It's true, we love our table settings and Talavera pottery around here. But let's face it; a plate is only as good as the delicious food it's serving up. So, let's talk about making your tableware as happy as your taste buds.
We're happy to treat you to a how-to look at great summer grilling from internationally-applauded The Hungry Gardener:
Vern Nelson, aka The Hungry Gardener, is an internationally-known gardener, journalist, expert chef and five star AirBnB Urban Farm Super Host. His career spans decades, and includes award-winning writing as the gardening expert and columnist at The Oregonian, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper serving the Pacific Northwest.
He agreed to host a how-to grilling class, with a focus on Summer's fresh veggie garden bounty. He even donated class costs to his favorite non-profit, the Sunshine Pantry.
An event that was as good for others as it was for our happy taste buds!
Vern filled us in on his top three grilling success secrets. The number one priority for Verne is the grill. Food quality and recipes are important, but without great grilling mojo, your outdoor feast may very well flop.
A little preparation and strategy with your grill will get you 90% of the way towards a deliciously divine grill experience. His key tips:
Vern had some words of wisdom for us, the non-official Great Grilling Adventure Group:
Keep it simple.
His preferred flavorings for the grill? A big bottle of quality virgin olive oil, and some coarse sea salt.
Let the flavor of fresh ingredients shine through. Combine the wood grill goodness with some olive oil, coarse sea salt, and a final pro tip, sprinkle some fresh, coarsely-ground, Tellicherry peppercorns. Incredible! - The Hungry Gardener
THE FINAL TOUCH: ADD FRIENDS
Let's face it, there was simply no way to improve on the taste of crisp fresh veggies, grilled al fresco on a beautiful summer evening. But, to make sure not one moment of the magic goes to waste, be sure to invite a couple of friends along to join the fun.
Questions? Visit The Hungry Gardener, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vern is happy to help!
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If you've had a chance to look at the extraordinary artisan-created Mexican pottery we showcase here at Rustica Gift, you may wonder why we make the distinction between Talavera pottery and its close, cousin, Majolica?
Are we trying to make life difficult for ourselves, as we already have committed ourselves to only the finest quality Talavera (no offense to the colorful and inexpensive Talavera planters, frogs, cats and other fun tourist and patio ware you can readily find). Is it just another fussy distinction in a world in which distinctions don't matter?
While shopping for beautiful things for no other reason than, well...shopping for beautiful things, here at Rustica Gift & Pottery, we'd like to offer you more.
We start by beautiful things for your enjoyment, but we also offer plenty of beautiful reasons to shop our gallery collection of Mexico's finest Talavera pottery, Majolica ceramics, Mexican pewter and alpaca silver.
Deep cobalt blue and golden sand; the colors of nature, and the hues found in our authentic Talavera pottery collection from Santa Rosa Majolica. Colors as bold and vivid as the tints found in this collection bringth warmth and focus to cool, contemporary homes, and rustic charm to the most vibrant design theme.