1. Have a really great and sturdy basket handy, so you can pile things out of your fridge and into the basket.
|The view from under our magnolia tree|
6. Keep the food simple - bread, sliced sausage or cooked chicken, pickles, sliced cucumbers, cheeses (and grainy mustard for a gourmet flourish). Berries for dessert.
8. Share your feast with the love of your life. Berries taste better hand-fed, and even the most mundane conversation becomes poetry in the shade of a magnolia tree!