There is nothing like stumbling upon a new culinary delight a few hours before you need to bring something to a picnic!
I was finally able to visit the Sara Hardy Farmers Market in Traverse City last Saturday. Traverse City is becoming quite a mecca for foodies and I knew that I would be able to find the best-of-the-best from local growers and purveyors.
My favorite find was this simple but delicious combination of fresh lemon curd topped with spreadable goat cheese from Idyll Farms. Yum! It has a sweetness from the lemon curd and a cool tang from the goat cheese that was perfect for a picnic. I simply opened the container and put it on a bamboo plate with nasturtiums and crackers.
It was a perfect light and fresh start to the annual Bar-B-Cruise picnic held by the Leland Yacht Club. Every year members decorate their boats in a theme and parade past the judges for points and a chance at winning the Mermaid flag. At night, 700+ people come together for a casual picnic dinner of ribs, meat, corn on the cob and more meat all cooked on site. This is summer fun.