Dining al fresco: breakfast, lunch, dinner & merenda

While our neighbors come and go on their respective summer holidays (it seems that when one family returns, another one takes off), we take advantage of good weather days by eating outdoors whenever the mood hits. Lazy weekend breakfasts, quick and easy lunches, picnic dinners, and best of all, a late afternoon merenda (snack) with a glass of wine and a plate of nibbles. We have a couple of days planned in Tuscany to check out local food festivals, but other than that, we’re fine with the rest of the season looking like this.

Breakfast al fresco
Stonewall Kitchen pancakes, cappuccino, greek yogurt, fresh fruit, and canadian maple syrup!

Teddy Bear Picnic Day 2014
Freeze-n-serve mojito, gazpacho, bbq ribs, farro salad and chocolate-hazelnut tart.

Merenda al fresco

Piromàfo made from 100% Negramaro grapes. The name, of Greek origin, literally means “fire fighter”. From the website: The local population uses this word to indicate heat-refracting soil. The name of the grape Negroamaro has very old origins; it seems to be composed from the link of two words, niger and mavro, one in Latin and the other in Greek, that in both languages have the same meaning black or dark, just like the colour of the wine. Pair with roasts, game, raw shellfish. Very good also at the end of a meal as a meditation wine.

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