Whether you're just a fair-weather picnicker - or enjoy 'eating out' all year round - this site is for you!
Welcome to an ongoing collection of al fresco
dining occasions, food options, recipes, outdoor games, tips and ideas etc.
I hope it will encourage you to:
Please use the ideas you find as a springboard for your own - and then share!
I have to admit that it is very convenient to buy ready-made picnic food these days. It's often SO convenient that we overlook how easy it is to make things ourselves - and usually tastier and cheaper too.
Sure, it is sometimes essential to buy food "on the way" - but with a tiny bit of planning and a well-stocked fridge and kitchen cupboard, you'll find it more fun to prepare your own.
All the recipes here are suitable for carrying and eating outdoors.
Of course the word "picnic" can mean so many different things.
Not simply FOOD, FUN and FRIENDS (although that it often the best description!), it can also involve you in a multitude of different choices:
Whatever the decision, it is a pleasurable way to spend time - to share tasty food and good company in the great outdoors.
Whatever the occasion, eating outdoors makes the food itself that much more memorable.
It can be a very impromptu affair, a necessary means of replenishing
energy outdoors, or you can plan it in a huge variety of ways and choose from an infinite number of suitable locations.
It can be a lavish
fresh air feast, or a simple snack. You can dine outside in strictly
grown-up style, have great children’s parties or family fun days in the
Outdoor fare can be turned into the most relaxed and enjoyable of meals, whether eaten on the beach or in a meadow in the summer - or simply from the back of a car in the winter.
With a little bit of planning and a menu to suit the occasion, climate and venue, each one
becomes a special event, to look back on with delight.
And just in case you still need a little convincing to leave the kitchen table, remember these advantages of eating outside:
I do hope you enjoy exploring and participating in the site.
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So no more worries! Please explore this site further and grab yourself some picnic ideas.
I want to help you pack up and go!