Food Porn Friday – Episode 20: Summer

Hello everyone! Sorry for the delay, but Amy and I have been on our summer holidays. Summer! Don’t you love summer? Bright mornings and late evenings and not having to wear coats… and beautiful food coming into season, to make beautiful brunches.

June brings tonnes of fresh green vegetables, including my favourite green vegetable of all time, asparagus. You really don’t have to do much to asparagus, it’s already pretty great. As shown:

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Photo and Recipe from Naturally Ella

 

Look at that – fresh green asparagus, soft runny egg yolk. No way you can mess that one up.

Another incredible vibrant green summer treat is the broad bean. Not something I cook myself as I want it to be so unbelievably fresh, but I remember having this on toast at Polpo in London once and losing my mind. This is a similar, fresh recipe, that I think originally comes from the ever brilliant Jamie Oliver (obviously):

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Photo and recipe from Marrojo19.com

It’s so green! GREEN. Remember when I used to hate eating green food? Look at me now, mum!

BBC Good Food tells me that Mackerel is also in season in the summer, and you know me and fish, so:

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Photo and recipe from Stylist

That is not even slightly fresh or green. It’s salty, rich, runny, crispy, toasty goodness. That’s probably up there with one of my favourite brunches, to be honest.

Finally, as I’m sure Amy will tell you, summer is a time for fresh fruits. And also for ice cream. The two combine beautifully:

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Photo and recipe from Caramel Potatoes

What a way to cool down after a long hard hot day of brunching.

I’ll be back in a fortnight guys, thanks for reading and be sure to leave your brunch suggestions in the comments!

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About hattiemily

London-based poet. Previously published on the underground, currently can't remember how to actually write.
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