Spinach

Quiche crust…after

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Look at this! Egg in the Middle tried the Spinach, Broccoli, Olive and Parmesan Tarte – and look how beautiful it is! They did a better job with the fancy fluted edges, and I feel so chuffed that something I wrote has materialized in someone elses kitchen! wowee!

With love, from Charlotte

Another quick ode to Mandarins

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I have a big interview tomorrow! And I bought a tangerine-coloured pencil skirt especially for the occasion. Because I have spent this evening watching law and order SVU, and preparing for whatever they want to throw at me over the first 6 hours of my day tomorrow, I ate takeaway laksa (foodgasm) and came home to sweatpants (almost as good) for a little rest n prep before the big day.

Luckily, I knew this day would come. Rather, that the meal I made here was really an ode to oranges – and I also made a salad with beautiful mandarins. I still don’t understand why some people don’t like them. I love them so much, that when I was little I couldn’t wait to eat them by the segment, I used to eat them by the half. One time, I ate the whole damn thing and turned blue and gave my mother a heart attack. I love eating SO MUCH.

Ingredients:
Garlic
Olive Oil
White Wine Vinegar

Mandarins (1-2, divided into segments)
Avocados (1-2 – I had spares! woo! – sliced)
Granny smith apples, sliced thinly
Half a red onion, sliced thinly.
Baby Spinach

Combine wet ingredients at the bottom of a salad bowl. Whisk together, with approximately 1 garlic clove per 3T oil and 1T vinegar. Add in the rest of the ingredients. Toss, serve, love.

With love, from Charlotte – wish me luck!

I’ve been featured in a blog!

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Well, a friend’s blog.

But a funny one, nonetheless. She is perfect, and too hilarious. This is the pie that she’s referring to – and you can check her out here:

http://friendssaythedarndestfilth.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/on-not-being-invited-to-dinner/

Parmesan Spinach, Broccoli and Olive Pie

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Parmesan Spinach, Broccoli and Olive Pie

This is dedicated to my friend, who I will call ‘Schmalice’. She came up with the blog name, and also prompted me to make this recipe.

The problem with vegetarians are (nothing! I have no problems with vegetarians!) that they often have funny dietary requirements while also wearing leather shoes. Such hypocrisy is not found in my darling Schmal.

She knows that cheese contains rennet lots of the time (booo) and so, when we have a crisis-dinner-sesh I have to make sure that she is well catered for.

Enter, I kid you not, the vegetarian, run of the mill, no need to be refridgerated Shaker Cheese. The disgusting not-in-the-cheese aisle stuff. Doesn’t contain the nasty meatstuff (check the label, but I haven’t found any rennet in my local shops). The ricotta I use is also veg, but you’ll have to check the ingredients because its a gamble with the delicious soft cheeses. This pie also is delicious, and I ate at least 75% of the tray (a measley quarter with Schmalice and a half after she left) and didn’t save any for the working late boyf. Read the rest of this entry »