Feast - All things related to feasting.

“Christmas Cookie Recipe & a Story” Link Up

Today we are gathering around the table and want to invite you to LINK UP your favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe and Story. Share a little snippet of your favorite Christmas memory...maybe one from your childhood or a story through the eyes of your children. We will keep the cocoa hot and a chair is saved for you. It was a simple, humble package, but obviously wrapped with care. Every bit of it's surface was covered with Christmas paper. The hand that wrapped it, had not spared any expense on covering the paper with tape … [Read more...]

Christmas Cookie Round Up

We don't know about you, but this week we are beginning to create our Christmas Cookie list and scouring the internet for yummy, homemade cookie recipes. We wanted to create a quick resource for you to take a look at our past year's Cookie Exchange. We have been so honored over the years to have so many talented bakers share recipes and stories from their tables on ours, here at LoveFeast Table! If you are looking for a cookie recipe that is tried, true and loved, you are at the right place. Make yourself a warm drink and take … [Read more...]

Holiday Cocktails & A Sparkly Mini Cooper Giveaway

In the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we are constantly looking for ways to add effortless sparkle to the table. Throughout the season, we want to have the freedom to invite a few neighbors or friends over on a whim and be ready to quickly throw out a few delicious nibbles and fun cocktails. We stock our refrigerators with special cheeses, our pantry with a variety of crackers and our bars with a couple of bottles of bubbly. Freixenet ("fresh-eh-net") is a great, affordable holiday bubbly to keep around. Not only does the … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.                                   ~Ralph Waldo Emerson  We hope that today as you gather with your friends and family around the table, that you will take a moment to savor the sights, feelings, tastes and memories being created. Have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving! At the table, … [Read more...]

Hearty Guinness Beef Stew

Maybe it was a visit from our Irish friends that were here for a month on sabbatical. Maybe it was the cold, crisp fall weather outside. Whatever it was, I was inspired to make a big vat of Hearty Guinness Beef Stew. I don't know about you, but nothing says fall meal to me like dark, rich stew with a side of crusty, warm bread slathered with creamy, slightly salted butter. I know, right? You want a bowl right now, don't you? Every good stew starts with a slew of onions. (In my humble opinion.) Then with a generous pat … [Read more...]

Feast on Provencial Boards

Artisan:  1: A person skilled at making things by hand. 2:  One that produces something in limited quantities often using traditional methods. We discovered these beautiful, hand "re-crafted" Provencial Boards last year. We were immediately smitten by their craftsmanship. Each board is re-purposed out of French Oak wine casks. Skilled Australian sculptors, carefully disassemble the casks and rearrange the clever puzzle of steam-bowed oak ribs and cambered end pieces to create unique, one of a kind, cheese boards. Both the … [Read more...]

Early Fall Farro Salad Recipe

Recently we were at a writer's retreat with some friends of ours. It was a beautiful weekend with time to relax, be inspired by one another's stories, wiggle our toes in the lake, get a little paddle boarding in and share delicious meals. The first evening we prepared dinner and the dish that was front and center, was this Early Fall Farro Salad. We used it as a bed for baked white sole. It was a dinner full of fresh, clean flavor not to mention, the best of conversations! 5.0 from 1 reviews Early Fall Farro Salad Recipe … [Read more...]

Raspberry Fizz Wine Cocktail

It's great to have some easy go-tos when you're entertaining.  Having good wine on hand and some quick up-your-sleeve cocktail ideas ready, makes entertaining easy.  Recently, we were introduced to The Naked Grape boxed wine.  Easy to carry with a built in handle and an easy pour spout, The Naked Grape is easy to grab for any gathering. Easy entertaining is something that everyone can aspire to. It's a refreshing pour and a great everyday wine at $20 for a 3L box!  We loved the smooth finish and peachy fruity flavors.  … [Read more...]

Homemade “Like Mama Use to Make” Pasta

Now, don't walk away. I know what you're thinking, "Homemade pasta is beyond my skill set, my pay grade!" But, I have to tell you, and I mean this...Homemade Pasta is EASY, PEASY to make! I promise. Years ago, when all my kids were little, I made it all the time. I had a pasta roller and I'd do fancy things like roll out thin sheets of pasta and place single leaves of parsley in between two layers, roll them together and have stain glass like pasta. I'd whip up homemade pesto and toss the velvety, steaming pasta with the sauce … [Read more...]

The Simple Things in Life

It's the Little Things in Life that sometimes make the greatest impact. Many times a handwritten note means volumes more than a new piece of jewelry, or a single cut rose more than an overflowing bouquet. Attention to detail, thoughtful, edited can often be profound, distinct and beautiful.  We love the simple. Both of our gardens contain a variety of fresh herbs. A clipping of fragrant basil, tarragon or thyme can bring a simple dish to life. If you've never grown herbs in your yard, know that they are super easy … [Read more...]