I can’t believe I’m already talking end-of-summer picnic ideas. It’s zoomed by too quickly for my liking. One of my favorite things about warmer weather is the ability to go impromptu with food, especially picnics. Food is the tie that binds, and picnics have crisscrossed my life in a variety of scenarios from dates, to celebrations with family and friends, to watching sporting events, to vacations, and more. They’re fun to plan and even better to enjoy.
Picnic Cambria Style
When I saw a special picnic feature in the Cambria Style Summer 2018 issue, available on news stands now, I knew I wanted to share it with our readers. From the title, “Tempting Twists on the Classic Picnic” to the glorious food photography, it’s a very on-trend, contemporary take on a favorite summer activity.
Cambria Style is published by the only family-owned, American-made producer of natural stone surfaces for the home. Cambria was established in 2000 with headquarters in Le Sueur, Minnesota. The publication covers style from many angles, including lifestyle, style and design, and food and beverage.
Written by Amanda Lecky and photographed by Steve Henke, I hope you’ll enjoy these tempting picnic twists as much as I did. You’ll find links to the recipes (complete with wine-pairing suggestions from a certified sommelier) below, but first, some Cambria Style tips for making your picnic fantastic.
- Protect sandwiches by wrapping them in parchment paper before cutting in half.
- Dry lettuce well and layer condiments in the middle of sandwiches to keep bread from getting soggy.
- Spoon salads into mason jars. They’re the ideal individual serving vessel: leak-proof, reusable, and easy to clean.
- Line your cooler with frozen water bottles to keep food cold, and, as the ice melts, guest quenched.
- Wrap wine bottles in a picnic blanket or tablecloth to cushion against bumps.
- Remember the essentials: trash bags, picnic blanket, wine opener, sharp knife and cutting board, serving utensils, seasonings, and wet wipes.
Pack Your Picnic Basket With These Delights
Whether in your own backyard, at the park, watching a game, or in a national park, take time to enjoy one last picnic this summer!