Entertaining With :: Elizabeth Winslow

One of the major perks of starting our Entertaining With series is having an excuse to meet some of the cool, creative people I’ve admired from afar.  Actually sitting down with them in their homes and getting the inside scoop on their secrets to savvy entertaining is more fun than I could have imagined. And today’s subject, Elizabeth Winslow, is definitely no exception. As co-founder of Farmhouse Delivery, Elizabeth has developed a cult following of fresh food fanatics who anxiously await their weekly deliveries of beautiful, seasonal produce from local farms. It’s an amazing concept that’s taken hold among the many who share Elizabeth’s passion to eat in season, support family farms and feel a connection with their food and where it came from. And to help Farmhouse recipients make the most of all that bounty, she shares the most mouthwatering recipes on the company’s blog, Farmhouse Table. (Trust me, you’re going to want to make everything.) Elizabeth brings this same sense of inclusiveness and connection to the way she entertains at home, and I knew from the moment I stepped through the doors of her gorgeous West Austin home, she’s mastered the art of making guests feel welcome. Her decor combines just enough family photos, vintage records and treasures picked up from trips to Marfa and Mexico to feel lived in yet totally uncluttered, and I can imagine some pretty amazing parties being thrown in her living room with the massive french doors thrown open to the courtyard pool. Click through for the gorgeous images shot by Chelsea Fullerton and so many great entertaining tips from Elizabeth…

 

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My entertaining style in 5 words or less:

casual. abundant. warm. welcoming. delicious.

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50 Responses to “Entertaining With :: Elizabeth Winslow”

  1. Chris

    Such beautiful photos of a warm and inviting space, delicious un-fussy food, and a fascinating woman who has contributed so much to the farm-to-table movement in Austin.
    Hard to edit my favorite tastes, but I’d have to include a freshly-baked chocolate cake with whipped cream between the layers and farmer’s market tomatoes sliced with just a bit of salt.
    I like to create playlists depending on my guests, but at least one Joni Mitchell song always makes the final cut.

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    • Chelsea

      Chris, your favorite tastes have my mouth watering. Thanks for sharing and glad you enjoyed the story.

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  2. Yelle

    I love that she and her husband do back of the house and front of the house! My dinner parties always have jazz on a playlist.

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    • Chelsea

      Yelle,

      I also like that they divided and conquered their restaurant. It makes me want to try owning a store front of my own.

      Thanks for sharing and stay tuned for more Entertaining with… we have some big Austinites we’ll be featuring soon!

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  3. Jennifer

    “…people wait for pasta, not vice versa.” Brills. Another beautiful collaboration Camille and Chelsea.

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    • Camille Styles

      Thanks Jennifer – all you creative, cool Austinites make it easy on us! ;)

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  4. Evan

    Beautiful pictures…they tell the story all on their own.

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    • Chelsea

      Thanks for your kind words, Evan. The light and space in Elizabeth’s home helped in making this feature very special.

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  5. Anna

    That plum cake looks beautiful–and tasty too. As far as cravings go– I will never say ‘no’ to a buttery dessert like a crumble or cobbler, so plum cake looks right up my alley. Lovely images, Chelsea.

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    • Chelsea

      Luckily, Elizabeth let me take the cake home after the shoot. Not surprisingly, it tastes just as delicious as it looks! Thanks for reading, Anna.

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  6. Molly

    This is so adorbs! Love it. Iron and Wine should be on everyone’s playlist. It’s perfect, meaningful background music… I LOVE Nina Simone too!

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    • Camille Styles

      Agreed – and musical choices say so much about a person, don’t they?

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    • Chelsea

      Iron and Wine is a favorite of mine, too. I’ll have to look up Nina Simone this week. Thanks, Molly!

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  7. Chelsea

    Hello, readers! Chelsea here, the photographer of this series. I wanted to share a few of my favorites for November.

    Favorite current craving: Chicken and dumplings
    Favorite current album while entertaining: Dark was the Night (a compilation)

    Now I’d love to hear from you! Tell me your favorites for the month in the comment below.

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    • RachelEVO

      Let’s see…I am currently craving Ramen. I am eating my way through Austin’s best in search of my favorite. I did get to try a bit of that plum cake, it tasted as good as it looks. Definitely craveable!

      For entertaining I always love to put on The Beatles White Album. It appeals to all generations.

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      • Chelsea

        Rachel, tell me your favorite thus far. I’ve only tried Kome on Airport, which was so good–but I’d love to try another.

        Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Camille Styles

    I’m a big fan of playing Brazilian spotify playlists during dinner parties… and nothing is better than Jack Johnson for pool parties. Jenny Lewis and Ellie Goulding are good for all-girl cocktails.

    Currently craving: peppermint ice cream. ‘Tis the season!

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  9. Anna Crelia

    Currently Craving: Buttermilk Pie with Strawberries from Elaine’s. Beach House Pandora station for entertaining!

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    • Chelsea

      Ooh, I’m a big fan of that buttermilk pie myself. Elaine knows what she’s doing! Thanks Anna.

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  10. Baxter Fullerton

    Nice work Chelsea. Favorite current “album” – if we ever entertained – would be my 1200 iTunes Match songs set on random. Might have to skip by “Epic” by Faith No More if the mood were easy. Craving jumbo shrimp on the barbie in the back yard, glazed with garlic butter sauce. Weather was so nice last weekend that we fed the craving – now ready for more.

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    • Chelsea

      Thanks for the thoughtful comment, Paps! Let’s play your 1200 iTunes songs at random this holiday. :)

      Love you and thanks for your support.

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  11. Christa

    Awesome pictures! Yummy:)

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  12. Linda

    Great photos Chelsea (as usual). I always crave chocolate in almost any form, but of course love chocolate cake and chocolate pie the best! My music of choice is country, but I listen to almost anything.

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    • Chelsea

      Thanks, Linda! I’m a chocolate eater, too. My favorite is milk chocolate with almonds.

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  13. Chanel Dror

    I crave sushi at every minute of the day. As for music, I love anything ambient with a great beat.

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    • Chelsea

      Chanel, tell me your favorite Pandora station for ambient music. I’m looking for something to play at an upcoming dinner party + something to work to.

      My newest favorite is Balmorhea but I’m burnt out and need something new.

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  14. Kirbi Knop

    I am such a fan of Farmhouse!! Now that they deliver in Houston as well, I can’t wait to try them out when our current CSA ends! Love this feature, Camille! And I agree, their blog is to die for!

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    • Chelsea

      I’m also a big fan of Farmhouse’s blog, Kirbi.

      I love that the recipes Elizabeth provides align with the veggies you’ll be getting that month.

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  15. Kirbi Knop

    My cravings are
    Evening: A good Zinfandel and Dark Chocolate
    Morning: Salted Caramel Iced Coffee
    Daytime: Salty Chips and a darn good fresh salsa (no wannabes)

    I always gravitate to Norah Jones on pandora. So peaceful!

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    • Chelsea

      Kirbi, I’ll have to try the salted caramel iced coffee. That sounds soo delicious.

      Also, if you’re in Austin, you must try the salty nutty chocolate chip cookie at The Steeping Room. It’s the best I’ve ever had.

      Thanks for sharing!

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  16. lauren

    who is that photo in the frame by? I LOVE it!

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    • Chelsea

      Elizabeth took that photograph of her daughter a few years ago!

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    • Elizabeth

      Actually, my husband Thomas took it–he likes to think it’s a hobby, but he’s an amazing photographer!

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  17. Rachel Schindler

    What a beautiful home. Is their a possibility of finding out the brand/name of the paint that is used in the dining room, including the paint that is on the ceiling?

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    • Elizabeth

      Hi Rachel–thank you so much! Our house was already painted when we moved in, so I’m not sure . . . let me do some poking around with paint cans in the garage & I will get back to you! Elizabeth

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  18. Sarah

    I’m always a sucker for a good desert! Can’t wait to try the upside down cake :)

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    • Chelsea

      You’re going to love this one, Sarah! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Jaclyn

    As far as food cravings go: Anything’s better with a fried egg on top! I had zucchini fritters with an egg the other day and I could probably eat that every day for a month :)

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  20. Candice

    I read this when it was first published and I read it again today for inspiration. The best part is that Elizabeth and I want the same type of people at our tables – those that aren’t in a hurry. Dining over a long – into the evening – multi bottle of wine – meal is absolutely the best.

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    • Jennifer

      Same here, Candice. This “Entertaining with…” really resonated with me. Elizabeth is chock-full of goodness.

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  21. Ana

    Those simple aqua colored votive holders with the neutral fire place are so gorgeous. Quintessential “pop of color” :) Great work, ladies!

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  22. john

    Put on Billy Joel’s Piano Man, and they’ll love to eat your plum cake.

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  23. Upside down cake with and egg on it

    When is Elizabeth inviting us over?

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  24. Cam

    The photos are amazing….I think we have to steal the recipe for that cake!

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