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Dinner Al Fresco

by Molly Ledin, food experience manager
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It was here. My mom was turning 70. All her kids (there are 3 of us), her grandchildren (of which there are two,) and her one and only great-grandchild were all going to be in town to celebrate with her. Since I had just added a deck to my house and my dad and I had built a beautiful barnwood dining table, we decided to host a dinner for her at my house, al fresco. It was August and the weather gods were on our side…it was truly a “glory day” as my mom would call it.


The table was set with simple white flowers from the garden. I had an abundance of fresh basil in my garden so I thought I would add a few sprigs to the arrangement on the table. This added a nice pop of dark green to the arrangement and flooded the dining area with the freshness of basil. Plus, mom loves basil.

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