Courgette, Ricotta and Mint Parcels

I had a small glut of home grown courgettes recently so happened upon this Georgina Fuggle recipe for courgette, ricotta & mint parcels when googling recipes to use up vegetables. They were so quick and easy to make for my barbecue at the weekend they may well replace my standard quiche as a vegetarian side. The flavours were quite mild but nice and refreshing with the hint of mint. Hopefully my dozens of green tomatoes will ripen soon and I will be bringing you tomato recipes then!

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Bacon and Leek Filo Tart

Last weekend I went to Faversham Night Market held just after the summer solstice and was inspired by all the wonderful tarts and savouries on sale. The following day I set about trying to make a healthier tart so made a few tweaks to cut calories from this googled recipe for Cheesy leek tart. I skipped the cream and used some creme fraiche left over from last weeks almond cake with milk and cut down the cheese quota by a third. 

The resulting tart was delicious even if I do say so myself and went rather well with a few jersey royals and salad. 

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Spanakopita

Many months ago my friend Charlotte requested Spanakopita (Greek spinach and feta pie) for a blog post and finally the weather and veg box glut of spinach have aligned and her wish has come true. A while ago I saw a great post for Spanakopita on one of my favourite blogs Souvlaki for the Soul and mentally stored it away for later. I have cheated by buying filo pastry and also wilting the spinach in a pan.

Spanakopita Feta and spinach pie

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