Dinner for 16, just another Saturday night at the Cape. Photos, left to right:

1. Rachel and Kate grating the carrots. 2. Shrimp ready to grill. 3. Table set for 16 in the olive garden (no endless breadsticks, but the food is much better).

4. Vodka, natch. 5. Flowering broccoli. 6. Girls, dogs and sea-breezes.

7. Flowering (non-heading) broccoli salad with watermelon radish. 8. Cheese on the chair. 9. Drew and his grilled veggies.

10. Pasta almost ready. 11. Cheers! 12. The dinner plate.

• Grilled shrimp •
Sautee some minced garlic in a lot of butter, mix in a lot of Paul Prudhomme’s Blackened Redfish Magic and apply liberally to shrimp before grilling or, broiling. Grill or broil shrimp until just cooked through, flipping half way.

We also had Linguine with Butter, Pecorino, Arugula and Black Pepper, a favorite from Giada De Laurentiis. The carrot, feta and mint dish I made last Tuesday. Grilled homegrown veggies by Drew. A really cool flowering broccoli, called non-heading broccoli, and watermelon radish salad from the Drews’ garden, made by Rita.

Dinner was followed by ice cream from Smitty’s and then s’mores and sparklers over by the fire pit. Suffice it to say, we’re full.