These can be as simple as lightly topped crostini or filled tartlet cases, or as elaborate as chargrilled or fried seafood numbers.
*Gotta love our instant dips for impromptu drinks, while heartier ideas, such as shredded roast duck pancakes, will help keep the party going.*
From easy but filling staples such as couscous to a poached whole trout or salmon, the idea here is for heartier meals without the hefty workload.
Food outdoors always tastes just that little bit sweeter, especially when it's hot off the barbecue - and it's the quintessential 'shrimp' - or is packed in a picnic basket.
How sweet and simple are summer treats? You can't go wrong if you include any one of the season's fruits and just a spoonful of sugar.