(…or why I love leftovers)
Like a lot of people I don’t do Valentines Day, after all I love very openly everyday of the year so why should February 14th be any different? Don’t get me wrong I don’t begrudge anyone who wants to spend a horrendous amount of money on a bunch of flowers or sit in an overpriced bistro trying desperately to look besotted with their dinner guest. So why the gratuitous shot of the heart shaped pie I hear you ask? Well I cooked a rather fantastic beef stew a couple of weeks ago and rather than hog the whole lot down my neck I decided to pop the leftovers into a bowl for when I fancied a night without having to cook. The dish- well it happened to be heart shaped, the homemade pastry – buttery and crumbly and the pie – with it’s double egg glaze – tasted sublime.
That’s why I love leftovers. Happy Valentines Day