butter lettuce, vine ripened tomato, snap peas and spring onion boiled in butter and water, some nutty, musky, spanish-y cheese shavings and a mustard/lemon herb vinaigrette. The flowers are edible too!
Red russian fingerling potatoes sliced and tossed with olive oil, thyme, maldon salt and cracked pepper (it does make a difference). I squeezed a fresh lemon over the potatoes and roasted them with shallots and chopped nicoise olives. 400 degrees for 25 min. Toss everything and plop a man-sized thumb of butter over the whole mess. Roast until you can't stand waiting for it another moment.
Mom brought Joan's On Third cupcakes. My sister made me these beautiful napkins for my birthday last year. I hate for them to be messed but they are too sweet to keep in a drawer. Wish she'd been at the table to join us for the yum.