Picnic: Brunch for a change….Caramelised Onion, Potato and Thyme Frittata; Nectarine, Raspberry and Mint Fruit Salad; and vanilla lattes
Sure I usually head out of London to have lunch in some beautiful country field. But London’s got some pretty great fields too. No train ride also allowed an early start which meant a nice change with a backpack full of brunch instead of lunch.
When my lovely friend Hanna suggested exploring London I never thought we’d end up finding these guys - dinosaurs Crystal Palace Park. They were totally weird and strangely primordial for things cast in concrete.
Early morning dinosaur hunting is also a good way to work up an appetite. Chiled frittata travels remarkably well. And is even better if studded with sweet caramelised onions, fluffy potatoes and thyme and dipped into lemon mayonnaise.
A little fruit salad of juicy nectarines and ripe jewel-like raspberries drizzled with honey, a squeeze of lemon juice and sprinkled with shredded mint goes down pretty well too.
Great energy for heading back into London to find a country fair in the middle of Brockwell Park - jousting, duck wrangling, local urban honey, sheep and reggae all made appearances. Weird? Yup, but wonderful too.
Also found the inspiration for a possible new hobby - check out these little guys!