Hello wednesday people, are you enjoying the sunshine? As you know I am always banging on about our lack of garden, so for the last few days while the summer seems to be making a comeback, we have been finding alfresco dining opportunities, a farm cafe, an inside/outside sushi restaurant, a lovely picnic with a few of my girlfriends (all of which I neglected to photograph, sorry!) and a seaside supper with the husband. The shining sun was setting, the tide slowly coming in, a few dog walkers and other folks with picnics were also scattered along the shoreline. When we come to this part of the coast I am always obsessing over these seaside plants above, they are such a vibrant colour and as the seasons change those plump green olive-like seeds turn a pale brown and snap off just like coastal tumbleweed, ready for me to collect and put in a vase at home for when the winter sets in.Getting back to the supper, we roasted corn on the cobs and asparagus alongside a ginger and spring onion stuffed sea bream and chilli-corriander chicken skewers and ate sides of grissini dipped in a pot of Rose’s homemade humous and a plate of brown rice, almond and samphire salad.It’s so easy to pack up some things and head out to eat, every time we do make the effort I always think, how come we don’t do this all the time?

  • Danielle | Pretty Ingrid
    August 3, 2011

    This dinner by the sea looks heavenly. Now that I live near the coast, I hope to do this often. Perhaps I will pack a dinner for the boy and I this evening and enjoy an al fresco meal on the shore. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sue
    August 3, 2011

    That looks so amazing, it really is something special when you make the effort to do something as simple as picnicing. My boyfriend hates eating outdoors so I don’t get the chance unless it’s with friends.

  • Homemade and Happy
    August 3, 2011

    It sounds like the most wonderful meal in the perfect setting! I wish I was there!