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The Ultimate Hosting Companion: Beò in our Homes Chapter 2

As the gentle warmth of spring warms my soul, I eagerly anticipate the cherished moments I get to spend with loved ones during the warmer months. 

The promise of that shared laughter and joy that will fill the air at Easter as we gather around the table, tucking into a succulent roast lamb and the irresistible charm of golden, crispy hassleback potatoes.

And the thrill of Easter eggs! (Slightly childish, I know, but we love them in our home) Plus there is that extra added guilty pleasure of indulging in more chocolate than we ought to; it makes our hearts swell with excitement! 

Yet, my thoughts, as always, ultimately start to drift towards creating the quintessential hosting experience. How I’m going to transform a sun kissed afternoon into an unforgettable memory for our friends and family. And then it clicked while looking into my dining room – I saw my trusty hosting companion.

I love being part of the House of Beò magic and being able to share with you the sheer joy that lies in some of our products, and how they can make your lives brighter. 

So let me sprinkle some magic right now to help you elevate your future gatherings by recommending one of my favourite products from the House of Beò range. The beautifully crafted wooden serving board. A testament to elegance, and refinement but ultimately a product that, I can guarantee, will make your hosting game easier. 

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Your Companion for Sophisticated Hosting

The Fern Reclaimed Wood Serving PlatterBehold The Fern Reclaimed Wood Serving Platter! An exquisite wooden board that I believe is an essential addition to your hosting kit.

This accessory is perfect for showcasing an enticing array of delights. From sumptuous cheeses and moreish meats to delectable sweet treats and juicy fruits.

Its remarkable versatility ensures it can be used throughout the year and changing seasons too. So you can always bring joy and that enchanting warmth, that will be cherished in the hearts of your guests, again and again.

A few details about the board…

Handcrafted from reclaimed solid wood, The Fern Reclaimed Wood Serving Platter exudes both durability and longevity, promising a cherished companion for years to come.

The little feet and fern detail I squeal over, as it’s so soft and beautifully etched in.
I am simply enamoured with the board’s effortless blend of style and practicality!

Cleaning is a breeze! I simply wipe it down with my chosen cleaning product and thoroughly dry it. (Leaving any wooden board wet can result in an unfortunate warp.) Plus, its food-safe coating means you can be assured that it is fully hygienic too.

What I ultimately love about The Fern Reclaimed Wood Serving Platter is its size. The size allows me not only to be able to place it on the dining table, surrounded by my maximalist tendency to over-decorate a table – but to also place it on a coffee table or on the small bistro set outside.

But I think the best part about it is its lightness. The lightness ensures that it can be easily transported from your kitchen to, well, anywhere! So you and your guests can chat by the fire in the living room, or graze amongst the spring blooms in your garden. (Either accompanied by a soothing cup of tea or a tantalising glass of rosé.) The Fern Reclaimed Wood Serving Platter is my ultimate companion for simple, elegant hosting, and hopefully yours soon too!

With nearly all shops stocking their own boards,
how does The Fern Reclaimed Wood Serving Platter shine?

  1. Handcrafted with care, our wooden board seamlessly marries function and aesthetics, standing apart from other wooden boards on the market – no one else has a cute little fern etched on it!
  2. While many boards boast rustic charm or whimsical designs, they may lack the finesse, versatility, and timelessness that The Fern Reclaimed Wood Serving Platter effortlessly exudes. Plus this board has little feet!
  3. The Fern Reclaimed Wood Serving Platters’ classic design of pale wood ensures seamless integration into various settings and occasions, from intimate gatherings to grand celebrations. Compared to blackened wood, for instance. 
  4. If you compare the board to a marble board/heavy-duty board, you’ll find that the instant difference is the weight. Our Fern Reclaimed Wood Serving Platter is incredibly lightweight and because of the feet, easy to lift off the table and place. Therefore brilliant for all ages, and a great gift for Grandma.
  5. With The Fern Reclaimed Wood Serving Platter gracing your table, you can be confident that your gatherings will be infused with the magic and wonder of any season. Always leaving a lasting impression on all who attend. We think you’ll agree that your food will look more impressive on this than on your regular, kitchen chopping board.

How have I used it in my home?

Since taking one home for myself, I’ve had nothing but joy from it throughout the months that I’ve had it. I’ve used it everywhere in my home. From the coffee table – where I lay a small cheese platter for myself and James to cosy up by the fire, under a blanket watching a movie. To making it the star on the dining table.

James and I love to share our findings in Scotland with our friends; beer, whisky – the list goes on. And although we love to cook, we definitely don’t want to be standing near the oven, missing out on all the conversation. This is another reason why I love The Fern Reclaimed Wood Serving Platter.

