Summer Picnic


When the hot weather arrives, it’s time for a picnic! Grab a blanket and head outdoors with family and friends to enjoy this classic summer fare of sandwiches, salads and refreshing waters.



Picnic Sandwiches
½ baguette, cut lengthwise
½ lb Beeler’s ham, sliced
4-6 oz Willamette Valley Farmstead Smoked Gouda, sliced
Ruthie’s Blackberry Mustard
¼ lb mesclun greens

Spread baguette with mustard; add greens, ham and Gouda. Cut into sections for serving.

Summer Waters
Rosemary Mandarin
Mandarin orange slices
fresh Mandarin juice
rosemary sprigs (flowering if possible)

Cucumber and Mint
cucumber, shaved with a vegetable peeler (skin on) into long, thin strips
3-4 sprigs fresh mint, bruised

Lavender, Lemon and Honey
3-4 sprigs lavender (flowering if possible)
3-4 oz honey, dissolved in a small amount of very hot water
3-4 lemon slices

An appealing and healthy beverage, add ingredients to ½ gal of iced water to create your favorite flavor.

Quick Italian Pasta Salad
2 c penne pasta, cooked
2 oz artichoke hearts, marinated and quartered
2 oz peppadew peppers (available in your Market Olive Bar)
2 oz cucumber, diced, peeled and seeded
2 oz Kalamata olives
2 oz fresh mozzarella

Italian Dressing
¼ c red wine vinegar
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 t Dijon mustard
2 T fresh oregano, chopped
¾ c extra virgin olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Toss salad ingredients together and top with 1 c Italian Dressing. Taste and adjust seasoning.