Picnics are not just about Summer, before you go call me out on the weather we have endured these blustery past couple of weeks. The weeks where every single person around me has been a sniffling mess, croaky throated and just in all honestly miserable that we have well and truly lost Summer.
I’ve said it. Shoot me now. It’s gone guys. The blistering sunshine has fled which means we can have cosy nights in, indoor picnics without wafting away the horseflies. Embrace it. We got a long season of hibernation amongst us.
To have the ultimate weekend indoors binge watching Dawson’s Creek and eating your body weight in slaw.
You will need :
1 x Red Onion
4 x Radishes
1/3 x White Cabbage
1/3 x Red Cabbage
3 x Spring Onions
1 x Beetroot
2 x Stalks of Celery
3 Tablespoons of Mayo
3 Tablespoons of Salad Cream
1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons of Yogurt
Handful of Coriander
1 x Teaspoon of Mustard
1/2 Teaspoon of Cumin
1/2 Teaspoon of Chilli
1 Tablespoon of Lime
Yes this post may be sponsored post of cabbagey delight but this is staple at least one a week in my bachelorette pad. I was going to say household but lol it’s just me and I don’t even live in a darned house as such, so we will stick with ‘pad’. I can eat this stuff straight from the fridge like a wild animal because it really is that good and also because I am in fact gross.
Now, I have been camping a whole twice this summer which means there will me a lot more winter picnics set up in my living room than actual outdoor picnics this year. But that fine by me. Pass me the wine and pass me my own comfy bed.
There is something so nostalgic about creating a picnic, a whole day just catered around food.
My favourite kind of day.
When I go to a picnic I like to go big. I like to impress.
Staples for my picnics are coleslaw coleslaw and more coleslaw. I like a variation of the stuff. I like it spicy, I like it creamy. I like it a whole lotta ways. In a sandwich, as a salad or just the best side dish known to man.
I thought it wasn’t really fair to keep this recipie to myself so here we go. Get your cabbages at the ready to create the perfect pink picnic slaw.
Oh, this obviously make enough to feed an army. The volume you get from such a compact vegetable is crazy.
Are you ready for it……
Chop up all your vegetables really blooming thin and toss them around in a HUGE bowl.
Pop in your wet ingredients and get your hands in there for a good stir and BOOM you are done.
See I told you it was easy.
I served this with some Chicken Thighs which I have never cooked before as I am a boneless breast type of girl and I was pleasantly surprised. Perfect for the outdoors, perfect for the indoors. Wrap up what you have left and you will have a weeks work of pinkness to get you through.
As I am trying to do my bit for the planet. (I have been really pushing the boat out and narrowing down how much plastic I am using.) I came across these handy little blighters that make life a lot easier for not only picnics but also for my veggie fridge storage.
Let me introduce you the new love in my life Buzzcloth. A beeswax-infused cotton cloth that is your natural cling film replacement. You can wash this stuff and can last from 3 months to a year or more. Imagine how much plastic you can save?
I have been using these for a couple of weeks instead of said cling because 1. It is a whole lot better for the environment and if I can help a little I will and 2. Because cling film is the worst thing on the planet to rip and I basically mummify myself every single time I need to cover something.
Biodegradable and washable, you can use these to wrap up fruit, store cheese in, create little pockets for nuts, grapes. seeds and makes a wicked surface for making your own pizza dough. Yummmmm Pizza!
So, what you waiting for? Go get the cabbage.
Don’t forget to tag us in your creations! @theteabeeuk.
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