazine yet, do it now (parisiennefarmgirlmagazine.com.) It is fantastic- the photography is amazing, the articles are interesting and unique, and the recipes are wonderful. My friend Lynda was so inspired that she got up yesterday morning and immediately went to the store to get the ingredients for the gougeres recipe in the magazine. Tomorrow I'll share a picture of those little puffs of delightful goodness!