IMG_20160710_002625Welcome to my blog, Pick•Nic. My name’s Marguerite, and I’m a 23-year old foodie. These are the things I love:

  • Cooking a feast
  • Surprises on the menu
  • The great outdoors
  • Eating with friends and family
  • Making memories.

Add these all up and you get: picnics!

Ok, maybe I’m being a little contrived here. I like other things too, like reading, shopping, swimming in the sea and travelling. But the fact of the matter is that I love picnics so much, I’ve decided to start a blog about them.


That’s me at one of the earliest picnics I can remember. The one bawling on the left. I thought my sister was trying to seriously injure my brother. And what’s more, my mother was photographically documenting this criminal act, instead of coming to my brother’s aid! What kind of dysfunctional family is this?

I’m not going to pretend that this picnic occasion was the best picnic ever and that it planted the seed of picnic passion in me. What I will say, however, is that as I was pondering over this photo, I realised how picnics inspire a different kind of food ethos. Whilst food represents the end of dining out, eating marks the beginning of a picnic.

Whether it’s the great outdoors you love, the surprise food items hiding in Tupperware and tinfoil, or the socially acceptable act of stripping off and sunbathing between soup and sandwich, a picnic offers more than the physical bits and foodie bobs tucked inside the hamper: picnics offer memorable stories.

I hope the picnic recipes, ideas, tips and stories you find sprinkled throughout my blog will inspire you to fill your hamper (or plastic bag) with picnic delights, trundle out into the wilderness, and begin your own stories.

Pick a picnic and start a story.