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Seasonal snapshot: Green Summertime Quiche

I have been dreaming about this quiche for a long time. So long that it was originally titled the Green Springtime Quiche, back when my mind first conceived of it in May. I daydreamed of a creamy filling packed full of green goodness, held together by a flaky butter pastry. Quiche is hardly a throw-together meal at the best of times, but I think you’ll agree that three months is a long time to wait, even for quiche. Read more…

On Books and Bruschetta: Broad Bean and Feta Bruschetta

Broad Bean and Feta Bruschetta

No, that book isn’t just there because the colour matches so beautifully; I really was reading Jane Austen in the kitchen. Emma is a favourite of mine, though for some reason it can take me weeks to get through it. I’m not sure why – I can pick up Pride and Prejudice after breakfast and practically be done by dinner – but Emma is a demanding read for me. So when I feel like tackling it, I’ll leave it somewhere I find myself often. Read more…

A summery spread: Broad Bean, Mint and Lemon Peasto


Before I dash out to the farmer’s market this morning, I wanted to share one last recipe that I made this week. Remember those broad beans from last Sunday? I was going to make a Jamie Oliver recipe with them, one that I’ve been eyeing for a while. In the end, of course, I couldn’t help but alter the proportions of the recipe a touch, both because of a lack of the right ingredients on hand, and my own insolence. Read more…