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How do you Eat Outside? 18/08/2015, Competition

The great outdoors is a wonderful thing. Tasty fresh food is spectacular. Combine the two by getting outside with your food to make some truly special food memories. Food writer Genevieve Taylor pioneers this wonderful way of eating with her cookbook ‘How to Eat Outside’. She thinks that “food eaten outside can feel a bit like a holiday and an energizing break from routine”, and we definitely agree.

That’s why fresh-range are joining forces with Genevieve with a competition which encourages everyone to enjoy fresh food outdoors. We want to see you eating outside; share your pictures of outdoor dining with us on facebook, twitter or instagram. Simply

1. Post your image

2. Tag us (@freshrange for twitter and Instagram) and Genevieve Taylor (@genevieveeats for twitter and Instagram)

3. Use the hashtag #HowtoEatOutside

You’ll then be entered into our prize draw to win a free copy of Genevieve’s wonderful cook book, ‘How to Eat Outside’.*

To get you going, here are 4 great ways to enjoy fresh food outdoors this summer.

1. Super Salads

Make the most of all the lovely veg that’s in season over summer and prepare a variety of salads for your picnic. Get a little adventurous with flavours and colours that are sure to grab the attention of family and friends; think peach and rocket salad with this Organic Wootton White Cheese (similar to feta), tomato and balsamic salad, carrot and sultana salad, broad bean salad dressed with lemon and olive oil…the possibilities are endless.

2. Posh Ploughmans

A picnic that requires little to no prep, but still tastes gourmet. Pack up your favourite freshly baked artisan breads, like this stilton and walnut bread or this green olive bread along with your favourite cheeses. This garlic and chive brie would work wonderfully.

3. Marvellous Mezze

Make a selection of mezze style dips for your picnic- simple to prepare and sociable to enjoy. Some tasty, time-friendly ideas include a classic hummus (chick peas blended with garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and tahini), tzatziki (grated cucumber mixed with Greek yoghurt, lemon juice and garlic) and guacamole (mashed avocado with finely chopped red onion, tomato and lime juice)

4.Seasonal Soups

And if the weather is not quite as clement as we would like - seasonal veg can be turned into endless combinations of deliciously warming soups to take on walks or trips to the beach. Make at home and pour the hot soup into handy food flasks. Or for a real adventure, why not take a little camping stove, like a Trangia, with you and reheat at your chosen lunch spot

We’ll also be sharing a few teaser recipes from the book this week, to give you a taste of what you could win. Watch this space! 

*Competition ends Monday 7th September