Get Outside: The Fall Picnic Guide


Get Outside: The Fall Picnic Guide

September 16th, 2020

The crisp autumn weather is perfect for spending time outside, so social distancing comes easy.

Prep the Picnic

Gather your friends with this very sharable and portable (yet gourmet!) feast, designed by Chef Ashton Keefe.

When planning a gathering, I aim to create a menu that hits all of the taste senses (sweet, salty, sour and bitter). Here, we do it with a simple cheese board, my spiced nuts, olives, soup, and apple pie cupcakes. Taken together or a la carte, they’re all crowd-pleasers...and they all pair especially well with wine!
– Ashton, Chef

Carrot Soup

2 lb. carrots, peeled and cut into small pieces | Extra virgin olive oil
Salt, to taste | 1 tablespoon of ginger, peeled and cut into ¼” pieces
1 teaspoon of coriander | 1 teaspoon cumin
Water | Greek yogurt, optional garnish
Thyme, optional garnish | Pepitas, optional garnish

In a large saucepan, sauté carrots with a splash of olive oil until they begin to steam and season with salt. Add ginger and continue to sauté for another minute or two. Add coriander, cumin and enough water to cover the carrots.Bring the water to a simmer and cook carrots until just tender and remove from heat. Cool slightly.
Place carrots in a high-speed blender and puree until smooth, adding water from the pan as needed to achieve the desired consistency. Garnish with yogurt, thyme and/or pepitas.

Pack It Up, Pack it In

The biggest step in all this picnic prep? Transport. Do it in style with these trusty pieces.

Picnic’s Prepped, Throw On a Cute ‘Fit

Easy breezy looks for carrying a picnic through town (don’t forget your mask!) and sitting down on a blanket, whether you prefer mermaid-style or criss-cross applesauce.

I love a long printed dress for a fall picnic — style it with a chic ballet flat and denim jacket to make it casual but cool.

– Shallon, Tuckernuck Head Stylist

This dress is perfect for any fall or on-the-go activity. Whether you are planning to go on a road trip or having a picnic, it is easy, stylish and comfortable, leaving room for that extra apple tart.

– Mary, Tuckernuck CX Manager

This fall, many things are off the table, but a picnic is a safe and surefire way to spend a day with people you love, doing something we all love (eating, that is). Cheers!

Each season we create a list of new experiences to try, with the simple goal of finding the fun.Join our #findthefun movement, and enjoy everyday life with friends and family.

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