Category Archives: Pies Quiches and Tarts

Tomato, Onion and Potato Tart

The greengrocers have gluts of cherry tomatoes on sale at the moment. It was just as well I got a lot since at least didn’t make it home as I snacked on them during the walk home most of a … Continue reading

Posted in June, Pies Quiches and Tarts, Vegetables and Fruit | 1 Comment


I was wittering away to someone on the phone about how I had adopted the East Midlands  – leaving behind my south-western ways since heading up here to be with Nick . To be honest that fact that the produce … Continue reading

Posted in Pies Quiches and Tarts, Pork, Season | 7 Comments

Not at all Cornish Pasties

As a family we went to Devon every summer for two weeks. Yes,  Children of the Modern age, back in the 1970s/80s you had one holiday a year, to the same self-catering place, with no TV , intermittent hot water. … Continue reading

Posted in Beef, Meals, Pies Quiches and Tarts, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Rhubarb Bakewell (Rhubarb and Almond Tart)

When I was little my aunt Lizzie was exactly who I wanted to be when I grew up.  One of my Mums best friends, single without kids, she lived in a gloriously clean and tidy house in a small village … Continue reading

Posted in Pies Quiches and Tarts, Vegetables and Fruit, Vegetarian, Winter | 10 Comments

Tourte Cévenole ( Potato, Leek and Herb Pie)

This is the final  recipe from the Cévennes region   following on from Spatchcocked Guinea Fowl with Rosemary and Pancetta Pork , Kale & Chestnut Stew These recipes were provided by the author  Rosy Thornton to complement her new fictional work Tapestry … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Eating Outside, Meals, Pies Quiches and Tarts, Season, Spring | 2 Comments

Strawberry Teas, Tarts, Pavlovas and Scones

My Mum is an amazing cook, she was also until recently a full time family doctor . When I was little she often worked Saturdays and would  buy me and my little brother cakes on the way home. In summer … Continue reading

Posted in Desserts, Cakes and Biscuits, July, Pies Quiches and Tarts, Summer, Vegetables and Fruit | 9 Comments

Blewits – Pie, Soup & Salad

Blewitts are just that “Its …. that are um blue….” in the case of the wood blewitts the underside the gills give off a beautiful lilac hue For the field Blewitts their stems are stained with what looks like blue … Continue reading

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Mushroom and Chestnut Tart

Wild Mushroom and Chestnut Tart The mushrooms asre funnel caps and wood mushrooms sliced and mixed with roasted chestnuts . Laid on rolled puff pastry , drizzled over with egg and a little milk and baked at 220deg for 20 … Continue reading

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