Over this past weekend, among her busy schedule of Open Houses and property showings, Libby hosted a splendid dinner party for 12 of her beloved family members. Libby began prepping the night before; chopping and marinating delicious meats, fruit & vegetables in anticipation for the following evening. By Saturday afternoon, scents of rosemary and other succulent herbs soared throughout Libby’s home, teasing the taste buds of anyone who was home. As the sun sunk into the balmy August sky, Libby’s masterpiece was complete! As her guests took their seats at the dinner table set outside on the lawn they were greeted with a crisp Rose to cool their palette in preparation for the meal ahead. First came the locally grown tomato and basil salad which was dressed with a simple Olive Oil and crushed sea salt & pepper dressing. Guests were elated with yet another salad option of grilled peaches from Sweet Berry Farm atop a greens and roasted pecans. Next came the main course- Rosemary-marinated lamb chops from Aquidneck Meat Market served with zucchini and summer squash which was given to Libby from her “Portuguese Aunt” (aka best neighbor a gal could ask for!) The dish was finished with organic brown rice mixed with fresh lemon zest- the perfect combination to with the succulent meat and summery vegetables.
Just when her guests thought the dinner couldn’t get better, they were blown away by dessert. Out came homemade rosemary biscuit ice cream sandwiches made with vanilla bean ice cream. Our hats off to Libby, the woman who can do it all!