I am currently sporting quite a bit of
sunburn at the moment! My poor Australian bronzed Aussie-ness has well and truly given way to the pasty-white-Britishness having spent three long winters in the UK, so when the sun doth shine, I doth burn! We have just spent 5 days on the Greek island of Corfu (more about that later) but in addition to that, it was super sunny and super warm today in London, and looking toward the grey week ahead, I wasn't going to miss a single ray of it!
Baby M and I met up with our Kiwi friends Nikki and Millie in the Heath and had a lovely lunch picnic (Wine Wednesday was moved to Tuesday this week, exceptions must be made every now and then). During my first summer in the UK I was most confused when I saw people stripping down to their smalls in the parks whenever it was sunny, but now I get it. There isn't all that much sun here, and when it does actually come out, well you better be ready to play!
I wanted to take something picnicy, summery and still gluten-free of course, so decided to make a quick frittata. I had the perfect two-person pie dish so set about making this very simple lunch. It took about ten minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to bake, so was nice and quick while I got ready for the picnic.
This frittata is sweet from the caramelised onion, salty from the bacon and juicy because of the tomatoes. The frittata trifecta!
4 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup grated cheese
1 onion, caramelised
4 bacon rashes
Handful cherry tomatoes
1. Caramelise the onion - Heat a knob of butter and cook the sliced onion until it starts to brown. Then add about 2 tablespoons of raw/demerra sugar and a splash of water. Stir and continue to cook until crispy and browned (caramel!).
2. Cook the bacon for 5-10 minutes or to your desired crispness.
3. Beat the eggs with a fork and put in pie dish together with grated cheese, bacon and onions. Gently place the sliced cherry tomatoes on top.
4. Bake uncovered for 10 minutes, then cover with foil and leave to cook for a further 10 minutes. It shouldn't wobble when you touch the centre, it should feel nice and firm.
Baby M sharing her carrot sticks with Millie
Happiness: picnic in the sun
This was such a simple and tasty lunch for our picnic. I picked up a Three Bean Salad to put with it, and we washed it all down with a lovely bottle of French white! The girls loved being outside and sharing snacks and soaking in a little Vitamin D themselves! Fingers crossed we get some more glorious days like this again soon!