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Sunday, 15 April 2007

Al Fresco...........

MWM and I must be the only people in Christendom who don't like barbequed food, but for us eating Al Fresco is not about that, it's about enjoying good food outside in the fresh air.
Take yesterday for instance. We spent most of the day sitting in the garden so it was natural progression to eat our evening meal outside while the sun was still shining, the birds were still singing and the air was clear.
We had a simple meal - a fresh salad with fat juicy jumbo prawns, fresh homemade wholemeal bread, ice cream with honey and a bottle of Pino Grigio to wash it all down. Delicious.
On sunny summer days, and nights, food eaten outside always seems to taste better don't you think?
My knee
Sunday 15th April
Knee doing good, back a lot better.

18 comments:

talj said...

Sounds like a lovely day and I am so glad to read your knee and back are doing better {{HUGS}} :o)

Akelamalu said...

Talj
It was a lovely day. Thanks for the hugs. :)

GEWELS said...

Ah, with a garden such as yours I, too, would enjoy my meals Al fresco.
So glad the knee and back are doing better- Must have been the Pinot Grigio.

CS said...

Yes, every house I've owned until this one has had a screened-in porch, where virtually all meals took place in good weather. I'll miss that this year - but plan to get in some picnics when I can.

Akelamalu said...

gewels
I think the Pinot Grigio had a lot to do with my recovery!! :)

cs
What a shame you don't have a screened in porch anymore, hope you manage to get plenty of picnic time.

"Early Bird" said...

I've always thought food tastes better after hard work or play outdoors...if only a PBJ sandwich it just tastes wonderful outdoors!

"Early Bird" said...

PS...I see you got a butterfly ;)

Nea said...

Ah yes most definitely, anything eaten outside at the end of day with a setting sun is so nice. I love barbecue, but by far it is not the only thing that can be enjoyed outside. I put a little table on the back porch, so I could enjoy the setting sun, and I often go there to eat.

Queenie said...

Back late, having a quick flick over blogs before bed....
I love fancy dress bar- b-qs, MWM also has a place in his heart for these venues I belive!!!!!!!!

CG said...

Sounds delicious...I LOVE eating outside even though other half gets hayfever badly!!

Glad your knee and back are doing better x

letha said...

I always find that foreign food eaten outside in a foreign country always tastes better.

Ginabee said...

Yum, sounds like a wonderful night.

Linda said...

That sounds so nice! If we were to try to sit outside and eat here, our food would be all blown away and wet as we're having an enormous rainstorm right now and it's still cold, too! Waah!!

Glad to hear your knee is doing better, I managed to screw up my back again yesterday doing some simple housework so I not feeling too good again. Sigh ... I miss not hurting!!

la bellina mammina said...

I agree...especially with a light, gentle breeze!

Glad to know your knee is feeling better - I'm sure it'll be good as new soon!

Catch said...

I wish you had invited me to eat with you! Sounds scrumptious!!! We eat outside on the deck much of the summer..unless its way hot. Food is just better outdoors!

Elween said...

sounds yummy! ya...barbecued food are cancerous too. but sadly,it is one of my favourite...

Akelamalu said...

Early bird
You are so right. Yes I got a butterfly - wanted one for ages - thanks for the link. :)

Nea
Watching the setting sun on your porch - wonderful!

Queenie
Hahaha I knew you would say that!

cg
Oh hay fever puts a block on so many things doesn't it. Thanks for the good wishes.

Letha
Ah now you're talking - Foreign food, foreign country!!! Yes Please!

Ginabee
It was lovely. Thanks for dropping by. :)

Linda
Such a shame you're getting poor weather. Although it's very overcast here today, though not cold. Sorry to hear you've done your back in again, it's not hard to do!

La Bellina Mammina
Yes, a sea breeze preferably! :)

Catch
You'd be more than welcome to join us, pity you live so far away. :(

Elween
You'd better cut down then honey, salads and fruit for you! :)

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