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The Perfect Picnic

Ah, picnics. How do I love thee. They combine two of life’s greatest joys: finger food and eating outside in the fresh air. Glorious. These recipes are from dear friend David Herbert‘s (food writer and editor, collector of Bloomsbury pottery – you can visit his pop-up tearoom  in London) wonderful book, Picnics – catering for pretty much any picnicking eventuality.…

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Everybody out!

At the merest glimmer of warmth and sun, my family head outside to eat al fresco. My husband is always keen to point the sheer joy of dining outside. It is the simplest of pleasures – yet it is true that food always tastes better when consumed outdoors; be that a sandwich on your lap or a candlelit garden supper.Be that a potter around my pocket handkerchief garden before work, coffee in hand, doing a spot of dead-heading; porridge and fruit at our (now woefully rusty and in desperate need of replacing) table at the weekend; nipping in and getting that last table outside your favourite cafe; lunch in my parents’ garden (where, appositely, C had her first ever taste of food). Glorious. In my dreams (one day, one day…) my garden dining facilities look something like this……