We hope you’ve had a chance to check out the August issue of Style at Home that featured some beautiful cottage properties and many House Warmings products!
We have been inspired by the laid back, casual, and relaxing lifestyle that is associated with cottage living. But you don’t have to brave the highway traffic to enjoy the peace and beauty of the great outdoors. We are lucky to have beautiful parks with waterfront views right in our own backyard!
A picnic is the perfect way to enjoy the incredible Oakville scenery. Packing up some delicious munchies to share with friends and family can be easy and fun!
Here are a few of our favourite tips:
1. Upside-Down Salad:
If you’re packing a salad with leafy greens, assemble your salad upside-down to avoid soggy lettuce. Put your dressing on the bottom of your portable container, then layer the rest of your salad ingredients on top of it, putting the lettuce at the very top. When you’re ready to eat, toss everything together and you’ll have a crisp and crunchy salad.
2. Keep it Simple
A charcuterie boards make for a simple, but impressive display of different cured meats, cheeses, fruits and veggies. The sky is the limit on what you can add to a beautiful wooden serving board, so you can choose any of your own family favourites. The best part about this serving style is that it’s all about the presentation, and not about the preparation – no cooking required!
Build your charcuterie board with accessories at House Warmings including this rustic serving board, wooden cheese knives, Farmhouse Pottery glasses and a variety of stylish napkins.
3. Set the Scene
Bring a beautiful blanket to sprawl out on and enjoy the day! We love these casual, and comfy throws from Dash and Albert that come in a variety of colours. A selection of Dash and Albert throws can be found at House Warmings West.
Enjoy the month of August and the beautiful Summer weather by planning the perfect picnic!