Portland, Maine, US
This is the kind of recipe that uses what's left in the pantry at the end of the week to create a tasty dish. Most Italian kitchens have all these ingredients always at hand: olive oil, olives, garlic, capers, anchovies and tomatoes... There are many theories on the origins of the name of the dish, but as I remember, it's just a frugal way to make do with what is available! Global Cuisine
Who doesn't love Italian coffee and treats?!
This design features a few of my favorites: Gelato, Biscotti, Latte, Macchiato, Cappucino, Mocaccino, Espresso Doppio, Pizzelle, Caffe Romano, Bomboloni, Affgogato al Caffe, Caffe Shakerato, Torta Caprese...
Time to book my next trip to Italy!
Waterford, Virginia, US
Beans from around the world. A perfect Italian picnic or celebration featuring ingredients from the Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy: arugula (known as rucola or ruchetta), Proscuitto di Parma, Parmigiano Reggiano as well as a glass of sparkling Italian Lambrusco wine. Buon Appetito!
During the quarantine I have more time to cook so I learned recently to make my own bread. Ingredients like flour, olive oil, salt, yeast, olives, dried tomatoes and spices like rosemary and thyme are always available in my pantry. So this quick and very easy recipe for an original Italian focaccia just became my favourite recipe.
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Indian Picnics are very humble with simple dry potato side dish called as Aaloo ki Sabzi in Hindi and Deep Fried Bread which is called as Pudi. This is the most favorite and simple Picnic food for most of the Indian families. They relish this with homemade Mango or Lemon Pickle along with Mango to have as Dessert.
On my dream board for this year, I wrote in big swirly lettering- New house and a proper studio.
And it's happening!
So my dream picnic will be at our new house, which we will be in at end of September, woot woot!
With cake, because I just turned 50 and there must always be cake, birthday or not, jellybeans- my creative brain fuel, deviled eggs with a sprinkly of curry or paprika because nommmm, a big fresh greens salad to balance that all out, topped with flowers from our new yard, and time for art. And a cosmo, because dammit they are delicious.
Also considering green hair, so there's that, to match our new beautiful green surroundings, with bonus palm trees- yes in Canada!
(Entry for the Let's Have a Picnic! Handpicked Design Challenge)
Even though it will still be summer weather for a long time here in Virginia, I'm looking ahead to picnics in the crisp fall air. Here's my dream menu for a super easy and cozy fall picnic. I tried to structure this piece like a magazine spread, with seasonal flavors like cranberry, squash, and apple, and fun ideas for recyclable packaging and utensil-free eating.
I created this piece in watercolor, ink, and digital media. Special thanks to my mom Shelley, for helping me brainstorm the concept, my sister Katie for writing the snappy magazine-inspired copy, and Nate and Salli for the beautiful Corita font on the dish titles!
The thought of a picnic conjures up images of sitting by water on a long, hot, summer day, with delicious snacks and wine on ice in a cooler.
For the design challenge: Let's have a picnic - I found myself thinking about a picnic from the perspective of ants...