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?
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.
You might not be able to make the sun shine, but you can make sure the food is fabulous (and fuss-free);
Just pop in the picnic basket, then lay out on the blanket and let everyone dig in.
“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”.