In Collaboration With HushRecipes
AREN’T weekends truly blissful – yes, I’m talking to you in the corner reading your newspaper and sipping your cappuccino.
It’s when the world slows down a little, kicks back, spends more time sipping coffee, meeting friends reading the papers and going for long walks. It’s such a darn shame the weekend is only two days long.
One of my favourite ways to enjoy my precious Sunday is to meet friends for brunch in a friendly cafe or restaurant with the right interior, and ambience, or when the mood takes me – I love nothing more than to cook at home and serve up round our old creaky refectory table.
On my personal brunch menu, there is always good strong Italian coffee and freshly squeezed orange and carrot juice. I try and have some fresh flowers on the table and some relaxing music on in the background – this also diverts the attention away from the noise and all that clattering, the slightly pressurised chef is making in the kitchen.
When the gorgeous UK clothing brand Hush , the masters of taking it easy in style, contacted me and asked to collaborate on a post about two of my favourite things – Fashion And Food, it felt like a match made in heaven.
Whether you stay at home or head out for brunch with friends and family – it is important to dress for the occasion and wear something that reflects a Sunday, relaxed but rather cool at the same time.
I couldn’t resist their gorgeous statement loop stitch jumper from their Jumpers And Cardis Section in this delicious Autumnal Almond colour in this season’s key style, loose, oversized and extremely chic.
Because of it’s loose on trend shape, I decided to balance and add some edge to my look with their gorgeous skinny black biker jeans from their trouser and jean range.
I added a little pop of colour and femininity by layering with their luxurious silk cream Granpa Shirt which looks stylish peeping out from behind the jumper’s neckline.
Personally, I always like to roll my sleeves up which I think gives a knit a charming lived in look and it also gives the option of adding some gold arm candy.
No outfit is complete without the right accessories and I go weak in the knees at this time of year for a fedora hat, an accessory which is having a huge moment this season.
I love Hush’s grey fedora(which also comes in black) and I had to include it as part of my outfit.
I thought it finished off things very nicely. On my feet, I opted for these perfect dimensioned leopard print ankle boots, which will help give me a little extra height and really compliment the rich almond knit.
So now that I have shared with you my perfect brunch look thanks to Hush, I have added my recipe and the cooking directions below for one of my favourite things to offer when friends call round for brunch. If I head out I always tend to veer towards something eggy, which ticks both the healthy and filling boxes.
Directions To Make My Zucchini Frittata – Heat 2 Teaspoons of oil in an non-stick 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini, and onion, stirring often for 1 minute.
1. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low, cook, stirring occasionally, until the zucchini is tender, but not mushy – 3-5 minutes. Add tomatoes, mint,basil, a pinch of salt if desired, and a grinding of pepper, increase heat to medium-high and cool stirring until the moisture has evaporated, 30 to 60 seconds.
2.Whisk eggs, the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and a grinding of pepper in a large bowl until blended. Add the zucchini mixture and cheese, stir to combine.
3. Preheat the broiler
4. Wipe out the pan and brush it with the remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Place over medium-low heat. Add the frittata mixture and cook without stirring until the bottom is a light golden shade – 2-4 minutes. As it cooks, lift the edges and tilt the pan so uncooked egg will flow to the edges.
5. Place the pan under the broiler and broil until the frittata is set and top is golden, 1-2 minutes. Loosen the edges and slide onto a place.
Serve with green salad, hummus, pitta bread and a Bloody (Virgin for the good ones) Mary