Saturday, 25 June 2011

Courgette, Leek and Pea Quiche

My first recipe

What I tend to do is look on line for a few ideas and then amalgamate them to make my own recipe.


Short crust pastry  (ready to roll)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 or 3 courgettes, diced
1 leek, sliced and diced
about 3 cups of frozen peas
250g Marscapone
175g freshly grated parmesan
3 eggs
Chives, chopped
salt and pepper

  1. Heat the oven to 200C / Gas 5
  2. In a frying pan, saute the courgette in olive oil until tender and is starts to brown on the edges...about 10 minutes
  3. Then remove from the pan and add the leek with a tad more olive oil and just fry for a few minutes until soft then add the courgette back into the pan with the frozen peas, season well with sea salt and black pepper and then add the chopped chives. 5 minutes on the heat and then leave to sit.
  4. Meanwhile roll and blind bake your shop bought pastry for about 20 min.
  5. In a bowl, combine the eggs, Mascarpone, and Parmesan, salt and pepper and then add in the courgette and pea mixture.
  6. Take the pastry out of the oven and pour in your mix and bake for about 25 minutes.
Saturday Lunch

Friday, 17 June 2011

Welcome to my blog!

So with this being my first post I just want to explain as to why I'm doing this.

I recently went on holiday to Mykynos and the picture to the left was my view each day as I had lunch, 12 out of 14 days.... Yes I'm a creature of habit!

Whilst on holiday on my own I decided to write to some of my friends to share the moment. It was a great way of not feeling so alone and sharing my time as holidays are for sharing after all. 
I would usually start writing at lunch and describe my food which I have to say was always delicious. Consisting of a salad bar of about 8 salads.... lentil, feta and sun-dried tomato salad, spinach with dried figs with a sesame dressing and tablouleh to name a few.... then meats, fish and vegetables from the outside grill, a chimney at the back of the open air terrace... although it has a roof which is from the tree that grows up through the middle of the restaurant. 

So Kiki's truly is a haven.... The most wonderful idyllic little haven that you could ever imagine and there lies my inspiration... So I'm not sure where this will this lead and how this will evolve but I want to share all my recipes and seek out some special places that I maybe haven't discovered yet... I'm doing this for me predominantly but to share with my special friends....

On my return from Greece after the weekend in Brighton I popped down to Devon... Stephen called me so we could devise a menu... I just want to include this cause at the time I said I would... It's taken me 4 weeks to get this going.. So feel I have to...

On the menu was Stephens kedgeree. Best ever, considering I'd only had this once before also with Stephen this was best ever!!

The following day we went for a walk to a place called Fingle bridge and we sat by the river with a pint of proper job and ate our pack lunch of beetroot and feta salad with green beans.

So that's it... my first post... one of many I hope... It's 4:35 on Friday 24th June... Gonna go home now and pop into Waitrose and I'm thinking of making a courgette, pea and mint tart (or quiche) for tomorrow.. Summer is finally returning for the weekend so I feel quiche is in order... Real Men don't eat quiche