Strawberry, Turkey & Spinach Summer Salad Recipe

Summer is just around the corner! Many of us choose to host backyard gatherings with friends and family during the summer months; these backyard get-togethers allow us to come together over delicious food and refreshing cold beverages—all under the gorgeous summer sun.

Though BBQ may be the first thing that comes to mind when coming up with a menu for your next backyard celebration, how about choosing a lighter option that’s perfect for the season, a summer salad?

Artesano Original Salad Set

Adding fresh, in-season fruit is a great way to transform your salad into a bright and refreshing one perfect for the warmer weather. The strawberries add a vibrant pop of color against the spinach and the turkey adds a protein-packed punch that helps this salad go from side dish to main dish!

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups of baby spinach
  • 2 cups roasted turkey breast, julienned
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 small sweet yellow bell pepper, julienned
  • 4 green onions, sliced

Dressing:

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbs. olive oil
  • 2 tbs. water
  • 4 tsp. natural honey
  • ½ tsp. dried minced onion
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper

Mariefleur Gris salad serving set

A summer salad, with its vibrant colors, can easily become the focal point of the table—especially if you serve it in an eye-catching bowl! We recommend serving this salad in our Artesano Original Salad Bowl and Serving Set. The crisp white is perfectly complemented by the rustic Acacia wood spoons in the set, making this set a great addition to any summertime soiree! If the rustic look isn’t for you, try the feminine garden styling of our Mariefleur Gris Basic Salad Set. The floral motif is perfect for any spring or summer table!

Isabelle von Boch: Create Easter Memories With Your Family That Will Last a Lifetime

As adults, we look back fondly on the memories we have of celebrating the Easter holiday during childhood. For me, I remember many Easter celebrations in the German countryside and the traditions that my family built, and still uphold! When I was a child, my sister and I used to venture out into the woods near our home on the Saturday before Easter to gather moss and flowers to build a cozy nest for the Easter bunny—in hopes that he would visit! On Sunday morning, we would excitedly run out to the nest and find chocolate bunnies, eggs, and other candies left for us by the Easter Bunny!

Another tradition that I remember fondly is painting eggs with my family—in fact, we still do this today! My family would always paint eggs together and it’d get quite competitive! As one of seven siblings, we were always competing to create the most beautiful egg! Later in the day, our family would gather around the table that was always delicately decorated with Easter décor and our painted eggs to celebrate the holiday and enjoy brunch together.

Of course, every family has their own special traditions and rituals. These traditions are what make each family unique, and help to instill a sense of belonging, love, and security within the family. We’re able to invoke nostalgia by reminiscing on memories like these from our childhoods, so it’s important that we do the same for our children and grandchildren! Gathering around the table is important for a family. It gives us time to slow down from our usual hectic schedules and really enjoy one another’s company. It’s a time to relax and create memories with the ones with love, and setting a special table helps to create an atmosphere that your family won’t want to leave!

Evoke Nostalgia at Your Easter Table

The Annual Limited Edition Easter collection from Villeroy & Boch is a great addition to your Easter table, and is especially great for children and grandchildren. The whimsical motif itself, featuring the Easter bunny driving a red sports car and riding a bike, instantly brings me back to my childhood and I’m sure it’ll delight the little ones at your holiday gathering. Because the Annual Limited Edition Easter collection is updated each year, the plate, bowl, and mug in the collection become collectibles and keepsakes that you can share with your family, and that can be passed down through generations.

Annual Limited Edition Easter collection

Begin a new tradition with your children or grandchildren by setting a special place for them at the Easter table with this collection. They’re sure to love the fun, scalloped shapes of the plate and bowl and because the collection is made from high-quality premium porcelain that’s extremely durable, you don’t have to be fearful of giving it to small children. Your children and grandchildren will look back on that special feeling they had sitting down at a table with a fun place setting just for them! They may even keep the pieces for years to come, or choose to pass them down to their own children.

I still have some of the Easter decorations my mother used to set out for the Easter holiday. I even brought them with me from Germany to the United State when I moved. These pieces are so special to me, and they fill me with warm feelings and memories of my family celebrating the Easter holiday. The Annual Limited Edition Easter collection from Villeroy & Boch may do the same for your children and grandchildren!

From my family to yours, I hope your Easter holiday is filled with family, traditions, and creating new memories with the ones you love.

Sincerely,

Isabelle von Boch

Put a Festive Spin on Audun This Christmas

One of our readers commented on a previous post about the Audun collection, asking for ways to make it festive for Christmas. With help from our brand ambassador and eight-generation founding family member, Isabelle von Boch, we’ve come up with a few ways to bring the Audun collection to your holiday table!

Audun dinnerware with red Verona charger

Using a red charger from our Verona collection, make dinner plates from our Audun Chasse collection and salad plates from our Audun Promenade collection really stand out. Dress the table with a light grey tablecloth and accent this with V&B yellow cocktail napkins. Add in flatware from our Mademoiselle collection and colorful glassware from our Colour Concept collection. Finish this look off with gorgeous lead-free crystal white wine glasses from our Grand Royal collection. For fun table accents, add in a mini deep cherry vase from our Nek collection, as well as a clear Coloured Delight tea light holder with a red candle.

Audun dinnerware with clear Verona charger

Make the Audun Chasse collection pop using a clear charger from our Verona collection to set the stage. Pair this look with a neutral tablecloth and a Chilewich bamboo placemat in “Poppy.” A red cocktail napkin, Mademoiselle flatware set, red Colour Concept tumbler, and La Divina white wine goblet (all from Villeroy & Boch) help to complete the look! For other festive additions, add a red candle to a V&B Helium hurricane lamp or clear tea light holder from our Coloured Delight collection.

Audun dinnerware with silver Verona charger

Outfit your holiday table with a deep grey tablecloth accented with a Chilewich bamboo placemat in “Cranberry.” Next, using a silver charger from our Verona collection, make Audun Ferme dinnerplates and Audun Fleur soup bowls stand out–pairing them with red V&B cocktail napkins and our Mademoiselle flatware. Add in colorful glassware, like the red goblets from our Boston Coloured collection, and finish it off with beautiful crystal & classic wine glasses from our Miss Desiree collection. Keep serving platters clean and simple–we suggest using our Manoir oval serving platter. Dress up the table even further using a V&B candelabra with red candles and a clear Coloured Delight tea light holder with a red candle.

Audun dinnerware with platinum Belissimo charger

Make our Bloomingdales-exclusive Belissimo charger in platinum pop against a red tablecloth. Pair dinner plates from our Audun Chasse collection with appetizer/dessert plates from our Audun Promenade collection and dress them up with green V&B cocktail napkins and flatware from our Mademoiselle collection. Add in green goblets from our Boston Coloured collection and classic champagne flutes from our Allegorie crystal collection. Add in other pieces from our personal Audun collection–like the Audun Ferme oval platter! Complete this cheerful holiday look using a mini vase from our Numa collection in “Juicy Lime” and make it stand out by adding in red roses. Next, place green candles inside a Coloured Delight tea light holder in “berry.”