SPAR has partnered with Donal Skehan to launch a series of digital videos: Donal’s Picnic Basket.
‘The past two years has given us all an appreciation of outdoor living, from celebrating with family and friends in back gardens to packing up a picnic and heading on a road trip to explore the beauty of the Irish countryside,’ the retailer noted.
With this in mind, Skehan has filmed the new Donal’s Picnic Basket series for SPAR in his home kitchen in Howth, where he’s never far from a scenic spot in which to enjoy some al-fresco dining.
The videos feature Skehan creating quick and tasty recipes – perfect for a glorious summer picnic or casual back-garden dining – all with ingredients from his local SPAR store.
According to SPAR, through incorporating SPAR ingredients in the recipes, shoppers can be assured ‘of a quality range of fresh and ambient products at an attractive price point’.
Skehan is excited to help inspire people to create that perfect outdoor meal this summer, saying, “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work with SPAR to create these simple, quick and healthy recipes for the perfect summer picnic or lunch, for friends and family to enjoy.
“SPAR’s range of quality ingredients are perfect inspiration to ensure you have a lovely meal and get to enjoy the lovely summer weather this year.”
Running across SPAR’s social-media platforms for the month of May, viewers will have the chance to learn how to build the colourful Stuffed Rainbow Baguette, packed with flavourful fresh and healthy ingredients.
Skehan will also take viewers through the steps involved in rustling up the simple and tasty Chopping Board Tomato and Basil Pesto with Pasta, while the sumptuous Raspberry and White Chocolate Brownie recipe is the ‘perfect sweet treat to wrap up and bring outdoors, for an al-fresco adventure.’
Commenting, SPAR sales director Colin Donnelly said, “We’re delighted to be partnering with Donal once again, coming off the back of a tremendously successful eleventh series of sponsoring Donal’s TV show on RTÉ One.
“We’re thrilled to work with Donal to showcase the breadth of ingredients available in SPAR stores, from fresh fruit and veg to our savoury Continental meats and cheeses, to our top-quality baking ingredients, all from the SPAR range.”