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Picnic Basket: 4th of July in Your Own Backyard

By Ashley Beck | July 4, 2013

Fourth of July Picnic

The great thing about picnicking at home or in your own backyard (balcony, roof deck, what have you) is that the sky’s pretty much the limit. You can make all your favorites, open a bottle of rosé or two or three or…(it is a holiday), spread a blanket on the floor, cop a squat and enjoy your independence from needing to be anywhere but in your own backyard. Here are some ideas: Read More

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By Alexandra Fleischman | June 28, 2013

photo: sheridesabeemer
photo: sheridesabeemer

Photo: sheridesabeemer

The days are getting shorter now, so we’re making it last and keeping it fresh, from preserving our guacamole’s green hue to brightening up the air (with tea bags!). For making the most the time left, adventures are in order, although for staying happy we suggest keeping the sublock handy. (Tip: everything’s more exciting when it involves a motorcycle, picnics included.) Even the greens in the grocery store need their appropriate amount of time in the sun. On the other hand, a new addition to our Modern Pantry, NW Elixirs, can take as much heat as they like: without refined sugars and gums, they don’t burn during cooking. Read More

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Picnic Basket: Motorcycle Day Trip

By Ashley Beck | June 27, 2013

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If your mode of transportation is two wheels and if those two wheels are powered by an engine, this ones for you. Now I know that if you ride a motorbike, the stopping and eating part is the least exciting part. However, if you want to bring that special someone along, they most likely will be looking forward to that part the most. So why not make it romantic and delicious! Or even better? Get a group together and make a day of it.

When riding via motorbike, you’ll be amazed at what type of spread you’ll be able to configure once you get where you’re going. So get your backpack ready or strap a picnic basket to the back (I’ve seen it done) and check out these great food options to fill it up. You will discover that you can easily refuel yourself with better foods than those found at pit stops and gas stations. Not to mention the points you’ll score with the one who’s along for the ride. Read More

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Picnic Basket: At the Beach

By Ashley Beck | June 20, 2013

photo by: Wickerfurniture

When planning a picnic on the beach there are a few things you want to remember. Like, there is sand, and salt and a lot of it. Therefore bringing things that can be eaten with minimal utensil usage, things that have less moisture to attract wind-blown sand, or keeping wet foods covered are all good rules to abide by when planning your day at the beach. Below are some suggestions on how to make the most out of your day at the beach, pack in the flavor, while keeping your food free of unwanted seasonings. Read More

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