I made this egg and bacon tart on Saturday. I haven’t baked a tart in years because I’m terrible at making pastry. This time around, I decided not to risk doing it myself and used a box of ready-made shortcrust. I still messed it up a bit. The pastry started tearing and then it shrank in the tin, so I patched it up and ta daa! Well, the filling was tasty. The recipe comes from this book, Good Food The Collection: 480 + Triple-tested recipes which is as reliable as it sounds.
I’ve been dealing with difficult emotions and bad memories this weekend, so I cheered myself up by baking a pumpkin and ginger cake.
The Quarry Cafe in Machynlleth is a traditional and comfortable vegetarian restaurant, with a menu full of reassuring veggie classics. Last time we were there I had the wholemeal pitta bread with chickpea falafel and hummus. It filled me up for about three days.
I’m not a vegetarian, but I love good vegetarian food. Last week, my partner and I happened to be in Exeter where we discovered Herbies Vegetarian Restaurant.
This is a wonderfully old-fashioned place. It has no twitter account, no website of its own and the drinks menu includes Barley Cup.