Summer Party Food Ideas

I love to throw summer parties. However, lately I have been so swamped with work that I haven't had the time to plan one for my friends. Nonetheless I do collect ideas for delicious bites and snacks at other events and parties which I can use or alter for my own parties at a later time. This week I had two business related occasions where they served the most delicious, - and not so difficult to make myself - summer bites. Moreover, I think they were worth sharing with you. After all, the summer … [Read more...]

Amsterdam Canal Cruising with ‘Bluespoon on Board’

Amsterdam canal cruising

  On beautiful summer days, there's nothing better than renting a boat and cruising the Amsterdam canals with a group of friends. Amsterdam is after all at its best when seen from the water. A perfect day on the water is however incomplete without drinks and bites. Now, you can go to the supermarket and prepare a picnic basket yourself, or even better, you can order the food and drinks at Bluespoon Restaurant & Bar. The Bluespoon on Board service not only saves you time, but also … [Read more...]

Picnic in the Park with Clafoutis

Transport yourself back to your vacation in the France country side with a classic homemade clafoutis and sweet strawberry lemonade.  During these late summer afternoons indulge in season's blushing cherries, blueberries, and strawberry sweetness, and organize a laid down picnic with friends or family. No fuss, no overtly difficult meals, just dessert, tasty fruit and drinks.  It won't be long till a crisp wind will make us crawl up on our couches again with a blanket and hot chocolate. So you … [Read more...]

The day after: 3 leftover barbecue recipes starring fish

So you had that wonderful and delicious barbecue last night. But I bet you grilled too much and now have your fridge stacked with left overs. Not to worry, cause I've got 3 scrumptious recipes to put those remnants of the grilled king prawns, sardines, asparagus, and tomatoes from yesterday to good use. That's exactly what I did the other day: I packed all my left overs and had a most wonderful picnic at the lake. I savoured the summer with salads and bruschetta and a gorgeous sunset. So, … [Read more...]

DIY: How to create a French Vintage style Picnic to celebrate Fall

Although it's fall, that doesn't mean you have to stay inside. When it's sunny and you have that crisp autumn air, it is wonderful to pack up some blankets, and a basket filled with cheese and wine for a picnic. I created a vintage style picnic under an apple tree with some easy Do It Yourself decorations. Here's how in 5 easy steps: 1. Get some vintage embroidery hoops and different pieces of lace. Attach and glue the lace inside the hoops. Hang the hoops somewhere where the sun beams can … [Read more...]

Sunset Picnic with a roasted beef and berries salad

What a blessing were the last few days. Tropical temperatures at daytime, and sultry summer evenings. It puts everyone in the mood to stay late outside and enjoy the evening sunshine. It doesn't take too much effort to make it extra special with an outing that is fun, relaxing and unexpected. Why not take your family or significant other on a sunset picnic? Since I only live 5 minutes away from canal the Zijl and the lakes 't Joppe and Zweiland (both part of the interconnected lake system … [Read more...]

Posh Picnic

Hebben jullie de nieuwe collectie picnic spullen van Zara Home al gezien? Ideaal voor een posh picnic! Alles is gemaakt van melamine en plastic maar oogt heel chic. Dus snel naar de Zara Home! Heel handig zijn de verschillende rollen afscheurbare stoffen servetten. Zo veel meer klasse dan een rol keukenpapier, nietwaar? En zelfs het plastic picnic bestek is stijlvol vormgegeven. Tip: Wist je dat er naast een Zara Home in Amsterdam, nu ook een filiaal in Den Haag is? Ga snel kijken en probeer … [Read more...]