Picnic Seasons is Here
If you have been following me for a while you have probably noticed how I love a good seasonal picnic. Find a couple of my past blog post featuring a picnic during summer and fall in the mountains. There is nothing like taking advantage of the nice weather and scenery with a few simple snacks and a relaxing afternoon under the shade of the trees.
Once the farmers market started up I was inspired to kick off the summer with stocking my basket full of my favorite fresh finds from the market. I am so excited now that the weather actually feels like summer. We can actually carry on with more summer picnics, barbeques, and camping. The summertime always lasts for such a short time so we have to take advantage of the outdoors every chance we get. Especially the wonderful outdoor spaces right in our backyards and neighborhoods.
Setting Up in My Backyard
I decided to set up my summer picnic in my backyard. The flowers are all starting to bloom and the shade offers a nice spot to relax in the grass. A no fuss and easy picnic set up that was the perfect way to enjoy an afternoon. I was able to find some local fruit from the farmers market and supermarkets like white nectarines, cherries, strawberries, and watermelon. The best kind of snack to enjoy on a summer day.
Then I prepared some fresh appetizers like bruschetta and roasted radishes. The radishes and tomatoes are in abundance at the farmers market right now. And I picked some fresh herbs from my neighbors garden to really make this a low impact meal with wholesome locally grown plants. Find my simple, thrown together recipes down below.
I also bought a few freshly made juices from Sweet Gold at the farmers market for a refreshing and nourishing beverage. They really hit the spot on a hot day especially the watermelon
My Backyard Summer Picnic Recipes
Read below for the simple recipes that you can try out for yourself for your backyard picnic.
Spring Radishes Recipe
1-2 bunches of radishes
Coat them in grapeseed oil
Roast in the oven for 15 minutes at high temperature
Top with fresh herbs (chives, oregano, thyme, rosemary), salt, pepper, garlic
Summer Bruschetta Recipe
1 lb of Roma or San Marzano tomatoes
Fresh parmesan cheese
bit of olive oil and lemon zest
Viola! I hope you try and enjoy! Thanks for stopping by! Let me know what you think about the backyard picnic and recipes in the comments. I would love to hear your feedback on the kind of content you enjoy most on my blog! Thank you all, I really appreciate your support!