Al fresco dinner in France

Jer and I have been cooking every evening out in the garden whilst we are here in France. Being an all american boy he loves to bbq (men and fire…) and I have been relishing having the time and the energy to actually cook things.

This evening we had a lovely dinner so I thought I’d share the beginning to the end 🙂


First of all, I made a puff pastry tart with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and pesto.

mozzarella, pesto and tomato tart

It is super easy to make and is perfect for eating outdoors. As you can see from the next photo..

empty dish from pie

Next Jer got the Bbq going. It is a really nice brick oven in the corner of the garden

oven in the garden

Once the coals were nice and hot..

burning coals on the bbq

..he started to make the preparations. First he prepared the grill

jer cutting the foil for the bbq

then he marinated the sardine fillets

sardine fillets being marinaded for the bbq

popped the salmon on the grill

salmon on the bbq

It is thirsty work all this bbqing so he had to stop for a cold drink

bottle of heineken on a picnic table

Meanwhile I made a salad

mixed salad

Soon the fish was ready and was so tasty

grilled sardines

We finished off with little apple pies bought near by and heated up on the grill

apple pie

This dinner was the cherry on the top of a pretty perfect day

Cherry caught between the planks of wood on a bench

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