Sunday, January 25, 2015

Spanakopita

The idea for this came from  reading a couple of books by Victoria Hislop, The Thread and The Island, both set in Greece, with good storylines and very well written.  In these she often mentions Greek dishes, and spanakopita was one. 

The basis is the recipe here, but the thought of doing the filo pastry with all that olive oil put me off, so I adapted in and put it into a flan, blind baking the pastry first.  I think it works well.  I made it for my daughter and she enjoyed it.



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Treforest Trail



This is part of the Treforest Community Route and it joins up with the existing Church Village Community Route creating a lovely 6 mile traffic-free trail from Llantrisant to Treforest.  


As this was once an old railway line maybe these archways were for the workers to take cover from passing carriages.


There are a couple of pieces of artwork along the way and below is one of them.  Click and enlarge the notice board shot to see who they are.  Many people will be familiar with one of the statues.