Last Saturday all the girls in my family (and a few lovely friends) met up at Poplar Point for our annual girls-only garden party. My parents work really hard on their garden and so it's fun for them to host family gatherings. Liz and my mom cooked tremendous food: Savory tarts with salmon and goat cheese, orange + olive salad, asparagus + feta salad.
The centerpiece idea came from Jamie Oliver. In his Italian Escape series, he cooked a family style dinner and used a piece of wood covered in greens to display food down the center of the table. I loved that idea. Mine turned out a little differently than planned but it worked fine.
For dessert we ate rhubarb custard tarts (I believe the recipe is in the newest Martha). It was a lovely day, and miraculously the sun was shining!