We stumbled across this amazing recipe from local born and bred blogger Lexi Monzeglio on Whisking It and we just had to share. It’s something a little different if you’re planning an outdoor dine and wine get together with your friends and you want to impress them with something a bit more exciting than salad.
4 large sweet potatoes
1/2 pack Cheese Grillers
1 red onion
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
Preheat the oven to 200° C
Parboil the potatoes for 15 – 20 minutes.
Chop up the cheese grillers and the onion and fry together.
Slice the par-boiled sweet potatoes down the middle.
Fill the sweet potatoes with the fried cheese grillers, onion and broccoli.
Top with mozzarella cheese.
Wrap in foil and bake in the oven for 45 – 60 minutes, or until the sweet potato is soft.
Then slap it on a wooden cutting board and present it to your guests with a knowing smile. Now that’s a gourmet garden dish.
If you’re only entertaining outdoors in the summer months, you’re doing something wrong. Did you know that you can tweak your outdoor décor to suit the seasons, just like inside your home? Think bar trolleys and vibrant coloured cushions in spring and summer or tea trays, a warm rug and a few thick throws in the cooler months. To achieve this, you’ll probably need to stick to neutral colours for your garden furniture, but that doesn’t mean you have to take all the fun out of it. HOLiLi outdoor furniture has a number of exciting designs from canopied daybeds to hanging chairs. We particularly love the stylish chaise longue style sofas. 10 Desmond St, Kramerville. Details: 011-023-809
If anyone knows a thing or two about holding a wedding in the airy outdoors, it’s Bernice Morell, the owner of Morrells Boutique Estate in Northcliff. We could go on and on about the picturesque French provincial gardens and Bernice’s signature al fresco table settings and recipes. But since a picture is worth a thousand words, we decided to let a few snaps from the venue do the talking:
For more al fresco inspiration a la Morrells Boutique Estate, go to their Facebook Page.
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