Category Archives: tart&pie

Tarte au vin cuit de poires (Swiss-French pear tart)

Vin cuit, as the name does not imply, has absolutely nothing to do with wine… Vin cuit is a Swiss-French specialty – a thick, molasses-type syrup made by slowly boiling down pear (or apple) juice. As far as my research … Continue reading

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Yafawi Sfeeha

Feta and spinach, or zucchini and halloumi – two delicious savoury fillings for these little hand pies. Yafawi Sfeeha are little coiled hand pies, filled with all sorts of lovely things.  The pastry is a dream to work with, and … Continue reading

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Strawberry curd & cream tartlets

Still no baking around here… it’s just too hot. But there’s only so much ice cream I can stock in the freezer, and I can’t stay out of the kitchen, so a no-bake dessert was in order. The curd for … Continue reading

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Vegetarian sausage rolls

Packed with 3 different kinds of beans for taste and texture, these vegetarian sausage rolls are low in fat and loaded with goodness. You can add herbs and spices to your taste, make big ones for dinner or little ones … Continue reading

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Vegetarian haggis

We ate vegetarian haggis in Scotland many years ago (complete with clapshot and oat cakes) and I have had it in the back of my mind to try making it myself ever since. We served ours with salad because it … Continue reading

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Boureki with caramelised onions, peppers and halloumi

This pie takes a wee while to put together, but oh, my! It is sweet, savoury and utterly delicious! Boureki is traditionally made with feta, but I had a block of halloumi in the fridge that was taking up precious … Continue reading

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Potato, beetroot and carrot gratin

I picked up a pack of heirloom carrots the other day and wanted to make something to show off their vibrant colours and flavours, and a cheese-topped gratin is always a winner for me. Of course I had to add … Continue reading

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Spanakopita and social networking

A perennial favourite – rich and tangy Greek spinach and feta pie! The recipe here is just as I made it. And, even if I do say so myself, it was great! While we’re here… you may have noticed those … Continue reading

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Pumpkin cinnamon turnovers

These little turnovers are crunchy on the outside with a light, smooth filling and can be enjoyed hot or cold. By leaving out the cream used in a traditional pumpkin pie, these turnovers are significantly lower in fat, and they … Continue reading

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Mediterranean roasted vegetable pot pie

This is a recipe I developed myself – all my favourite Mediterranean vegetables, loads of garlic, lots of oregano and the tangy bite of feta, all wrapped up in phyllo pastry. I’m thrilled to share this recipe with you! Ingredients … Continue reading

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