As sunshine brings out the desire for lighter fair, lighter wines, and all together, general loafing.

Spending more time on the patio, and less time in the kitchen becomes more and more attractive.

-for this reason,

“Al Pangrattato” 

Meaning simply, with breadcrumbs, is one of my favorite “Sunny Day” preparations.

Wispy, light, Tagarin, tossed with a garlicly infused olive oil and crunchy, toasted breadcrumbs is just the sort of thing you’ll need to displace the entire bottle of Orvietto you are going to drink at lunch.

Back to the office,  -in your sunglasses, no-one will be able to tell you’re napping at your desk.

Just think, it’s ALREADY FRIDAY, (in Australia)

Also today:

Garganelli, with sun-dried tomatoes, eggplant and kalamata olives

Lasagnette, with Artichoke and Asparagus  bechamel