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foraging for fennel fronds

April 14, 2020

We’ve been parked up on this same riverbank in Portugal now for a month as the spring season has unfurled, blossomed, and flowed around us. This week I suddenly noticed fennel fronds feathering out from the undergrowth.

Fennel is such a delicious plant, sweet, fresh aniseed and a lush green colour. I was immediately inspired to make a bright, crisp brunch… and then again a slightly different one the next day, so here they are:

Brunch #1

Crisp apple, carrot ribbons, juice 1/2 lemon, chopped fennel fronds, topped with toasted pecan nuts and pumpkin seeds that were candied in a smidgen of muscovado sugar.


Brunch #2

Crisp apple, cucumber, celery, juice 1/2 lemon, chopped fennel fronds, topped with whole hazelnuts toasted and candied in a touch of muscovado.


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