Putting together a simple charcuterie board for this type of gathering allows us to not miss a single second of the evening. But it makes clearing up easier, as there are no pots or pans to wash up, and it means I can have fun putting the board together. (For some reason, I love putting together a charcuterie board – probably because our friends go “wow!” when I place it down.)

But it’s not just for charcuterie – I’ve done lots of different things with this board. For example, my little sister isn’t really into cheese, so I made a dessert board! Or making a Cotê de Boef sharing board. There are so many possibilities! You really do have to grab one for yourself so you can let your imagination run wild!

But if you prefer a rounded wooden serving board, then you should definitely take a look at the sister to The Fern Reclaimed Wood Serving Platter. The Round Fern Reclaimed Wood Serving Board With Handle

And who says that it has to go on the table? I’ve taken this board and placed it on the picnic blanket! Thanks to the little feet, it is raised off the ground. No little, wee ants get on the food and we can sip a glass of bubbles on the grass, reading books in the sun all while nibbling away.

Embracing Early Spring with Charcuterie Boards

Inspiration for using The Fern Reclaimed Wood Serving Platter this Spring

As the warm temperatures of Spring breathe life into the world around us, the season of renewal and rejuvenation unfolds in all its splendour. And what better way to rejoice in the awakening of nature than with a Spring-inspired charcuterie board using our Fern Reclaimed Wood Serving Platter; lovingly crafted to capture the spirit of the season with fresh food?

Here is a guide on how you can treat your family or spoil your guests one lazy, sun shining Spring afternoon:

Choose a colour palette inspired by Spring: To start with and to truly immerse your senses in the beauty of Spring, select a colour palette that reflects the season’s vibrant hues. 

Think of the delicate pinks of cherry blossoms, the vivid yellows of daffodils, and the lush greens of new foliage. Incorporate these colours into your charcuterie board with a selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, and artisanal cheeses.

This also extends to your table decor as well, imbuing it with a sense of spring joy, vibrancy, and enchanting colour! We highly recommend using our dried flower bouquets if you cannot obtain fresh flowers. Their beautiful vibrancy and long-lasting nature will mean you only have to spend just one time this Spring adorning your home with colourful stems. We love how this reflects on last week’s post about Long Lasting Design, too.

Opt for fresh, seasonal ingredients: Spring heralds the arrival of an array of delightful ingredients. Choose fresh, locally sourced produce such as asparagus, radishes, and baby carrots to accompany your board. Incorporate seasonal fruits like strawberries, apricots, and cherries to add a burst of natural sweetness and a touch of whimsy.

Select light, flavoursome cheeses: Spring calls for cheeses that evoke the essence of the season that have delicate, creamy textures and subtle flavours. 

Consider including brie, goat cheese, and feta on your charcuterie board, perfectly paired with a selection of crisp, artisanal crackers or slices of crusty baguette.

Don’t forget the finishing touches: To truly elevate your Spring charcuterie board include a few thoughtful details. Such as edible flowers, sprigs of fresh herbs, or a drizzle of local honey. We recommend pairing a charcuterie board with our Runny Summer Blossom Honey from Tarland. This sweet and luscious honey is sourced from hives in Royal Deeside, Scotland. It’s the perfect complement to the savoury. (Find out more about the honey here) But we also love the addition of the honey as it means even in a town in England, you can still have that touch of Scottish deliciousness.

Lastly…

On this first day of Spring as you start preparing to celebrate the seasons with family and friends, let the allure of our The Fern Reclaimed Wood Serving Platter, the Charcuterie guidance and the flourishes you could bring to your presentation, weave a tapestry of ideas, thoughts and creativity to your parties and gatherings this year.

Each carefully selected element you pick, from the delicate blooms to the tantalising foods on display, will contribute to a sensory feast that delights the eyes, excites the palate, and warms the heart.

By embracing the spirit of Spring and sharing it with your loved ones, you will not only spoil them with extraordinary days but also create cherished memories that will be treasured for days and years to come. Allow our The Fern Reclaimed Wood Serving Platter and your thoughtful attention to detail to be the key that unlocks the boundless joy and wonder of this most delightful season. And the reason the family will return next year.

Until next time!

At House of Beo, we’re all about sourcing products that are not only functional but also beautiful. Our Fern Reclaimed Wood Serving Platter is designed to complement any decor and is perfect for any occasion, from casual picnics to formal dinner parties. But as it has a food-safe coating, it is definitely hygienic.

We understand that choosing the right wooden board for food can be overwhelming, which is why we’ve made the decision easy for you. Our Fern Reclaimed Wood Serving Platter is the only wooden board you’ll ever need. It’s versatile, durable, and stylish – a true statement piece that you’ll be proud to own.

A charcuterie board is a stylish way of serving snacks that have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason! A charcuterie board provides a visually stunning way of serving a variety of snacks, from meats and cheeses to fruits and nuts. They also make the clear-up easier too!