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Summer Picnic with Jord

summer picnic with jord

Summer Picnic with Jord Watches

This Summer Picnic post is sponsored by Jord watches, but all opinions are my own.

Ever since I moved to California I have fallen in love with the outdoors.  When my husband and I were dating we would take long hikes in Point Reyes and carry a bag pack of food to eat on the grass and look out into the horizons of the California Coast.

Those hikes and picnics were what I thought of when I put on my Jord watch.  The wood reminded me of looking up at the big tall trees in Yosemite, while eating a great meal to get ready for the next leg of our hike.

The formula to an awesome picnic

I am proud to admit I can throw down a damn good picnic, but we haven’t been on a long hike recently to enjoy a picnic in the woods.  Instead we have been having picnics at the park with my daughter or even at home.  We recently had one, well I had one while she was sleeping…shh she doesn’t know I do fun things while she is napping.

The Signature Drink

Even if you are just having a small 2 person picnic you can still make it special by creating a refreshing drink like this herbal tea sangria.

Summer Pinic with Jord

Summer Picnic with Jord

Summer Picnic with Jord

Summer Picnic with Jord

Herbal Tea Sangria

Ingredients

32 oz pitcher filled with water

2 bags of herbal tea of your choice

1 nectarine of peach sliced

Handful of cherries pitted and quartered

Half a lemon cut into thin slices

Handful of fresh min

Lots of ice

Method

Steep the two bags of herbal tea in the pitcher of water overnight.  The next day add in all the fruit and mint and ice and let sit for 5 minutes.  Pour into glasses and don’t forget to scoop out the fruit and enjoy!

Summer Picnic with Jord

Summer Picnic with Jord

Summer Picnic with Jord

The food

A cheeseboard is the easiest way to get food on the blanket.  For a two person picnic I just placed some crackers, berries, vegan cheese, mini falafels and hummus on a platter.  All of these required no cooking and items I already had in my fridge.  The key is to keep your refrigerator and pantry stocked with healthy nourishing food so when guests do pop in you have some snacks to serve on the fly.

 

Summer Picnic with Jord

The Set-Up

For my small back yard party I used a Turkish towel as a blanket.  They are so stylish and also pack up small for those times you do have a picnic out in the wild.

 

Summer Picnic with Jord

Summer Picnic with Jord

 

For the plates and utensils I used some plastic plates, spoons and wine glasses from a picnic bag pack we have been using for years.  I have linked some nice options below that are easy to carry when going on long hikes.

 

Summer Picnic with Jord

Summer Picnic with Jord

Summer Picnic with Jord

Summer Picnic with Jord

I hope you had as much fun reading this as much as I had putting it together.  Now back to playing with my daughter.  I love how stylishly Jord watches helped me keep track of how much time I had left to entertain.

To get your own Jord watch enter my giveaway with Jord Watches here.  Everyone who enters will be entered to win a $100 gift code to use on the JORD site! One lucky person will win, but everyone will receive a consolation code worth $25 once the contest ends on the 23rd of July 2017.

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Do you steep the tea in hot water over night? Or just room temperature water? Have you ever added alcohol to the tea sangria? This sounds like a perfect beach drink too

    • Rezel says

      I steep the tea in cold water and leave it in the fridge. and no I haven’t tried adding alcohol, but you can replace the tea with wine instead!

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