Dinner Al Fresco (Almost)

6/18/2012


On Friday I baked a lopsided pizza. It had Gruyere, prosciutto and fresh peaches. I took it outside with two glasses of Riesling and two over-sized pillows and beckoned Matt to join me. It's June for goodness sake...warm weather means outside eating in my book. Not so, says San Diego's June Gloom. For those unaware, the summer months of June and July are often the greyest and foggiest in La Jolla. I like to call it the San Francisco effect. Sadly, we ended up taking our meal inside, but I snapped this pictures before, so you'd have an idea of how Matt and I almost spent our Friday evening. :)

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38 comments:

Hannah said...

Looks delicious!

I am getting fed up of the weather over here in the UK- it's been raining non stop for weeks now! I would love a bit of sunshine!

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

awww that's sad - but your meal still looks amazing!!! I always try to convince my husband that we should eat dinner outside but he's always so hot in this TX heat.

natasha {schue love} said...

Holy Moly! That looks amaaazing!! And it's so funny about So Cal weather in June...my dad lives in Huntington Beach and said it was cold and overcast yesterday! Meanwhile it's in the 90's here! Eek!

Leslie said...

That's gorgeous, even if you didn't make it outside the whole time. :)

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

That pizza looks amazing!!! Hmmm...June gloom sounds very familiar...only one might call it all year round except for August gloom here ;) Well, regardless of where you ate it, I am sure the meal was fabulous! XO brynn

Dancing Branflake said...

Lovely photos! Oh man, I'd give anything for some June gloom. 108 degrees up here!

Kat Tanita (With Love From, Kat) said...

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Sarah O'Brien said...

that looks so yummy!

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

This pizza looks yummy! I have been wanting to make a homemade pizza with my guy. So sad you had to move inside! :( At least you got a few good shots. :)

Viviana said...

Hahaha, I like that it was lopsided. And that flavor combination sounds delish!

The Now said...

Yummo!!! Xo

Jess @ theJessJournals.blogspot.com said...

nice photos!! Pizza always ends up lopsided when I make it, too. LOL

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Awh so close!!! Bet the pizza tasted amazing despite having to be inside :) xoxo

Closet Fashionista said...

Mmm that looks tasty!!! But poo on the annoying weather!! :/
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Ana Carneiro said...

In here I usually starts sunbathing in may, but not this year, nop.. It's been grey and cold, it rains every now and then..
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Lonely Wife Project said...

Ha! We have the same issue in Del Mar. I'm wearing a scarf in June. I had no idea you were so close!

Eloquent English said...

I love eating outside with good weather! Sorry you had to bring it inside! Great effort though! LOL xoxo A-

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

It may be lopsided but it still looks and sounds delishh! We have been doing more outside eating as well and it is so nice!

Allie said...

YUM that pizza looks heavenly. i'll have to try it!

Ashley said...

Delish!!!!! The lopsided (ness) gives it characters!

Taylor {CoverGirl + Converse} said...

Mmm this looks SO yummy! The lopsided look makes it unique, right? :)
xoxo

Sophie said...

sounds so lovely! and that pizza looks amazing. i love alfresco dining - even if it gets cut short by the weather. im kinda glad you guys are currently experiencing the san francisco effect because over here in wales - it is constantly gloomy! this means that i don't have to be that jealous of you!

christina said...

lovely! You should send the rain our way...we soooo need it :)

Fashion Meets Food said...

I have yet to dine al fresco... I need to get on that. The pizza looks amazing. I don't know why I never thought of putting peaches on my pizza before. xo

Stephanie said...

I love that you call it the San Francisco effect. We're having our own gloomy day up here. This is probably the only time of year I miss living in Davis.

Rachel Jensen {Da Paura ♥} said...

Yes... June gloom is in Full swing! I just wish that June gloom would arrive in Fall and Winter instead, don't you?! I like for seasons to be "appropriate" haha. This pizza looks amazzzzing though. I would have definitely joined you outside for this - grey skies or not! :)

x
Rachel

Kat said...

yum! sounds amazing, inside or out! and really, i'm mostly jealous of the wine. ;)

Lucinda said...

YUM!! What a fabulous idea!!!

Rema said...

I love the effort. Maybe if we WILL it hard enough, the gray will go away? :)

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

This sounds absolutely heavenly–damn that June gloom!

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Nothing like homemade pizza! We had dinner al fresco on Saturday night ;)

Rachel {little bits of lovely} said...

Wow, it looks amazing! Shame about the weather. Aren't homemade pizzas are the best kind? xx

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Ha, we have the June gloom too, and yet I love the cool air, it will be hot all too soon. Your pizza look so yummy!

xo Mary Jo

classiq said...

Al fresco dining is one of the greatest pleasures of summer. Only these days we have to wait until late into the evening to join it as the heat wave we're having makes the most part of the day unbearable. xo
Ada

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

This just totally made me hungry!!!

Jessica said...

My favorite thing about summer is eating outside. I'm sorry the weather didn't cooperate this time!

Mandy Crandell said...

Too bad you couldn't stay outside. It looks so lovely. Nothing wrong with sitting on the floor in the living room next to a large window. ;)

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seaandswank.com said...

This looks delicious... love dining outside in summer, even if the weather isn't totally cooperating.

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