Green Goddess Quiche

This week, I am doing a mini celebratory dance. I am now officially the sole owner of my house. The place I have raised my son, the place I have most of my memories of my daughter and the place I have made into our home. I made our home a home. Myself and Alexander…

Onion, thyme and parmesan tart

Since I have been back at work after my maternity leave, I haven’t taken a day off. I’m very very lucky to be able to work 8-5 Monday to Friday and weekends off, but ten months is rather a long time in which not to take even a day off. Especially when being a single…

Spinach pie

The inspiration for this comes from visiting my father in Greece and falling in love with Spanakopita. Spanakopita is a greek spinach pie or savoury pastry dish traditionally using filo pastry. I’m not fond of filo pastry at all. It dries out too easily and is quite fidley. So I came up with my own…

lazy lunch

Ok, truth time! Despite the fact that I am on leave from work and pretty much have nothing to do all day, I still didn’t have time to prepare a proper lunch. Honestly I don’t know how this happened. I should be spending my days thinking of food and making meals like a good little…

Cheesy buns

This week I had a few highs and lows in the kitchen. I have been busy making breads and cakes and a soup or two. The breads all worked out triumphantly but the soup however was a fail. I was watching Jamie Oliver’s 15 minute meals which is a show I usually really like and…

Baked Epoisses cheese

This week I literally haven’t even been thinking of human food for dinners. All I seem to have been doing is making sure the puppy and kitten have food and have been fed and walked at the right times, we however have forgotten completely about our own food. It never seems to amaze me how…

Comforting potatoes

When I was younger my mother used to make the best potatoes in the world! She still does of course but the memories from our childhoods make more impact I believe, and I remember my mother teaching me to make potato gratin or gratin dauphinois if you prefer. This is one of those items that…

Quick and easy pizza!

Last night instead of spending ages preparing a new post, I wanted to make a really nice dinner and be able to sit down with D and have a relaxing night playing scrabble and sitting in front of the fire. Our scrabble abilities are pretty shocking. It is almost as bad as me playing ┬átennis,…

Dinner 4 one!

Tonight I dine alone. Basically this means I can eat whatever I choose, which while still somewhat in a lazy mood, I am making a Gnocchi and Fontina bake. A slightly more pleasing version of mac and cheese. D isn’t too fond of Gnocchi or Fontina for that matter so tonight I feast on my…