Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Simple Summer Pleasure



Picnics...in short, we love them. There is something so special about eating outside under a tree, by the lake or on the side of a trail sitting on a blanket or two, enjoying a lovely meal with Mama Earth. 

Reece and I head out for a picnic at least two, sometimes three or four times a week.  Whenever we hike there is a pack of food that comes with us. If we plan a little visit to the lake, we pack some food. Pretty much anytime we go out I will find an excuse to stop somewhere special so we can eat, picnic style.

On Sunday night as I was preparing dinner, Justin poked his head in from outside to ask if we were eating on the front porch or the back deck. I thought for a minute and then said, neither, we are going to eat at a secret spot tonight.

So I packed up the dinner I cooked, we grabbed a few things and headed to the conservation area. A few months ago I found a lovely little spot at the conservation area. I have been visiting it regularly since, always alone. On Sunday I took Justin and Reece, and we had a lovely dinner time picnic there.






It was so simple, yet so full of beauty, love and family. We enjoyed our meal, took a little hike and found some raspberries for dessert. 




It was the perfect evening and I know we will be visiting my secret spot again soon for a dinner time picnic.

32 comments:

  1. Looks like fun. Mmmmmm could you share some of your meal with me...please? Have a lovely week Kim. xxoo

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    1. It was, we had a great time. Our meal was black bean tacos with mashed avocado, cashew cream sauce and salsa on sprouted corn tortillas. We had some kale chips and raspberries on the side. Yes it was delish.

      You can find the recipe here http://yourgreenbaby.ca/?p=1119 We use the black bean mixture for tacos and quesadillas.

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  2. Love it! We have a favorite dinner-time picnic area too. I remember clearly the day Zinnia learned to say the word picnic and she gets so much joy out of being the one to suggest the idea.

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    1. Thanks, it was our first dinner time picnic and you can bet we will do it again. Such an easy way to connect with each other and the earth.

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  3. Wonderful post, thank you so much! Enjoyed it so much, have a wonderful day :D

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  4. How spontaneous! Summer is the perfect time for that. What is your meal that you are eating? It looks GOOD :)

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    1. It was! Black bean tacos with avocado, cashew cream sauce and salsa. Kale chips and raspberries on the side. You can find the recipe here http://yourgreenbaby.ca/?p=1119

      And yes it was GOOD!

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  5. Such a wonderful way to spend the evening. You all are awesome. :)

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    1. Awe, thanks, it was the perfect ending a lovely day.

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  6. So beautiful! Such love for nature and each other...it's so wonderful!

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  7. Picnics are wonderful. Looks delicious and fun!!

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  8. What a beautiful place to enjoy not only great food, but fantastic surroundings! Food just taste better when it's eaten in such surroundings.

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    1. It is such an amazing spot, and totally agree, it does taste better :)

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  9. Did you make a bean chili for the taco filling? Sounds and looks so yummy.

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    1. It is a black bean taco filling. Recipe right here http://yourgreenbaby.ca/?p=1119

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  10. How lovely, Kim. I love eating outside. Any chance I get we'll eat outside rather than in, especially during the day time in winter. Your picnic looks so yummy and that view!! Gorgeous! Wow, raspberries growing in the wild? How lovely. We have blackberries growing wild over here in Australia but I've never seen raspberries in the bush. x

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    1. Thanks Kim, eating outside it a daily affair in the summer, three meals a day. Yes, wild raspberries. We have wild strawberries and blackberries too. Love them all.

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  11. Seriously gorgeous spot! And your tortilla looks homemade! Is it? Dinner looks so yummy!! :)

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    1. Thanks Dawn. No, not homemade tortilla, they are sprouted corn tortillas, super delish. I would love to make my own, maybe one day.

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  12. love it. we also picnic a lot. last week we had a picnic in the front yard for dinner. there is nothing better. some sweet photos of your sweet fellas!

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    1. Haha, we picnic in our yard too. Makes for a fun meal.

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  13. Looks like such a lovely day! I love picnics and definitely need to go on more before the summer is out:)

    Josie
    FineandFeathered.com

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  14. what a nice change of scenery for dinner! and the menu sounds delicious!

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    1. It was a perfect change of scenery. Thanks!

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