In true Tom Saywer fashion, my sister used to – somehow – get me to do her dishes for her. She’d be in the kitchen, baking cakes and practicing her icing flowers, and I’d beg to help. She let me help, by washing her dishes. And I was thrilled to be helping. I’d stand on a kitchen chair, wear my mom’s huge yellow rubber gloves, and wash away. I always walked away from the sink covered with splashes and soaking wet. Thanks for allowing me in your domain, Christina. 😉
I recently attended a gorgeous product launch party for the new Delta® Faucet ShieldSpray™ Technology in NYC at the Food52 Test Kitchen. There is a jet of water that acts as a mini power washer while the water shield contains any splatter and helps clear the mess. I do a lot of dishes, so I really appreciate this brilliant, functional technology! All I wanted to do after seeing the technology in action was to put it to a real test. So I hosted a multi-course dinner party with white everything: decor, food, outfits, etc…with the catch being that I had to wash the dishes between each course, and that I couldn’t wear an apron! I’m usually one to wear an apron from beginning food prep to putting the very last dish away, so this was indeed a challenge for me. But the ShieldSpray delivered and there was not one stray splash on our white shirts!
I was so impressed by the beautiful design (love that matte black finish SO much) coupled with a powerful and practical way to clean up in the kitchen while containing mess and splatter. I had such a wonderful time planning the menu and table details for this party. And now I’m a believer in washing the dishes between courses. Not only was it fun to head into the kitchen with my guests, but it extended the time we were together, and gave us the opportunity to have some great conversations!
Here are some of the details for my Wintry White Evening, in case you’d like to host your own:
I wanted everything on the menu to be as white or light colored as possible! This was a fun challenge! I decided on a 3-cheese white pizza as the first course. Ricotta, mozzarella, and Pecorino Romano. It was scrumptious! For our second course, I served a roasted garlic, turnip, and white bean soup. This soup had so much depth of flavor, and I’ll be making it again this winter. Recipe coming soon! Next, we had a winter white salad. I found the recipe online, and LOVED it. Roasted cauliflower, endives, grapes, pears, and a creamy buttermilk dressing. YUM. For our main course, I served oven baked pork chops and smashed garlicky new potatoes. And for dessert, mini chocolate bundt cakes with a sprinkle of confectioner’s sugar and a sliver of persimmon. I loved developing this menu around a COLOR and think I’ll do this again!
I usually set a rather neutral table, but don’t ever go all-white. I loved the white linen table cloth with white linen napkins. My little trick for achieving that perfectly rumpled linen: wash, and remove straight from the dryer. If you’re not ready to use them, lay them flat until you’re ready to set the table. Matte white dishes are gorgeous, and really let the food shine, without a distracting glossy finish. I used black flatware, just to add a little contrast on the table. I loved the modern feel to these details.
This turned out to be one of my favorite designs I’ve ever made. This was my first time designing in a large bowl, and it was so modern. I used a pin frog in the bottom of the bowl, which helped to hold all the stems in place. I didn’t use any greens or fillers in this arrangement; only white blooms, including peonies, greenhouse tulips, lisianthus, garden roses, nerine lilies, sweet peas, and veronica tulips.
I hope you’re inspired to try out the Delta Faucet ShieldSpray Technology, and invite family and friends into your home this season!
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Photos and video by Eun Creative.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Delta Faucet. The opinions and text are all mine.
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