Who ate all the pies?
By Catherine Lee, 16 November 2011 –
As feelings of hibernation pull me more and more indoors, especially during the dark evenings, I no longer wanted to eat fresh green vegetables, but desired something with the ultimate comfort factor. It didn’t take long to realise that this came in the shape of a pie. Once on this path there was no stopping me.
The first one, Spinach Pie, made even easier with shop-bought filo, gave me exactly what I wanted. A delightful combination of spinach, feta cheese, a hint of dill, and pastry….oh that lovely pastry…confirming something I’ve always known; put something in a glorious golden crust and it is enhanced a hundred fold…or am I just getting carried away again thinking about that pastry?
Next on the list was the kale, this was not going to escape the pie crust. I was intrigued to find a recipe for Kale, Olive & Gruyère Tart, very easy to make and a nice change to combine the kale with olives and Gruyère cheese. And finally, the turnip. Honey Glazed Turnip Pie was the dish of choice for this lovely root vegetable. The cloves and honey adding an interesting dimension to a simple dish.
I hope you enjoy your pies as much as I did. After giving Beatrix Potter’s Mr McGregor a run for his money, I think it’s now time for me to go for a run to work of all those pies.