First lunch al fresco…with sunshine!

April 25, 2013

This week Chloe and I were optimistic about the weather and braved lunch out at the big rustic table. As she was still studying for her finals, Cโ€™s readings came for lunch too. Actually, lunch is a great time for us to discuss concepts and ideologies C is having problems understanding.

Finals days require brain food and I made us some crab stuffed salmon, for the omega 3โ€™s,
fresh spinach leaves drizzled with the best balsamic vinegar, for iron and magnesium,
and a couple of artichokes because itโ€™s such a joy to eat with our fingers.

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This was such a good idea that now we want more meals outside. Come on sun! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have you had meals outside already this year? I hear it snowed in Ontario yesterday. Honestly!?!

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  • Reply Leslie April 25, 2013 at 7:11 am

    This looks wonderful! We have yet to do this.. Our temps are still chilly. We have an outdoor heating lamp that will assist in the transition:)


    • Reply Veronica April 25, 2013 at 7:25 am

      Hi Leslie, I’d love an outdoor heating lamp. They’re always so cosy to sit under on restaurant patios. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply michellepond April 25, 2013 at 7:49 am

    What a great way to enjoy the sunshine. No outdoor meals yet, but hope springs eternal!

    • Reply Veronica April 25, 2013 at 8:01 am

      Hi Michelle. I hope you get loads of warm sunshiny days soon to make up for the long winter. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Sara v April 25, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I love eating artichokes! That is a wonderful progression of shots and gorgeous china as always ๐Ÿ™‚ We had dinner and breakfast outside a couple of weeks ago–it’s a wonderful thing

    • Reply Veronica April 25, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      Thank you Sara. That china is all different. One day I fell in love with the brown and pink and yellowness of a few pieces and before you know it…a sort of set happened. ๐Ÿ™‚ It is a wonderful thing to be outside. I hope we get a lovely warm season. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Diane April 25, 2013 at 9:14 am

    I have never eaten artichoke, but we do eat on our screened in porch every chance we get. It’s just fun to eat outdoors for some reason.

    • Reply Veronica April 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      I saw your terrific screened porch on your lovely blog Diane. Food tastes better outside, doesn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Jo April 25, 2013 at 10:06 am

    We had lunch on the deck yesterday – and preparing to do so again today – oh how I love the warm spring sunshine.

    • Reply Veronica April 25, 2013 at 2:01 pm

      Yay JoAnn, hooray for us Pacific Coasters. ๐Ÿ™‚

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