Saturday, 25 February 2017

February Brunch



When Spring has Sprung, as it does in mid February, it is best to head out to the countryside to enjoy the almond blossom, anemones and the acid green of newly sprouting nature. The photography group drove out to Etrim Village on Wednesday to take photos - at least the intention was to take photos but mostly we just ate.  Two hours spent over a village breakfast lulled me into a satisfied stupor that would have best been served by a nap under an olive tree. Consequently I have very few snaps to show for my trip. 



I do however remember what we ate:
Village flat bread
Fried eggs
Strawberry, raspberry, orange, pear, quince and walnut jam
Honey
Clotted cream
Herb pastries
Sigara börek/deep fried cheese pastries
3 types of olives
2 types of cheese
Tomato, cucumber and rocket (arugula)
Sweet buns
Deep fried dough with syrup
Chips
Fresh tomato sauce
Oranges




Now I know why a true artist should be a least a little bit hungry. A full stomach does nothing for creativity.

18 comments:

  1. What a perfect brunch and beautiful landscape to enjoy it in; there's nothing to beat a traditional, Turkish village breakfast.

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  2. That’s some breakfast. I’m intrigued by the walnut jam, I’ll have to keep an eye out for that.

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    1. I think anything can be made into jam with enough boiling and sugar

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  3. That looks delicious - did you all take a contribution towards the brunch.

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    1. It was all provided for 25 TL * just under 6 quid, a head

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  4. That looks superb!

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    1. It looks very Italian family feast to me

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  5. Oh there's nothing quite like Turkish breakfast/brunch al fresco

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  6. Stuff creativity and stuff village breakfasts! ;-)

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  7. No chance of an al fresco lunch any time soon on this side of Europe. Looks delicious. And is that Nikki I see?

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  8. Magnificent, how I wished to be at your group and be at that breakfast table, what a feast!! Keep calling for me :) Sevgiler, Ozlem xx

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  9. Ah yes, the village breakfast. Beats the heck out of almost any other culture's breakfast in the world. I'm getting hungry just reading your list . . . .

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    1. We had a star struck dog who joined us called Daffy, who posed and smiled for the camera with gay abandon.

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