All posts tagged: picnic

Happy (Easter) Sunday

It’s one of those rare Sundays that isn’t going to be followed closely by the dreaded return to work that Monday usually brings. For most of us, that is – my apologies to those who do have to get up in the morning, and even those who are at work today. Right now, I’m kicking back on my Nan’s sofa having just cooked and eaten a pretty great roast dinner. My only solid plans are writing the post you’re reading right now and eventually leaving this house and going in search of a Tom. I’ll probably eat some chocolate eggs at some point, too (which, to set some kind of bizarre personal record, I’m yet to do). I had my sights set on cooking lamb this year, but with a point blank refusal from Mum I went for chicken – and after seeing some of those babies frolicking around on the downs yesterday, I’m quite glad of that compromise. Nan cooked the chicken for me yesterday, which was a delightful surprise that led me to get …

Happy International Picnic Day

June 18th is International Picnic Day! Shake the grass from your blankets and dust off your hampers, it’s time to eat alfresco. If you’re stumped as to where you should take your portable nibbles, check out the National Trust’s perfect picnic spots to find an idyllic patch of land to eat on near you. For some of you, a Wednesday isn’t the best day to try and organise a picnic situation, if that’s you – keep reading! To celebrate International Picnic Day I’ll be spreading out the picnic rug in the back garden and enjoying a nice home made juice, you’ll find the recipe below. If you’re not office bound, my Broccoli, Asparagus and Mint Quiche would go down well on a windswept meadow, or box up my Carrot and Cheddar Muffins before heading down to the beach. Carrot and Orange Zinger 4 small/medium carrots 2 oranges thumb sized piece of ginger As with my previous juice recipes, throw all the ingredients into your juicer after chopping roughly. I recommend pouring it in to a pretty jar …