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!

Rhubarb Jelly Recipe

rhubarb jelly recipe

Collections featured: Anmut Bloom dinnerware, Maxima glassware

Ingredients:

  • 4 1/2 lbs. rhubarb
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 3 3/4 cups orange juice
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 vanilla bean pod

Directions:

  • Wash the rhubarb and dice finely
  • Add the water and rhubarb to a sauce pot and bring to a boil
  • Once boiling, allow to simmer until the rhubarb falls apart
  • Pass the mixture through a strainer and allow to cool
  • Mix the orange juice with the sugar and the juice of 1 lemon in a pan and bring to a boil
  • Once the mixture begins to bubble, allow to cook for 3 minutes, stirring continuously
  • Dice 1 vanilla bean pod and add it to the pan
  • Allow to simmer for a few more minutes then remove any foam with a ladle
  • Pour the finished jelly into a screw-top jars

We recommend using a cocktail glass to serve the jelly in a fun way! We used a martini glass from our Maxima glassware collection. This jelly is the perfect accompaniment for any brunch table, and our Anmut Bloom dinnerware collection sets the perfect springtime table!

Oscar-Worthy Snack Ideas

Roll out the red carpet and get ready for the big night! The Oscars are just around the corner, and we’ve got some Oscar-worthy snack ideas that are perfect for hosting a fabulous party or cozying up on the couch! Awards night is Sunday, March 4th, and while you’re watching stars walk the red carpet in their gorgeous gowns and tailored tuxes, enjoy these sophisticated spins on a classic movie treat!

Meet Movie Theater Popcorn’s Very Mature Cousins: Parmesan-Rosemary Popcorn & Truffle Popcorn

Parmesan-Rosemary Popcorn

Ingredients:

  • 16 cups of hot popcorn
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped, fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

Truffle Popcorn

Ingredients:

  • 16 cups of hot popcorn
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons truffle oil
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

  • Toss all of these ingredients together with the popcorn and voila!

You can modify the recipes based on party size–whether you’re hosting 20 of your closest friends or cuddling up with that special someone.

Villeroy & Boch BBQ Passion

For a cute way to serve this savory snack at your Oscar gathering, we recommend using the French Fry Cups from our BBQ Passion collection. Though obviously intended for french fries, we think these cups would make cute individual popcorn buckets!