Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Rainy-day tablescape

Today, we are having the first rain of the season in southern California. Baking is one of my favorite rainy day activities. I went to my orchard, picked apples, and made apple crisp. My house smells divine. What could be better than warm apple crisp and ginger chai on a rainy day?

Variegated figs compliment the garden mums in the centerpiece.

There is something comforting about these handle-less mugs. It is nice to wrap your hands around the warm mug and sip tea on a chilly day.

Ginger chai feels good on a rainy day!

Tomorrow's post is about this irresistible  apple crisp.

For more memorable centerpieces, tablescapes, and recipes (including gluten free recipes), please check out my book, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen, at my website

I am joining Susan's Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday and Color Outside the Lines for Vignette Friday.


  1. beautiful!! ginger chai and apple crisp..divine!!

  2. Mmmmmmm, apple crisp sounds wonderful! I like the way the apples look in that pretty dish.

  3. Oh, that photo of the variegated figs and daisies is GORGEOUS! I'm going to remember that combo! And you're right -- anything with apples smells so wonderful while baking. I made an apple cake this week -- heavenly!

  4. I'd love to join you for some of that apple mouth is watering!! Everything looks so inviting.

  5. I have never seen variegated figs. Those are so pretty on your table!!!

  6. Those figs are beautiful. Great I'm hungry!

  7. I wish my house smelled like apple crisp. Your table with the treat and tea is so inviting.