Valentines Shmalentines


Not one for being a ritual celebrator of Valentines’ Day, I generally prefer to stay home – open a good bottle of something and eat some equally good food. This trumps being at the mercy of restaurants on this Hallmark Holiday that mostly just capitalize on set menus filled with chocolate fondants and ‘complimentary’ below average bubbles.

So without further ado, this is what I have planned for Friday’s evening in… Roasted Butternut, Leek & Feta Quiche, with a Nectarine & Chavroux Salad. Chavroux is a type of really creamy, soft Goats cheese – it’s amazing, and I only use it on special occasions. You can find it at Woolies in a little conical shaped container – don’t look at the price, just buy it and trust me on it’s incredible flavour and the knowledge that a little goes a long way.

I can’t not mention my favourite wine at the moment, being La Motte’s Pierneef Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – made from organic grapes, it is a beautiful choice to pair with anything summery and creamy. So…Happy V-day in advance, everyone!

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  1. Maddie says:

    I’m so loving your blog! It makes me want to go and make your recipe…like now! Your photos are beautiful…and then there is Oslo…stunning! Nice to have met you yesterday at FBI2014. Let’s meet for wine soon!

  2. themoodycook says:

    Ah thanks Maddie! Was so good to have met you on Saturday – a like minded soul :) Will definitely give you a shout when I venture into the winelands next! Thank you so much for the kind words x

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