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Earth Day Coasters

Earth Day Crudité

Earth Day Centerpieces

Children's Birthday Table

Champagne Cage Chairs

Mother's Day Tea Party

Mother's Day Tea

Mother's Day Flowers

Mother's Day Keepsake

Memorial Day Napkins

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Earth Day Crudité

Repurpose a votive glass meant for candles into a perfect vessel for an individual serving of crudité. Clean and prepare your favorite baby vegetables; trim cucumbers and peppers into pencil-thick strips. Spoon a puddle of seasoned thick, plain Greek yogurt—I love to use mined garlic, lemon and pepper to taste—into the bottom of the glass and fill with a mixed handful of veggies to serve.


Glass votive:
Mixed veggies:
Greek yogurt:

Tip: Home-made thick Greek-style yogurt also known as lebany, is widely available at Middle Eastern emporiums. My New York City favorites are Kalustyans on Lexington Avenue and Sahadis on Atlantic Avenue. A trip to either is an exotic feast.