"Lazy Days and Beach Blankets" celebrates the joy of eating alfresco with friends and provides inspiration with evocative images of barbecue scenes and lunches on the terrace. For a quick bite or accompaniment to the barbecue, Snacks & Sides will provide plenty of ideas - try a Hot Crusty Loaf Filled with Mozzarella, Salami and Tomato or Beetroot Houmous. When it's baking outside, what we naturally crave is a refreshing Salad, such as Provencal Tomatoes, which will transport you to a sun-drenched balcony.What better way to spend a summer's day than cooking up a storm on the Barbecue? Sesame-crusted Marlin and Pork Satay will have you wishing every day was barbecue day! There are plenty of delightful recipes to choose from in the Main Courses chapter. Whether you're after easy Crab Spaghetti with Chilli Mussels or impressive Roasted Vegetable and Ricotta Loaf, you'll be spoilt for choice. Fruit tarts and ice cream are true summer Desserts, so why not tuck into a bowl of Caramelized Plum Sorbet or a generous slice of heavenly Apricot Tart? Finally, no alfresco meal would be complete without the familiar sound of ice cubes clinking in a glass. A long Drink of Still Ginger Lemonade or a Raspberry Rickey will help you see in a balmy summer's evening.