Business mogul, TV host and author, Martha Stewart, makes her “Wendy” debut and tells us about her 86th book, “Martha Stewart Weddings: Ideas and Inspiration” which includes 250 pages of planning advice, fresh ideas, and need-to-know information on working with vendors, finding inspiration, and keeping your guests happy and comfortable.
Cocktails and Hors D’ Oeuvres
Veuve Clicquot is one of the most recognizable Champagne houses, and they are known for over half of their blend being Pinot Noir coming from the top Premier and Grand Cru vineyards sites. The Veuve Clicquot Rose NV has a great rich body, lots of fresh red berry flavors, with a beautiful expression of the top vineyards in Champagne, France.
Special Toast: Casa Dragones in Riedel tequila glasses
A special sipping tequila for you and your husband to share or you can share a toast with your entire bridal party. Casa Dragones is made from the finest blue agave plants that have been individually selected by the producer’s Maestro Tequilero. Casa Dragones tequilas are multiple-distilled with exceptionally pure spring water – that originates from the Volcano of Tequila – in an advanced column process that focuses on purity.
Ruby Red Cocktail
In a pitcher, combine:
8 ounces tequila
3 cups ruby red grapefruit juice
4 teaspoons fresh lime juice
To serve, divide among four glasses filled with ice.
Classic Guacamole, Roasted Spiced Chickpeas and Chilled Vegetable Soups
Makes 2 cups
Mash in a bowl with a fork or potato masher until chunky:
4 ripe but firm peeled and pitted avocados
Then mix in:
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 minced jalapeno (ribs and seeds removed if less heat is desired)
½ cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Season with coarse salt
Serve on a plantain chips garnished with whole cilantro leaves and chopped red onion
Roasted Spiced Chickpeas
Trio of Chilled Soups:
Butternut Squash Soup
Chilled Spinach-Pea Soup