I served this simple meal with hard, crumbly cheese, a few ripe olives, prosciutto, and my own garlic-infused Crostini (check the Index under Bread), from which I omitted the pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, and chèvre (soft goat cheese) in the original recipe.
Preparing this lunch for a small, fuss-free gathering was fun, but I like to set the mood as well as the table. Sometimes the mood is formal ...
|As Ron and I prepare to dine ...|
And sometimes, casual ...
|... Our cook cleans up!|
You’ll find “mood” a recurring theme in this occasional series indexed as Dinner Party. You’ll also find that entertaining doesn’t have to be a lot of work!
|Contrasting colors, textures, and |
tastes tempt the senses
|Garlic-infused Crostini is the perfect side dish!|
|A cereal bowl and the leftover trimmings from a summer|
bouquet created this centrepiece for a second table
|As the days grow shorter, the shadows grow longer. Hidden from|
view, the bottom portion of this patio bench stores extra china
|Water trickling from a tiny fountain |
near the bench promotes a relaxed mood