Vegetable Quiche Recipe

Do you know what I've never had but always quite liked the idea of? Purple Broccoli! I thought that including it in a quiche with lots of other colourful vegetables was the best way to use this purple treat. I love a quiche, either hot or cold, and I like that this recipe included lots of veg for the healthy side of things with some cheeky blue cheese because I don't know if it's possible for me to have a meal without cheese... Ingredients 200ml single cream 100ml creme fraiche 3 eggs 500g shortcrust pastry 150g blue cheese 1 onion 200g purple sprouting broccoli 2 gloves of garlic Handful of cherry tomatoes 100g spinach 100g cauliflower Putting it all Together Start by making your pastry, yo

Life in April

Reading The Two Family House - Lynda Cohen Loigman Watching Doctor Who - A new series has started which is always exciting, I'm really liking Pearl Mackie as the companion although still after all this time do not like Peter Capaldi as the Dr. 13 Reasons Why - Because I am a sheep, and I'm fed up with seeing it all over my news feed and having no idea what anyone is talking about Wearing See through dresses Summer Flower dresses Eating/Drinking Homemade bread Listening Whiskey Kisses - MiC LOWRY Sweeter than Wine - Dixon Vs Davey Boy Bassline Mix Living - Bakermat Loving Bread Maker - I got a bread maker for my birthday and it might just be the best present ever. Is there anything nicer than

Kedgeree Recipe

Perhaps this isn't the best way to start a blog on a recipe but the first time I tried to make Kedgeree I failed epically. It tasted so horrible that I have been put off making it for six years! I love the egg, fish, rice combo however and so I thought it might be time to give it another shot as my cooking has improved considerably over the last few years! I have to say this time round it was much improved and I wouldn't mind serving this as a breakfast/brunch staple in the future. It doesn't take long to make and doesn't require lots of ingredients, as I mentioned before there are three basic foods, some garnishes and you are good to go. We ate this hot but it would be fine cold also, and t

Weekend in Wales

On Easter Friday we travelled in to the deepest darkest Wales (Pembrokeshire) to stay with some old friends and their 2 year old and dog. This is only the second time we have been to see them in two years, the last being when she was pregnant with said two year old, as the journey is a long 6 hours and train fares aren’t exactly cheap. We booked the train a couple of months in advance and waited patiently for the day to arrive. With a 5.30am wakeup, we hopped on the first leg of our journey at 7.30am armed with chai tea/coffee and chocolate and orange hot cross buns because, Easter. We changed in Newport and boarded our second train where we sought the train conductor as the next stop was a

Apricot Roast Lamb Recipe

Easter weekend is for feasting! Is there any better way to do that than to sit down to a Sunday roast with family and friends? Lamb is traditionally eaten at Easter as Jesus was named the 'Lamb of God,' and so for this Sunday's post I have an Roast Lamb recipe to offer to you. With sweetness in the apricots and the unusual addition of anchovies this dish will have all your guests coming back for seconds, which is always true for me at a roast lunch! Throw in some vegetables, lots of gravy and a side of mint sauce and you are on to a winning Easter weekend feast. Ingredients 1 kg leg of lamb 5 shallots 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 50g anchovies 200g apricots 2 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp gro

Cheese Bar LDN

Did you know that it's National Grilled Cheese day today? Could there ever be a better day! To celebrate this and all things cheese today's post is a review on the the Cheese Bar LDN in Camden. For my birthday last week there was obviously nothing I wanted more than to go and eat at the newly opened Cheese Bar in London! Having followed their cheese truck,Archie, around the festival circuit over the last couple of years I was so excited when I heard a permanent base was being opened. After being so well publicized I didn't want to take any chances and so I facebooked them asking what time the husband and myself should arrive to guarantee a seat for lunch. They responded within 20 minutes (w

One a penny, Two a penny...

Do you know what's better than hot cross buns? A hot cross bun pudding! Easter weekend is fast approaching and this pudding is a perfect way to end a Sunday roast dinner. I love hot cross buns. I especially love them toasted and dripping with butter, but I think I may have found a new way of eating them that combines my love of the classic bread and butter pudding and updates it with the Easter staple that is the humble bun. I may have cheated a little this year and bought them in but if you want to have a go at making them yourself you can watch and follow this recipe from last year and let me know how you get on. I also must apologise for the slight crispiness of them....I may have left

Thirty Things To Do Before I'm Thirty

It's my 29th Birthday in two days! The last one of my 20's and I'm still not sure how I got here. Twenty-one really does feel like yesterday and it's just all getting a bit grown up and responsible isn't it? I'm not really sure at what point I stopped getting I.D'd, when I realised I'd rather spend a weekend at home, or that I started thinking seriously about my finances and the sorry state of them! A lot of my friends can't understand why I place so much importance on age, but I think it is more to do with thinking that I haven't accomplished all I thought I would by 30. If you asked my younger self where she thought she'd be on the approach to a new decade there would be some differences t

Pastel de Nata Recipe

Did you know that I once managed to convince someone for a whole year that I'm Portuguese? I mean it is fairly believable, I have the right skin tone, I lived out there, some of my family still live there and I know enough Portuguese words to sound like I know what I'm talking about if you don't know the language at all! I love Portugal and I also love these little tarts. When I lived there I had to fight with myself not to eat them all day, every day. I haven't been over to Portugal in a few years and I am starting to really crave them so I thought I would make my own this weekend and they look just like the real thing and taste pretty close too! Ingredients 1 tbsp plain flour 4 tbsp icing