One Small Thing


This simple idea adds sparkle to food platters and trays of cookies during the holidays. I learned this decorating tip from Gail Blakely during her “Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen” class at Highfield Hall a couple of years ago, and have been using it ever since.

You’ll need some fresh cranberries and sprigs of rosemary. Make a simple syrup by heating equal amounts of granulated sugar and water until the sugar has dissolved. Pour the syrup into a bowl. Put some sugar on a plate. Dip the rosemary sprigs into the simple syrup and then into the sugar. Shake off the excess. You now have snow covered greens! Put some cranberries into the syrup. Remove them with a slotted spoon and toss them in the sugar. Instant snow covered berries! Spread the greens and berries out and let them dry. They last a long time and will become your “go to” decoration for any serving platter.

One more thing. Think about making Pointsettias at your next party. Pour a small amount of pomegranate (or cranberry) juice into a champagne flute. Fill the glass with Prosecco, drop in a sugared cranberry. Sometime, as in life itself, it’s that one small thing that makes all the difference!


About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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