Warm summer breezes. Rocking on the front porch. Soft fruit scents wafting in the air. A tall iced drink in my hand. This is what I think of as the perfect summer scene!
I love to light a refreshing citrus-scented candle at this time of year and at Nest we have the most delightful lemon, lime and orange votives that look as though you just sliced a juicy orb in half. Scatter them on your dining table with a sprinkle of fresh blossoms and leaves. Their soft scents pair well with summer foods.
And have you tried our Bella Cucina Farmhouse Lemons yet? Cut into ready-to-use wedges, these special preserved lemons are hand-packed in salt brine to keep their intense yellow color and sweet flavor. Season roast asparagus, poultry dishes, salads or baked goods with a studding of chopped rind. We have a delightful recipe to share with you for Lemon and Mint Poundcake, so be sure to ask for a copy when you visit us!
Another wonderful idea for a simple, no-bake dessert are Bella Cucina’s Crostata Sweet Butter Pastry Tarts. Delicately baked to a golden brown, fill these morsels with Lemon Cream and top with a dot of whipped cream. The perfect sweet ending to another beautiful summer day!
There’s always something new at Nest so I hope you’ll stop in and let us help you create your perfect summer setting!
~Carolyn, NEST stylist