This article originally appeared in the February 2023 issue of CONNECT.

Alexandra Crombie (Gunma)


This recipe is sure to brighten your Sunday morning. I try to keep the ingredients for this in my fridge so that I can roll out of bed and whip this up when I feel like it. Going out for brunch is a very popular pursuit these days, but you can make a perfectly nice version at home. 


Two eggs 

Salted butter


Plum tomatoes 


Two cloves of garlic 




  1. Heat some olive oil in a frying pan. Crush and chop two cloves of garlic into small pieces and throw them into the pan. Let the garlic cook off for 30 seconds before mixing two handfuls of spinach in. I use frozen spinach as it keeps for a long time and is easy to defrost. Place it in the pan as you would normally, and it will cook in around five minutes. 
  2. While the spinach is cooking, whisk two eggs in a bowl. Make sure you do this thoroughly as it will make them nice and fluffy when scrambled. 
  3. Wash your tomatoes and chop them into halves. Halve the avocado and remove the stone. I find the best way to chop the avocado is to slice it lengthwise while the skin remains and scoop the stone out with a spoon. 
  4. Push the spinach over to one half of the frying pan and heat a chunk of salted butter in the other half. Let it melt, then tip the pan to one side and pour in the eggs. While the eggs are still runny, keep the pan tipped to separate them from the spinach. 
  5. Stir regularly and set the pan down when they are solid enough. I personally like my scrambled eggs smooth and moist, so I only have them in the pan for around four minutes on a low heat, but you can cook them to your taste. The spinach will taste great however long you cook the eggs for, and using one pan really cuts down on washing up. 
  6. Serve the eggs and spinach up alongside the avocado and tomatoes, and season to your taste with salt and pepper. I love to add some Tabasco and the spice really elevates the flavours. Happy brunching!


Alexandra Crombie is a first-year JET living in Gunma Prefecture. Her favourite colour is a dark, muted blue, and she likes to spend her free time camping or exploring with friends. She also enjoys watching copious numbers of films.