National Picnic Week with Higgidy

15th June 2018

It’s almost time for National Picnic Week; the time of year for raiding the cupboards, packing the spoils and heading out into the great outdoors. You know as well as we do that a British picnic can, and often does, begin and end in the car; windscreen wipers going ten to the dozen, the view only visible through a curtain of rain, but sometimes we strike it lucky with a glorious day. National Picnic Week runs from 15th -24th June and celebrates all things picnic related. While none of us can plan the weather, we can plan the food that ends up on the blanket. We asked our friends at Higgidy what makes the perfect picnic and we’re delighted to say that they’re embracing all the quirks that make for a great British picnic and quite often, they’re not ‘perfect’ at all. What is?

A very British picnic

Vicky got pickle on her cardie. A dog hoovered up all the hummus. The prosecco was upended by a frisbee. And we wouldn’t have had it any other way.  You see, Higgidy believes it’s glorious imperfections like these that make the picnic what it is: a quirky and brilliant national institution.

A Higgidy guide to picnic nibbles

You might not be able to make the sun shine, but you can make sure the food is fabulous (and fuss-free);

  • Take a pack (or two) of top-notch Higgidy Veggie Rolls
  • A jar of your favourite fruity chutney
  • A whatever’s-in-the-fridge salad
  • A bag of your favourite posh crisps and dip
  • One Higgidy Welsh Goat’s Cheese & Leek Frittata
  • A tub of mixed olives from the deli
  • A floury ciabatta
  • A Higgidy Smoked Bacon & Mature Cheddar Quiche

Just pop in the picnic basket, then lay out on the blanket and let everyone dig in.

Picnic tips from the Higgidy team

“Take a lime, slice it in half and pop it next to your food. The smell of citrus helps to keep pesky insects at bay”

“If you have time, pop bottles of juice or squash in the freezer for a couple of hours before leaving home. Not only can you enjoy a chilled tipple but they also act as ice-packs in the picnic hamper too”.

1 Comment

  • Charlotte Holmes

    19.06.2018 at 22:01 Reply

    Lashings of ginger beer, chilled ofc
    Cucumber sarnies
    Homemade bread basket, hollowed out and stuffed with crusties, dips and pickled

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