picnic

just a few ideas…

summer must haves

…on how to build the best picnic ever.

be the most popular picnic-er

the best part: everything here can be made or prepped ahead of time, and will probably even be better after a night in the fridge. just assemble when you’re ready to eat. then lie in the sun, devour, sip, read, snooze, repeat.

(all the ideas pictured above, from top:)

a very LA salad (or any other sunny mix)

olives, of course, but how about fried olives

speaking of olives, a bagna cauda is just the dip for crunchy, raw, market vegetables

and do not overlook quiche, easy to transport, great at room temp, delicious with endless options

a strawberry salsaย screams summer

cookies, like these or maybe some of these?

the best chips–a picnic must

good great bread and cheeseย (file under simple is best)

leek chips that no one will be able to resist

a piled-high hoagie or another killer sandwich

a sweet, herb-scented cocktail like tequila with tarragon

sweet, ripe mango–spiked with cayenne!

theย perfect picnic drink?ย a strawberry soda, while you still can

avocados smashed on grilled bread couldn’t be easier

nor could hummous, even made from scratch

and i know you know a thing or two about eating on blankets in the sun, so tell me what you’re making and taking! (pictures and links welcome too.)

happy canada day & happy fourth to all of you! safe holidays.