Okay, Saturday night we had a dinner party which included two vegetarian New Yorkers. I have a small repertoire of recipes that I'm really comfortable doing and they have nothing to do with vegetables. The NY friends said they ate fish occasionally, so Tom grilled halibut steaks that had been marinated in honey, oil, soy sauce, ginger and chives and they turned out tender and delicious. Kiss that cook. I made a broccoli salad, a potato salad and an herbed spinach-bake. Vegetables, yes, but mixed with mayonnaise, oils, eggs and cheese. I was hating myself by the end of the afternoon. Christine brought a gorgeous bowl of fruit and I made high lemon pie for dessert (which despite the fact that it curdled slightly was still delicious). I was tired and anxious before the guests arrived and then they came full of cheer and good will, ready for a party, and all exhaustion dropped away and Tom and I had a good time at our own vegetarian/fish dinner party. Friends and food: lovely.