Make It Beautiful

Monday, January 08, 2007

Posted by bloglily


I'm guessing that in your house, as in mine, your cake plate's been groaning for the last month with brownies, gingerbread, sugar cookies, and, of course, cake. As the clear light of January cuts through the last of December, you see that while there's a time and place for all those lovely desserts, it wouldn't be such a terrible thing to have an orange insead of a cookie, a papaya instead of a gingerbread man.

January, then, is the time to remember that delicious food doesn't just mean very large sugar cookie. Keep your cake plate out -- but make it the home for something other than sugar cookies. Here in California, naval oranges are ripe and tempting. They're everwhere, and they're truly beautiful. Put a bunch of them (or something else you like) on a cake plate.

Don't browbeat anybody about eating them up. Good food is never, ever medicine. Just lay out nice white porcelein plates after dinner and show your children how to peel a perfect orange and eat it slowly. You don't have to call it dessert. But you might discover that the oranges disappear from your cake plate just as quickly as the brownies did.

And here's an exciting piece of Daily Tiffin news: this blog's been nominated for an award in the Best Food Blog Family/Kids category. We're in second place, which is an enormous honor. You can vote here -- voting ends January 9.


This Post was written by BlogLily from the TiffinTin.

3 comments:

After I write this comment, I'm off to make a pile of oranges on my cake stand. I too am embracing the beautiful and the healthy, and leaving the baking to one side for now.

PS I voted!

charlotte said...
January 8, 2007 at 10:10:00 PM GMT+1  

Nice one. We have a huge platter filled with fruit on our dinner table too. We are all breathing a sigh of relief that those cookie and cakes have disappeared for a while.

Charlotte Thank you for voting. It means so much!

Meeta said...
January 8, 2007 at 10:14:00 PM GMT+1  

Yes, it's definitely time for some yummy fruit!

bloglily said...
January 8, 2007 at 10:48:00 PM GMT+1  

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