One of the things I do love – so long as the weather is lovely and warm – is a good picnic. There is nothing quite like sitting out on the grass eating Al Fresco and who better to consider when it comes to food than Higgidy?
One of the things that Higgidy do best is a quiche. Whether it be crustless or full on crust, vegetarian, fish or a traditional cheese and bacon, their recipes taste good for any discerning picnicker (is that even a word?!). To add to the experience, Higgidy have also created their own little picnic guide. This is full of salad recipes, tips and inspiration as well as great secret picnic spots from some of my blogger friends. One of the ones I was particularly interested in was from Mummy Mishaps who lives in North Devon, not far from us. She recommends the National Trust property Arlington Court.
For our Higgidy picnic, we chose the weekend we were away at Soar Mill Cove. Having our Higgidy cool bag was an absolute saviour. It meant that we were able to make use of the garden and patio just outside our room. The gardens are beautiful and we were conveniently in an afternoon sunny spot.
We kept the picnic plain and simple. Quiche and cake washed down with some flavoured water. I don’t know about you but when the weather is hot I tend to want to eat less and drink more so our family didn’t need any more than this for our lunch – and we knew we had a long trek down to the beach afterwards to walk it off.
We chose the following quiches: Balsamic Onion and Mature Cheddar, Smoked Bacon and Cheddar, Spinach, Feta and Roasted Red Pepper and Smoked Salmon and Spinach. Grace and I agreed that our absolute favourite was the Salmon and Ross’ was the Bacon and Cheddar. Tied for second place was the balsamic onion.
I really enjoyed the larger, crustless quiches. I am not a big lover of crusts unless I can dip them into a sauce to make them less dry – but that, of course, adds to the calorie content!
Once we had had our fill of quiche, we sat back with a slice of cake to admire the surrounding gardens. Ross and I took in the view whilst Grace chased butterflies and looked for the lone rabbit that we had seen outside our window the evening before.
The Higgidy Picnic Guide also details some great recipes for some picnic side dishes as well as some tips for your picnic. These include:
- Buy a cheap set of boules. An easy game that everyone can play
- Freeze bottles of juice or squash. These act as cool packs and will be nice and cold when you want a drink
- Take a plastic-backed picnic blanket – this will double up as a poncho if it rains
My favourite picnic side recipe was the Pesto Peas and Potatoes – definitely one I want to try – which you can find in the Little Higgidy Picnic Guide over on their website.
If you are looking for food to include with your picnic this summer, you can’t go wrong with Higgidy!
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