Time Inc.’s Southern Living
brand is partnering with 1-800-Flowers.
And a few days later, it debuted Personalization Universe, a site that the firm said includes customized gifts.“We are launching both new sites during the peak holiday season in order to introduce them to our millions of customers who will be visiting our sites for their holiday gifting needs in the upcoming months,” 1-800-Flowers CEO Christopher McCann said in an earnings conference call.
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November 21, 2017
Consider it a holiday gift a little early or, better yet, a place to buy holiday gifts.As it continues to grow beyond bouquets, 1-800-Flowers.
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Below, Marc Eliot, a party and event planner, sounds off with some expert advice.This is a family holiday, meaning that the host, or hosts, should be in the mix—and be able to enjoy their company and cuisine.
Carefully spread leaves and scrape out purple leaves and hairy choke with a melon baller or spoon.Trim fibrous parts from base and rub artichoke all over with a lemon half.
Hold the petal with a tweezer, and sprinkle with superfine sugar.Tap the tweezer to remove excess sugar.
YieldServes 4Ingredients12 small beets with the greens (about 4 pounds)1/2 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard1 1/2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar1/4 cup olive oil1 scallion, sliced thin diagonallyPreparation Cut the beet greens from the beets, leaving about 1 inch of the stems attached to the beets, and reserve 16 of the beet leaves.oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until they are tender.
YieldMakes 4 servings
Active Time40 min
Total Time1 hrIngredients9 (17- by 12-inch) phyllo sheets (1/2 lb)1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted4 tablespoons vanilla sugar3 firm-ripe pears (1 1/3 lb), peeled, cored, and sliced into very thin wedges12 raspberriesPreparation Preheat oven to 400°F.Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
YieldServes 6-8Ingredients6 medium red onions or sweet onions (such as Walla Walla), skin on, roots intact6 tablespoons olive oil, dividedSalt (smoked is delicious here)Herbs-either a few bay leaves or a few sprigs of rosemary and thymeFreshly ground black pepperPreparation Preheat oven to 350°.Make a total of 4 vertical cuts in each onion to create 8 wedges still attached at the root end.
Pour 1 cup boiling water over cocoa; whisk to blend.Using electric mixer, beat sugar and eggs in large bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Yield6 ServingsIngredients4 bananas, peeled, cut into pieces2 cups chilled orange juice1/2 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, cut into chunks1 cup cold water2 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup2 tablespoons grenadine1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice6 fresh strawberriesPreparation Combine bananas and 1/4 cup orange juice in processor and puree.Combine pineapple chunks and 1/4 cup orange juice in processor and puree.
Ideally, glaze should sit at least 12 hours for sugar to fully hydrate, but it can be used as soon as cookies have cooled.Shortbread and assembly: Whisk rice flour, salt, and 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour in a medium bowl.
YieldServes 8Ingredients8 sheets (9" x 14") phyllo dough, thawed2 tablespoons butter, melted1/3 cup sugar plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided1 bag (12 ounces) frozen blueberries, thawed2 teaspoons cornstarchPinch nutmeg1 pint fresh blueberries1 pint raspberry sorbetPreparation Heat oven to 350°.Let rest in pan 2 to 3 minutes; transfer cups to a wire rack and cool.
Season to taste with salt, white pepper and piment d'Espelette.Using a small spoon or a piping bag, gently stuff each zucchini flower three-quarters full with the crab mixture.
YieldMakes 20 hors d'oeuvres
Active Time45 min
Total Time1 3/4 hr (includes soaking radishes)Ingredients20 small radishes with leafy topsPreparation Trim radish tops, leaving 2 inches of stems with leaves attached.Trim roots, then wash radishes, cleaning well around stem end.
These days, many flower districts and floral stores can make arrangements using natural elements that serve as an alternative to flowers and in many cases last longer and for some homeowners may be viewed as more modern.• Incorporate elements such as herbs and branches; they are a wonderful alternative to traditional flowers.
There are dozens of edible flowers you can harvest from your vegetable garden, meadow, or by taking a walk around your parks.Herb blossoms need to be picked early and often to keep the aromatic leaves producing, but the vegetable and squash blossoms are a bit trickier.
Incorporate elements such as herbs and branches; they are a wonderful alternative to traditional flowers.DON’T:Mix too many elements together.