Picnic souvenirs

· Food, Illustration

I’m not yet again going to tell you that summer is coming to an end (since it is theoretically only over in September), but let’s say that the time for picnics, barbecues &co out in the open is ending…..so sad!

Before the “Back to school” trend hits us hard, I’ll tell you about a really fun picnic near the Daumesnil lake on a sunny sunday in June: food was asian-french with a hint of british here and there.

On the menu…

Minced pork onigiris that I made myself, springrolls with shrimp and minced pork (no leftovers from my onigiris!) made by my SO and savoury chorizo-emmental muffins (+others with feta and olives) as well as tapenade puffs made by my friends Lionel and Sylvain.

Cheese and a couple desserts from Marks&Spencer (Lemon cheesecake and other british sweets), and seasonal fruit.

Before I share my onigiri and springroll recipe (sometime in autumn or winter), my friends Lionel and Sylvain agreed to give me their muffin recipe, so here it is, along with a couple pictures of this delicious summer-time moment with friends.


Savoury chorizo-emmental muffins (by Lionel & Sylvain)


(for about 20 muffins)

– 200g of flour
– 1 packet of baking powder
– 4 eggs
– 70 ml of oil
– 125 ml of milk
– 100g of grated emmental
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Cubes of chorizo
– Sun-dried tomatoes (remove the oil with paper towels first)


1/ Mix flour and baking powder before incorporating eggs, milk and oil
2/ Add the emmental, salt and pepper
3/ Add the chorizo and sun-dried tomatoes (you can actually choose your garnish depending on what’s left in your fridge!)
4/ Pour the mix into individual muffin molds and bake for 40 minutes in you oven, set at 180°C.

Bon appétit! … and with some luck, we might still be able to use our picnic gear until september, who knows? (English translation by Bleu Marine)


  1. Reply


    Eh ben, même quand tu piques-niques tout est beau et tout fait envie !
    Je ne suis pas une grande fan des muffins salés, en revanche les onigiris au porc et les rouleaux d’été aux crevettes et porc me tentent bien… je vais patiemment attendre ta recette donc.

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    Damaris / The cat, you and us

    Ommm it looks so delicious, chasu onigiris are my husband favorites! I need to try your recipe of salty muffins, what do you think about changing chorizo for iberic ham? It’s my favorite charcuterie 🙂 – ooh! Love your instax they remind me of Friends promo shots from the first seasons, you’re too cute!

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      I think it would be good too and maybe less “fat”: Actually you can change chorizo and emmental by anything you want !

      and yes ! I remember that Friends photoshoot ! loved it ! haha thanks for telling us we’re cute ! xx

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    Larry Cow Ver

    Tellement belles tes photos !! Je préfère voir des articles sur les pique nique que sur la rentrée des classes, ça fait moins mal au bidon du stress ^^

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      haha ! je te comprends : pour moi la rentrée des classes est bien loi mais cette ambiance de Septembre n’est pas des plus encourageantes : cet été était tellement appréciable !

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    Très belles photos. Je ferais bien un pique nique avec vous. Le menu a l’air excellent. Très bonne idée pour les muffins salées. Une recette simple, rapide comme je les aime 😉

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    Marie B

    Ce pique nique a un air de vacances. Ça fait envie…
    Merci pour toutes ces bonnes idées

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    Toutes ces bonnes choses me font rêver, et pourtant il est un peu trop tôt pour les muffins au chorizo! Mais je vais décidément tester la recette à l’occasion!

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    Merci les filles ! bonne rentrée ! ^^

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