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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All the best picnics I've been on have the same three ingredients - my favorite people, amazing views, and delicious food.
This scene depicts a typical picnic at this stage in my life - munching on a spread of olives, pita chips, hummus, veggies, almonds and cookies with my husband and three boys while taking in views of whatever beautiful mountain trail we happen to be hiking. Don't forget to wash it down with some summit seltzer and snap a few pics to remember the feast!
My entry for the Handpicked Picnic Challenge 🌄
I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that right now I think I might like to have a picnic somewhere far, far away—preferably alone, with a coffee, and a piece of chocolate cake. If only for a little while, just to be able to look at our planet as a whole and realize that there is beauty that remains despite it all. ~Allyson Wilson IG: allyson.wilson_art
These three friends in the American Southwest desert, the jackrabbit, the desert tortoise, and the javelina all want to have a picnic like they see all the tourists doing. So, they harvest their favorite desert plants from their surroundings, and enjoy a roadside picnic jam, with the javelina on mandoline :)
Don't leave your picnic alone! Otherwise, it could be turned into an entertainment complex for ants, as shown in this illustration. It features such experiences as a fruit-themed, theme park, and wine river with cheese rafts, and a ski resort sitting in a cooler.