The Dessert Table
The Heart of Your Table
Many people get their centerpieces at florists for dinner parties, but we like to make it personal by making it ourselves.
Making a big arrangement evenly spaced and full can be tough. To make it quick and easy, we always use a frog (a piece of glass with a bunch of holes).
Just place the ends of your stem in the holes in the frog. This allows your larger flowers to be evenly disbursed and held in place, while adding your filler flowers.
Check out our most recent arrangement which we used for our fall harvest dinner party!
Quick Tip: The Microplane
The Microplane is an outstanding tool for every kitchen. When looking to zest a lemon, lime, or orange, you have to treat yourself to a Microplane!
We love this tool and it costs less than $15! What we love about it, is that it removes just the zest and none of the bitter part of the skin of the citrus. We make the best Lemon Meringue Pie with ours! We have also used it to grate Parmesan Reggiano as well as other hard cheeses into fine lacy wisps.
You will love it!
Just another tip from The Dads: Harris & Dave!
The Perfect Dinner Napkin
Welcome to The Dads’ Home!
Harris & Dave
It all began with an air mattress…
Hello! Welcome! Thank you so much for stopping by!
We are lovingly known by our children as “The Dads”. It all began one evening when we were visiting Melissa (Dave’s daughter) and her husband in NYC. We had already left them to head back to our hotel for the night, but Leah (Harris’ daughter) and her husband, Sean, were staying at Melissa’s. Apparently, when Melissa had spotted the air mattress, which was loaned to Leah & Sean by us, she was beyond impressed. Impressed by an air mattress? Yes. In her opinion, it wasn’t just any ordinary, sit-on-it-and-roll-onto-the-floor type inflated mattress. It was a kind that had the edges and sturdiness of a real bed. Well, almost.
Melissa exclaimed how she bet The Dads researched online and read the reviews to find the best air mattress for their buck. Leah laughed and chimed in that Harris had told her about his air mattress buying experience. She told Sean and Melissa that her dad had the cashier open the box at check-out to see if the mattress plugged in without batteries. He didn’t want his baby having to hunt for batteries on her vacation!
And so, the conversation began. They all became so excited with the idea that the Dads should have a site where they could share their tips and insight. Melissa made sure that they documented this momentous occasion with a photo (as seen below).
We are a couple of guys who very much love entertaining, cooking, gardening, antique and art collecting, our koi fish pond, home decor, cocktails… and of course, most importantly, our family!
Please let us know what topics or questions you would love to see us cover! Our e-mail is: HarrisandDave@gmail.com
The Dads: Harris & Dave