|Sherry's Salmon and Scallops in Clementine Glaze|
|Izabel and Sherry Prep for Dinner|
|Baby Artichokes Going Fast|
|Lentil-Tapenade-Filled Endive Leaves|
There was a break after this—for a delightful slide show of Anne's old family photos, found and digitized by Sherry: more about that later, elsewhere, maybe...
And then came dessert. What could possibly top what we'd just eaten? Well, how about scrumptious blueberry crumble, made by Doris Tennant with blueberries she'd picked herself from her parents' garden in Georgia? What about three different kinds of cookies—macadamia nut, molasses, and double chocolate—made by our friend and fabulous baker, Diane Kline? And then the pièce de résistance, Diane's gorgeous 4-layer lemon cake
|Diane's Fabulous Lemon Cake|
How wonderful it was to have so many people I'm very fond of around me, amid so much beauty, fun, and such incredible delicacies! As Noel Coward said—over and over—in I've Been To A Marvelous Party, "I couldn't have liked it more."
Indeed: truer words were never spoken.
If any of the exceptional culinary artists who cooked for the party can be persuaded to part with recipes, I will post them here. In the meantime, let's enjoy the feast with our eyes.
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