Looking for an easy recipe, that could work for any meal, a leisurely brunch, packed into a lunch-box or a light dinner with some side salad? This smoked haddock frittata is quick, packed with protein and omega 3.
- 3 tsp olive oil
- 1 white onion, finely diced
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 3 boiled, unpeeled floury potatoes, roughly diced
- 300g smoked haddock, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 50g frozen peas, rinsed
- 20g fresh dill, finely chopped
- 10 large eggs
- 100ml double cream
- pinch of salt
- pinch of freshly ground black pepper
- 2 spring onions, finely sliced
- Preheat the oven to 160C, 320F, gas 2. Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a frying pan on a medium heat then add the onion and garlic and cook until soft. Add the potatoes, haddock, peas and dill. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, ensuring the haddock remains intact. Leave to cool.
- Whisk the eggs and cream together in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add the cooled fish mixture to the eggs and cream, stirring gently to avoid breaking up the haddock too much.
- In a wide, ovenproof, non-stick frying pan heat the remaining oil, pour in the egg and fish mixture, then scatter over the sliced spring onions. Cook on a low heat for 5 minutes, then transfer to the oven for 20 minutes, or until the eggs are just cooked.
- Allow to cool for 15 minutes before removing from the pan. Then slice and serve to warm.
Make sure the fish mixture is cooled before adding to the eggs, to avoid any curdling. A quick tip is to put the mixture into a bowl and put it in a cold utility room! This recipe can be adapted to suit any tastes, I’m going to experiment with a salmon, prawn, chilli and sweet potato version, or try adding some chopped tomatoes, mushrooms to make a definite breakfast version!
Growing up, I loved reading and that really hasn’t changed. I love telling a friend about a book and being able to discuss it after. When one of my best friends messaged me telling me to download this book, as its one of those classic books that gets it right, I knew I was in for a treat. Bizarrely, it was cheaper to buy the actual book as opposed to downloading it onto my kindle. So hello to my first new book in years. I had forgotten just how satisfying new book smell is, odd but true.
This is a kids book, but with a very honest message – choose kindness, always. The perspective changes throughout the story, from August, to his sister, to other kids in August’s class. The quotes and Mr Browne’s precepts are lovely, my personal favourite:
Kind words do nto cost much. Yet they accomplish much. -Blaise Pascal
I was lucky enough to attend Tedx Glasgow last Friday and witnessed some incredible talks. The theme of the conference was A Disruptive World. Highlights for me included Anne Ellis talking about Rennie Mackintosh and the destruction that happened a few years ago in Glasgow School of Art with the fire that destroyed much of Mackintosh’s work. Ellis used to be a university lecturer and you could clearly tell, she had the whole audiences attention!
Ellis Watson spoke for his entire slot, with no slide-deck in another fascinating talk about nature vs nurture and how his being adopted affected him, as did reconnecting with his birth mother. Watson encouraged us all to stop being risk adverse and to live our lifes – don’t spectate your life. He asked us when was the last time we did something for the first time. Something I couldn’t answer.
My favourite speaker of the day was Laura Beveridge; her talk left everyone in tears and visibly moved. She described how she left care after 18 years with only a folder to her name and how the care system leaves children unloved, lonely and vulnerable. Her charity – Who Cares? Scotland does some great work surrounding neglected children and to raise awareness about the issues they face.
If you get the opportunity to attend a Ted or Tedx conference in your area could not recommend it more!
Fieldman’s book of What She Knew, makes for a great easy summer/beach read, with a predictable plot line. It’s interesting to look back on some of the Wall Street events in 2008 and can imagine how some bankers were made out to be easy targets by their bosses and the media. The amount of money that was lost by investors is staggering as is the trust the clients had towards their bankers.
I can never remember downloading books onto my Kindle, and just sort of pick up the next one on the list. I’ve seen another book titled What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan – has anyone read it?
Five months of 2016 have flown buy and I’ve managed to do another 119 miles, taking my yearly total to 530.4 miles. So I’d like to think I’m well on track to hit 1000 miles and even possibly exceed that.May saw the start of the 10K race season, if you look at that map you can see I did two runs, further west than my normal routes in Glasgow. This was for the Polaroid 10K series and I managed to PB in successive races, 48:08, and 48:05. So another goal of a sub 50 10K complete.
The sun has started to appear, so long gone are the days of thick running coats and gloves, after one slightly warm run from the Redbridge up to Spiers Wharf and back, we stopped for some well deserved ice creaming!
I also started running through Victoria Park, the longer evenings mean the park is still open after work and it’s a lovely place with swans, flowers, and various winding paths.