Make your summer picnic extra inspiring with these creative recipes and activity ideas!Is there anything more blissful than a sunny picnic in the park, listening to music, and enjoying the company of your best pals? Plus, it’s a perfect opportunity to use all the amazing edibles growing in your garden! If you want your picnic to have that extra spark of summer magic, we’ve got some creative ideas to take it to the next level.
Grab Your Basket, Blanket, and Camera: It’s Summer Picnic Time!From delicious garden recipes to fun summer activities, we have plenty of ideas for making your picnic extra memorable.
Make Homemade Wildflower ButterThis trendy spreadable snack is just as beautiful as it is tasty! Instagram food bloggers have been raving about wildflower butter, and it couldn’t be easier to make yourself. You can make butter from scratch by putting heavy cream in the blender for about ten minutes until it separates, or you can purchase some high-quality unsalted butter from the store. Simply tear up some wildflower petals—and possibly some garden herbs for a little extra flavor and color—then mix it into your room-temperature butter. Add a little salt or honey if you’d like it savory or sweet. Roll the butter into a log, wrap it in plastic wrap, then pop it in the fridge until picnic time! Spread it onto fresh baguettes for an elevated, inspiring take on classic bread and butter. Try these edible flower petals and herbs for your colorful artisanal butter:
- Anise hyssop
Infuse Sweet Tea with Garden Herbs and FruitNothing quenches your thirst like icy sweet tea on a hot summer day. It’s even better infused with fresh fruit and herbs from the garden! Just slice up your fruits, tear up some fresh herbs, and let it steep overnight in the fridge, so those flavors really mingle. Here are a few flavor combos we love:
- Green tea with raspberries and mint
- Green tea with blueberries and basil
- Green tea with strawberries and lavender
- Black tea with currants and lemon balm
- Black tea with rosemary, lemon, and honey
- Black tea with peach and thyme