Sunday, August 19, 2012

Al Fresco & Delicioso!

Hope you're having a great weekend!  We are enjoying the great weather and, seeing as this is Seattle, we have to make the most of it while it lasts!  That of course inspires a lot of al fresco settings for enjoying these warm summer days/evenings.  I have posted about al fresco dining before (here and here), but when the temperatures soar (and I know elsewhere they are MUCH hotter than in Seattle right now!) I can't get enough of it.  

How does this sound for an al fresco dining experience?  We'll sit down here...

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or here...


Now that's a porch!
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or here...

gorgeous outdoor living area

or here...

reese witherspoon's ojai ranch

or here...

fabulous setting..

And eat this...

Summer salad with fresh vegetables, goat cheese and a light vinaigrette

this...

Post image for Quick and Easy Recipes for Summer Entertaining
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definitely this...

Chilled Zucchini, Walnut, and Basil Soup Recipe

AND this...

Pineapple no bake cheesecake

I'd choose this to drink:

Bellini

How do you like to make the most of Summer dining?

Sources can be found here and here.



14 comments:

Stacy Curran said...

Beautiful as always Barbara! Hope you had a nice weekend :)
Stacy

Leslie said...

Hi Barbara!

Yes! We all need to get outside!.. and I like those hanging stars in the third image. Makes for a magical setting for dinning al fresco.

Enjoy your evening!

Leslie said...

Hi Barbara!

Yes! We all need to get outside!.. and I like those hanging stars in the third image. Makes for a magical setting for dinning al fresco.

Enjoy your evening!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

I'm all in...XO, Mona

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

Yes yes yes! I am having a hard time picking a favourite of these outside spaces... I want them ALL! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

The enchanted home said...

Love this post.....my favorite foods, and such spectacular settings! The first and second one are breathtaking!

Victoria said...

What a beautiful collection of outdoor spaces, Barbara. Thanks for the inspiration.
Best...Victoria

Splendid Sass said...

Well please invite me, lol! So much beautiful here, and the food looks amazing. The third image is magical!
Happy Monday, Barbara.
Teresa
xoxo

I Dream Of said...

Beautiful and delicious! Hasn't the weather been wonderful, Barbara? Friday was a little warm for my taste, but it made it perfect for an al fresco feast that stretched late into the night - no sweater or wrap required!
Hope you are well! XOXO

michele said...

omg that vege salad with the cheese. i could make love to that.

late last night after moving my son and his roomate into their first apartment, we dined with them at a restaurant on a rooftop patio. the weather was gorgeous. my favorite part of my meal was perfectly grilled vegetables. a horse and carriage could be seen and heard by us which was just enchanting. our son LOVES food so summer moments like these are so special!

smiles to you.

michele

Haus and Home said...

I just love the honeycomb ceiling! SO pretty!

Splendid Willow said...

Hi lovely friend, when did you say you wanted me to come over?! (:

(I will bring the beet salad! Ha!)

Jut got back from a few days in Canada - today is all about school supplies! If there is anything left...

Hugs to you,

Mon

Garden, Home and Party said...

Barbara,
Beautiful images. We've been mired in a heat wave so these images refresh me!
Karen

The Vintique Object said...

Barbara, I made that first salad with a white wine vinaigrette the other day and it was SO good. We substituted the pistachios for the (hazelnuts?), but this recipe is definitely a keeper. I'm sure it would have tasted way better if we could have eaten it in a location like the first!
Camille

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