A Sunday Picnic

Sometimes it's the simple, throw together meals that are the most special. A little sunshine and a picnic rug can be the ingredients that take a meal from a last minute afterthought to something surprisingly perfect.

The recipes below may be incredibly basic, but you know what? They are also incredibly wonderful. So I decided to share them with you. If for no other reason than to inspire you to dust off your picnic rug, assemble some simple, beautiful ingredients and enjoy a Springtime sunny meal outside.


The following two recipes are best enjoyed alongside a Strawberry and Raspberry Fruit Salad, the Sunday Papers and, if you're very lucky like me, a loved one. Please excuse the recent gushy posts. I guess I'm all loved-up due to Wedding Planning. Only 5 months to go. I promise I wont let it get too out of hand. He's just rather great, that's all...

Raspberry and Watermelon Juice

for two

3 big scoops Watermelon (which is probably just over 2 cups)
1 cup Frozen Raspberries
Optional: fresh mint

1. Purchase watermelon and frozen raspberries
2. Put them in your blender
3. Blend until juicy
4. Pour
5. Drink
6. Smile in delight

Bagels with Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon

for two

2 Fresh Bagels (I bought my plain from Huff Bagelry on Koornang Road. Finding a good bagel shop will make all the difference!)
100g Smoked Salmon
2-3 tablespoons Cream Cheese
Capers and red onion would be lovely toppings also.

1. Halve bagels and toast them under the grill to crisp them up a little (only 1-2 minutes on each side)
2. Spread the bagel halves with cream cheese
3. Top with smoked salmon
4. Eat outside on your picnic rug with your Raspberry and Watermelon Juice

Heidi xo
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