In the story of the feeding of the five thousand in John chapter 6, it says Jesus said to His disciples, “Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost.” January is definitely a time for ‘gathering up the fragments’. Christmas cards are recycled [into new cards, gift tags, and mini giftboxes] and leftover food is used up. Careful menu planning means there is as little waste as possible.
I’d bought a pack of filo pastry, and used about 75% of the sheets – a handful of cherry tomatoes, half a yellow pepper, 2 rashers of bacon and 2 spring onions had come back from Norfolk in the coolbag. There was also some cottage cheese in a tub and a splash of cream which needed to be used up. A forgotten pot of parsley was dying on the kitchen windowsill [oops!] Each item uninspiring by itself. But I put them together at the weekend and voila!
I usually sprinkle a little semolina across the base before I put the filling in and I forgot. So please don’t tell Mary Berry, but my quiche has a soggy bottom.