An old pine table anchors this screen porch. A painted chalkboard top encourages doodling—and hides imperfections. (To make your own chalkboard paint, mix 2 tablespoons unsanded grout per 1 cup of matte paint.
Fresh mint brings a bright note to hearty root vegetables garnished with spiced pecans. Tip: Coated in orange juice and spices—in addition to the usual oil—will make this sweet potato, carrot, and onion mix pop with flavor.