All I can suggest when eating alfresco is to try to keep things as easy as possible focusing instead on high quality ingredients and a beautiful setting.

Summery Polish cucumber salad

July 30, 2014 | Published by Ren Behan
This gorgeous side-dish, typically served during the summer in Poland, is called ‘Mizeria’, and is made with cucumbers, salt, sour cream and fresh dill.

The Wild Boar Inn: a foodie retreat

July 30, 2014 | Published by Jim Tanfield
How do you improve an already lovely restaurant and hotel? Well, schlap a brewery and a smokehouse onto the side of it, of course.

Blueberry scones with homemade strawberry jam

July 29, 2014 | Published by Bee's Bakery
What is super quick, easy, has simple ingredients, but still impresses at a picnic in the park? Scones, of course, served with this beautiful homemade jam.

The alternative DIY BBQ: sorted

July 28, 2014 | Published by SORTEDfood
When the sun comes out and you’re in a rush before the next hailstorm, you might not have a barbecue to hand, but we’ve got that problem sorted.

Simple sugar-free strawberry lemonade

July 25, 2014 | Published by Elana Amsterdam
On a hot day there's nothing more reviving than homemade lemonade, and because this strawberry lemonade recipe is sugar-free it’s the perfect summer drink.

Five tips for healthy outdoor dining

July 24, 2014 | Published by Laura Parr
We aren't trying to take the fun out of outdoor dining - just make it even more fun by mixing thing up a bit while making it healthier too. Win-win.

Outdoor cooking for the whole family

July 23, 2014 | Published by Jamie Oliver Food Foundation
Everyone is ditching the dinner table to take their meals al fresco, this summer, but what about getting your hands into oudoor cooking as well?

Edible flowers: not just for pansies

July 22, 2014 | Published by Pete Wrapson
There are lots of edible flowers out there; you may even be able to raid your own flowerbed. Here's our no-nonsense guide - right from Jamie's garden.

Sturdy sandwiches & picnic breads

July 21, 2014 | Published by Flour Station
The sun above, the grass between your toes, a sandwich in your hands, and half the fillings in your lap... Well, these picnic breads might help with that.