Many of us have been enjoying the beautiful outdoors and appreciating what's on our doorstep that little bit more recently. But in-between all the walking and exploring a well deserved treat is called for. So what better way to enjoy the outdoors than with a picnic! (even if it's in your own garden)
But this time we are putting aside the jam sandwiches and shop bought cakes to make something extra special.
Here are a few recipes and ideas that we have discovered that really show how to make the perfect picnic...
1. Shaun Rankin’s Smoked Salmon Terrine
Shaun Rankin is a British chef, restaurateur, and television personality. He has been awarded one Michelin star in 2005 and currently runs Ormer Mayfair in London.
Here is his recipe for Smoked Salmon Terrine as found on Great British Chefs - https://www.greatbritishchefs.com/recipes/smoked-salmon-terrine-recipe
2. White Bean Salad by Our Salty Kitchen
Here at John Partridge, we love Our Salty Kitchen’s recipes. This White Bean Salad is a crowd pleaser that we heartily recommend.
Check out the recipe here: https://oursaltykitchen.com/white-bean-salad-tomatoes/
3. Tear & Share Sausage Rolls by The Kitchen Sanctuary
No picnic would be complete without sausage rolls – we love the idea of this tear and share sausage roll – perhaps less of the sharing?!
4. The Most Incredible Sandwich - Pan Bagnat
Who said sandwiches had to be boring? This French classic is a real thing of beauty with all its wonderful layers.
Check out the Lavender and lovage recipe to make your own - https://www.lavenderandlovage.com/2012/07/pan-bagnat-a-french-picnic-sandwich-for-a-summers-day-picnic-at-the-bottom-of-the-garden.html
5. Gin Cocktail Punch
Finally we can’t wait to try this gin cocktail punch this August bank holiday from The Craft Gin Club - https://www.craftginclub.co.uk/ginnedmagazine/2016/8/26/5-batch-cocktails-to-make-this-bank-holiday-gincredible
Be sure to send your photos and pictures/videos in to us and share your perfect picnic recipes with the hashtag #partridgepantry