Peppercorns and More
Add some extra items to your grocery list for some easy and elegant décor. Fill clear glass vessels with figs, peppercorns, pomegranates, and Champagne or Concord grapes. Whole peppercorns will last naturally for months; pomegranates, a week; and figs and grapes, just a few days. Arrange the vessels together on a dining table, side table, or mantel, or use one large statement vessel as your dining table centerpiece.
• Throw a few dried mint leaves into a roaring fire for some instant herbal essence.
• Don’t forget the vegetables: Arrange Chinese eggplants, Brussels sprouts, and jalapeño peppers in a beautiful bowl.