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Clouds Magazine on Issuu.com
Clouds Magazine on Issuu.comClouds Magazine

Enjoy a nice picnic with your family on a great day in a park. Pack a picnic lunch, spread a blanket, and enjoy your day.

We've come across a great magazine, Clouds. Clouds is a quarterly published Lithuanian food bloggers' magazine which highlights seasonal foods.

Begin your picnic with a refreshing salad of greens and edible flowers! Using the petals of Busy Lizzies (Impatiens Walleriana) and petals of Cloves (Dianthus), mixed with arugula and spinach, pine nuts and cherry tomatoes, Clouds took our palate on an adventure with their scrumptious Rainbow Salad! This salad can be had with a variety of dressings ranging from simple - olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper - to the very complex.

Then, open up your appetite with Raspberry Blackberry Jam. In this quarter's magazine, Summer 2014, various types of berries and succulent fruits are featured in jams and desserts. Our favorite is the brownie, ricotta and strawberry trifle in a jar!

Then onto your main course of Honey and Beer Chicken served with marinated and skewered grilled summer vegetables (cauliflower, zucchini, green onions, and button mushrooms). Marinades are another great way to celebrate the various herbs of summer. Pickled bell peppers can be added to this dish.

End your picnic with a cupcake. The Black Forest Cupcake served with whip cream is a great way to enjoy the sunset and watch the birds come to roost in the top of the trees. Enjoy this with the wide assortment of natural fruit juices found in the magazine.

Clouds is a free magazine available on Issuu. Readers can savor 168 pages of great tasting recipes that highlight the beauty and simplistic delights of good food while making use of seasonal fruits and vegetables!

Rainbow Salad
Rainbow Salad Clouds Magazine

Rainbow Salad

This Rainbow Salad is made with edible flowers, arugula, and spinach! You can use a variety of dressings from simple to complex. Find this recipe on page 7, Clouds Food Magazine on Issuu.com

Brownie, Ricotta and Strawberry Trifle in a Jar
Brownie, Ricotta and Strawberry Trifle in a Jar Clouds Magazine

Brownie, Ricotta and Strawberry Trifle in a Jar

Indulge your sweet tooth and try the Brownie, Ricotta and Strawberry Trifle in a Jar. This is an absolute 'must-have'! Find this recipe on page 45, Clouds Magazine on Issuu.com

Honey and Beer Chicken
Honey and Beer Chicken Clouds Magazine

Honey and Beer Chicken

Honey and Beer Chicken is sweet, tangy, and spicy! Serve with rice, pasta, or couscous to help balance the taste. Find this recipe on page 55, Clouds Magazine on Issuu.com

Marinade for Vegetables
Marinade for Vegetables Clouds Magazine

Marinade for Vegetables

Summer provides a wide availability of herbs for marinades. Use them for vegetables too. Find this recipe on page 63, Clouds Magazine on Issuu.com

Hungarian Peppers with Ginger and Orange Juice
Hungarian Peppers with Ginger and Orange Juice Clouds Magazine

Hungarian Peppers with Ginger and Orange Juice

Serve this with any meat or fish entree. We tried this recipe using bell peppers, lemon juice, and spices. Find this recipe on page 70, Clouds Magazine on Issuu.com

Black Forest Cupcakes
Black Forest Cupcakes Clouds Magazine

Black Forest Cupcakes

Delectable and rich, the black forest cupcake is the perfect ending to a great or not-so-great day! Find this recipe on page 90, Clouds Magazine on Issuu.com