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August is the perfect month for outdoor eating. Invite friends and family to a picnic at the beach, in the park, on top of a mountain or even in your own garden. Today here at the Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club we are headed to the beach for a Beachcomber Picnic. We have searched for picnic recipes that both tantalize your taste buds and are nutritious and healthy. Is it just me, or does everything taste better when eaten outside? With plenty of refreshing drinks, and nutritious healthy food we hope these suggestions make your picnic with family and friends memorable.
My own picnic memories at the beach include my brothers and sisters playing in the sand building sandcastles and kids of all ages strolling leisurely, and spending hours scuffling along the water's edge, gazing at the waves, beach combing, swimming, or even fishing. Total relaxation!!! Today one of my favourite pastimes is to sit at "my beach" with a good book and my floatie.
Don’t forget to supply enough drinks like Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, Blackberry Limeade, Lemon Verbena Iced Tea, or Watermelon Margaritas. On a hot day we can dehydrate very quickly. Practice safe food-handling techniques and use a cooler for drinks, salads, salsas and dips. I hope you enjoy the month of August and have many memorable picnics! Spread your blanket out in the warm evening sun and linger until the fireflies flash in the dark. Sadly it's time to head home.........
Over four years of blogging I have found many wonderful recipes to share on these pages. Some from my own kitchen, some from your creative blogs and web sites, and some from well known celebrities and chefs. I was feeling a little nostalgic and was browsing these very pages just the other day, creeping back to the very beginning in 2006 when More Than Burnt Toast was in it's infancy and no more than "knee high to grasshopper". We all have those stellar recipes from when we first started, when we were lucky enough to find one comment and have maybe one reader; in my case even before I was taking photos of the dishes I prepared.
So here are a couple of flashback recipes from the very first baby steps here at MTBT with...
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