Beach Picnic

Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Beach Picnic | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic

Last September my friends gathered for beach picnic to celebrate the end of summer.
This gathering made part of Spoonful Salt Issue.

I made Spelt Sourdough Bread that we ate with Herbs Labneh and Black Tea Cured Salmon, baked Beef and Olives Empanadas and for desert we had Berry Tart with Crumble and Chia Pudding with Strawberries and Hazelnuts and drank Grapefruit and Fennel Lemonade.

You can find all these recipes and story about our celebration in last issue of Spoonful magazine.

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As soon as I can feel a bit of sun on my cheeks I think on how to spend more time outside. Luckily in Portugal this is possible even during the winter.

As I don’t own any country house outside of the city or having family who have one near, I start searching for nice public places where I can picnic with my family and friends.
Public parks, river fronts, beaches, forests …they can all hide a perfect spot where you can stretch your blanket and enjoy the food. And food … here comes a good part.
If you want a simple meal, without cutlery and plates, or you want a whole spread with wine glasses and ceramic plates, one thing is certain, food should be simple, light, with plenty of fruits and vegetables, that you can eat slowly and enjoy for hours.

My picnic usually has dips with fresh vegetables, cheese, homemade bread, salads, wraps and fresh fruits. Kids love to pick food with hand and run around so I try to make it easy.

And for dessert, use your imagination … fruits galette, cake or granola cups, they all suits the purpose.
Don’t forget to bring thermos with coffee (hot in winter or iced in summer), it’s always the best way to end the picnic.

Mosgos : Winter Picnic

Mosgos : Winter Picnic | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Mosgos : Winter Picnic | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
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Mosgos : Winter Picnic | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Mosgos : Winter Picnic | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Mosgos : Winter Picnic | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
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Mosgos : Winter Picnic | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Mosgos : Winter Picnic | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Mosgos : Winter Picnic | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Mosgos : Winter Picnic | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Mosgos : Winter Picnic | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic

My friend Egle is a knitting master. I got in love with her etsy shop way before I met her.

On one of my baking sessions, an idea came to my mind… a winter picnic featuring Mosgos knitted pieces (I always have great ideas while baking; my hands are working but my mind wanders around).

We needed a place and, somehow, to me, that’s the worst part of planning a photo session. I don’t know how, we came to the idea of Salinas do Samouco and I went for a visit. As soon as I approached it, I knew I found the perfect spot…
It is one of the rare salines in Portugal where sea salt and fleur de sel is extracted manually, respecting the tradition.

So… food was made, friends arrived and we left, with big expectation of a beautiful afternoon spent surrounded by nature.

Credits:
Photos: Sanda Pagaimo
Styling: Egle Bazaraite, Diana Bastos Ferreira & Sanda Pagaimo
Knitted Objects: Mosgos
Place: Salinas do Samouco

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A minha amiga Egle é mestre de tricot. Eu apaixonei-me pela sua loja etsy muito antes de a conhecer.

Numa das minhas sessões na cozinha, uma ideia veio-me à cabeça… um piquenique de inverno com peças de malha da Mosgos (tenho sempre grandes ideias a cozinhar; as minhas mãos trabalham, mas a minha mente vagueia).

Precisávamos de um lugar e, de alguma forma, para mim, essa é a pior parte no planeamento de uma sessão fotográfica. Não sei muito bem como, chegamos a ideia das Salinas do Samouco e eu fui lá visitar. Assim que me aproximei, sabia que tinha encontrado o local perfeito…
É uma das raras salinas em Portugal onde o sal marinho e flor de sal são extraídos manualmente, respeitando a tradição.

Portanto… a comida estava feita, os amigos chegaram e partimos, com grandes expectativas de uma bela tarde passada cercados pela natureza.

Créditos:
Fotos: Sanda Pagaimo
Styling: Egle Bazaraite, Diana Bastos Ferreira & Sanda Pagaimo
Objetos de malha: Mosgos
Local: Salinas do Samouco