Showing posts from April, 2016

The Power of the Peacock: Why a Peacock?

We have had some recent questions as to what made us decide to use a Peacock as our mascot, rather than a maid, vacuum cleaner or mop, and what do we mean when we say, "The Power of the Peacock"
We made a short video on this topic, but wanted to also summarize in our own words.

The decision to use the Peacock was not random! 

When I started my original company (20 years ago) I wanted it to be as unique as the clients I served, and to be able to leave a lasting impression on everyone I worked with. Over time, Eclectic Domestics has developed into something very close to what I imagined. The Peacock with its stunning plumage and distinctly unique call, reminds me to keep striving towards offering the customized services my clients ask for.

As far as other Peacock symbolism:

Greek Mythology: the Goddess Hera is said to have given the Peacock "many eyes"- (representing our eye for detail.)Chinese Legend: the perfect blending of plumage colors represents harmony. (We maint…

Boursin Cheese Spread

When we are asked to help plan spring & summer ‪‎picnics‬ and other family ‪‎gatherings‬, One of our most requested appetizers is our Boursin ‪Cheese‬ Spread. This delicious treat is not for those of you watching your cholesterol, so the trick is to not over-indulge, and just eat a small amount of it. Its a perfect compliment to ham or prosciutto, and delicious served on a toasted baguette, pita chips or crackers. You and your guests will love it! This Recipe makes about 1 1/2 cups, and takes 2-3 days of 'aging' for the flavors to blend. 8 oz cream cheese softened,
1/2 cup butter softened,
1 TBS lemon juice or white wine,
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce,
1/2 tsp dry or dijon mustard,
1 TBS parsley, finely minced,
1 TBS fresh chives, minced,
1/2 tsp dried tarragon,
1 garlic clove finely minced,
1/4 tsp dill weed,
Dash of freshly ground black pepper. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mash together with a fork until blended.  Then, stir with a spoon until well mixed.  Place in refrige…

Moscato Lemonade (For Grownups!)

This "Lemonade for Grownups" not only looks pretty, but is so refreshing! 

Now all we need is for someone to have a brunch, a shower or just throw a party so my Bartenders can make a pitcher or two of these! 
Who wants to book a party?

What would you serve with this refreshing cocktail?
(Put your answers in the comments!)