And because it is Christmas soon and we all really love food (you would not be reading a food blog if that was not the case, right?), over the next couple of weeks I will give you a few recipes that are nice little additions to a Christmas meal.
Last weekend, I headed off to Kilkenny to meet with my lovely friend Rebekah of Honeysuckle Life. We had been planning our little lifestyle and food session for a while now. Check out her blog over the next couple of weeks too to find some lovely ideas for food and decoration. We chose to work with the theme of wood, copper and white for this Christmas. The colours and materials are very complementary and warming.
I start my list of delicious food for Christmas with a recipe for a simple vegetarian tartlet. Some of our Australian friends are spending Christmas with us this year and one of them is vegetarian. I feel it is very important to offer some lovely vegetarian options for our guest. This tartlet is great as a starter. Some mini versions of it would also do wonderful little appetisers. The leek is melted with white wine and cream, some carrot ribbons are added for a bit of crunch and colour. Choose a delicious vegetarian goats cheese to crumble on top and voilà! You have something very tasty to serve to your vegetarian friends.
Small note: when you buy the cheese, make sure it is made with vegetarian rennet instead of animal rennet. There are some good options in shops. I personally chose an Irish one called Ryefield.