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{Interiors} Casual Summer Dining

Judy Shevlin Food Interiors Lifestyle

When the sun makes an appearance in Northern Ireland you have to be sure make the most of 3 days of the year :)

Casual Dining


On those few and far between sunny days I like to keep things causal. This applies to what I wear, what we eat and even how I dress the table for when we have company for a simple supper.

Casual Summer Dining

I usually keep flowers to a muted palate, but when summer comes along there is nothing more cheery than a casual bouquet of sunflowers.


The food should do the talking so I try and keep my plates and linen neutral. I love a mix of different sized bowls and I couldn't be without my Denby Natural Canvas nesting bowls which are so versatile and are even oven safe.

Find the nesting bowls here
Find the napkins here
Find the napkin rings here

Of course Emma Bridgewater has to make an appearance! Their glassware is an instant classic and can be dressed up or down to suit whatever occasion.

Find the lantern here
Find the Emma Bridgewater tumblers here
Find water jug here
No summer salad is complete without my Moroccan Jewelled Couscous so i thought I would share the recipe with you all. It is just perfect for those hot summer days. It is perfect as a side to meatballs too.
This recipe makes one large bowl which would comfortably serve 4-6 people.
What you need...
  • 1 cup of couscous
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup of raisins 
  • 2 teaspoons of ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder 
  • 125ml olive oil 
  • 4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander 
  • 1 bunch flat leaf parsley

What to do...

Cook the couscous according to the instructions on the packet then leave it to one side to cool.

Cut your peppers into little cubes, around 0.5cm or so and mix into the couscous

Add your cumin, ground coriander, chilli powder, raisins and oil in a frying pan and warm over a medium heat for around 3-4 minutes.

Take off the heat and mix in the vinegar

Pour the liquid over the couscous and mix

Add finely chopped parsley and coriander and mix leaving a little for decoration

Sprinkle over your pomegranate seeds and some parsley for decoration



Much Love,

Judy xo


*The Denby Linen and Nesting Bowls were kindly gifted to me, however all words, content and the yummy couscous recipe are all my own.

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