Peppercorns and More
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.
• 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.