Last week’s Steemit Culinary Challenge theme inspired me to have my own ‘picnic alfresco’, and despite the rain we had a wonderful time! Since my wee man isn’t yet 2 I cook and bake all his food from scratch so I know exactly what’s going into his body. For this picnic I made a selection of different savoury and sweet items, all made with natural organic ingredients suitable for little ‘uns:
– Mini khorasan soda farles
– Aduki falafels
– Salad skewers
– Curly potato crisps/chips
– Potato and red onion salad
– Pecan & date gingerbread men (no sugar)
– Cinnamon cookies (no sugar)
I will be sharing my recipes for these things in due course… I figured it’d make the post ridiculously long if I included all the food preparation too. So for now I hope you enjoy viewing my picnic photos. I live on the edge of Ards Forest in County Donegal, Ireland, and so picnics are a common occurrence for me, my husband and son Sky. I had been hoping for a sunny day, but Donegal is a decidedly damp county and overcast drizzly grey skies are more the norm than summery days, even in summer. Oh well! Armed with a brolly and booted with wellies we found a good sheltered spot beneath the forest canopy, and so even though the drizzle continued we remained fairly dry 🙂 Well, until the heavens opened that is and we had to make a mad dash for home! I got a few photos of the torrential rain, you can see at the end. Thank goodness for umbrellas!
After a couple months of this kind of weather I think we’re due some sunshine, because when you live beside a forest you’re practically obliged to be wild, and never too old to be swinging from trees! Or maybe that’s just me 🙂
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All photos in this post are my own original, taken with my Fujifilm Finepix S8200.