Guests Who Are Coming To Dinner!
Yearly, I will get a call somewhat out of the blue asking if I am serving dinner for the holiday/s. Then comes the statement “I’m not sure what I am doing or where I will go”. Immediately I invite them and I have another dinner guest.
Many people, for various reasons love an invite at times. We may not be aware, because we view most in our social circles as “having family, friends” or committed to a yearly habit for the most part. It does not occur to us to extend an invite or to be aware that someone may not have a place on a particular holiday. Maybe they are not traveling home, or the usual place of celebration has decided to travel themselves or take a hiatus one year. Everyone needs time off.
Having guest (and being a guest), besides immediate family, is one of the most positive highlights of many of my celebrations. Check your bases and if you can include and extend an invite, you will be spreading so much joy. You WILL be making a positive difference.
Another way to share your celebration, without having the work of another place setting (which can tip the scale for some), is to have a dessert bar (and if you wish, call it a dessert/cocktail bar), “after the main dinner”, invite friends that had dinner elsewhere. This is a great way to really “get to know” and share time and your holiday experience with extended family, friends, work acquaintances or other social circles difficult to find space for in our regular scenarios. And isn’t this what the season is all about? And who says we can’t continue the sharing after the season with the occasional get together… a great way to stay connected.
Enjoy all your celebrations.
Love + Joy + Peace + Patience + Kindness
In order to help someone, you don’t need to be perfect, brilliant, wealthy, beautiful, geographically desirable, single, married, 21 or 81.
You just need to CARE.
Laura Silveira – Colinas de Garzón – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Here’s a treat for SO many purposes in the kitchen, now and after the holiday season. My beautiful friend Laura introduced and has been providing me with this delicious “light tasting” olive oil made in Paraie Garzon, Maldonado, URUGUAY. It is made in an Olive Oil boutique spanned over 4,100 acres, since 1999.
- MARIO SOLINAS 2013, (Madrid, España)
- Colinas de Garzón Trivarietal: Finalist / Ripe Fruitiness *FLOS OLEI 2010 – 2011 – 2012 & 2013 (Rome, Italy)
- Colinas de Garzón Trivarietal: Inclusion in the guide of the best Extra Virgin Olive Oils Worldwide *WORLD’S BEST OLIVE OIL – N° 6 of Ranking Of the World’s
- Best Oil Mills 2012 – The Best Oil Mills Non European *ITERNATIONAL OLIVE OIL COUNCIL (IOOC)
- Inclusion in the guide of the best extra virgin olive oils in the world *LOS ANGELES EXTRA VIRGIN
- OLIVE OIL COMP. 2009 & 2010 – Colinas de Garzón Trivarietal: “Silver Medal” (2010) *L’EXTRAVERGINE 2009 (Rome, Italy)
- Colinas de Garzón Bivarietal: “Bronze Medal” (2009 and 2010)
- EXPOAZEITE 2010, 2011 & 2012 (San Pablo, Brasil)
- Colinas de Garzón Coratina: “Silver Medal” (2011)
- TERRAOLIVO 2010 (Jerusalem, Israel)
- Colinas de Garzón Bivarietal: “Prestige Gold” (2010), “Great Prestige Gold” (2011 and 2012)
- Colinas de Garzón Corte Italiano: “Prestige Gold” (2012)
If you are a retail outlet and would like to carry Garzon Olive Oils, you may contact: Laura Silveira – firstname.lastname@example.org