Cheese and Potato Bake with Beetroot and Horseradish

On our daily walk through the park, Rory and I noticed that the weather has got colder and the need for delicious warm comfort food has come. Inspired by one of my favorite recipe sites; Waitrose, I’ve prepared a delicious cheese and potato bake with beetroot and horseradish. All seasonal ingredients, all favorite ingredients.

Ingredients

  • Butter, for greasing
  • 200ml Crème Fraîche
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1 tbsp Horseradish
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh dill
  • 750g potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 250g Grated Medium English Cheddar
  • 200g beetroot (approx 2 medium), peeled and sliced thinly

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Butter a 20cm round springform tin and line the base with baking parchment.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the crème fraîche, eggs, horseradish and dill together.
  3. Layer half of the potato into the base of the prepared tin. Season and scatter over a third of the Cheddar.
  4. Top with the beetroot slices then more seasoning and another third of the cheese. Finish with the remaining potato slices and more seasoning. Place on a baking tray and pour the crème fraîche mixture over the top. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  5. Cover the tin with foil and bake in the oven for 1 hour then remove the foil and continue cooking for a further 45 minutes or until golden and tender when tested with the tip of a sharp knife. Remove from the oven and leave to rest for at least 15 minutes before turning out and cutting into wedges to serve.

Happy 1st Birthday Gray

Today is the gorgeous Gray’s first birthday and Rory and I were lucky enough to spend the morning with him and his beautiful mummy, Marji. We enjoyed a wonderful play date at their stylish home, where Rory enjoyed playing with Gray’s instruments and I enjoyed some homemade biscotti. In the afternoon we met up with Christine and Gracie for an hour in our local book shop (which is big enough for a crawl around) before heading to music class.

The Glow

I love to look at inspiring images and my current blog crush combines lots of my favorites – interiors, fashion and mums. In its own words The Glow “is a glimpse into the world of inspiring and fashionable moms. Here you’ll find their styling ideas, go-to gear, multitasking secrets, and enviable decor.” I literally lost an afternoon flicking through this.

Fort Greene

Today O, Rory and I had a long walk to Fort Greene. We’ve been meaning to explore this area for a while but hadn’t managed to get around to it. Full of glorious, grand Brownstone houses and some sweet boutique shops like My Brooklyn Baby, it’s a lovely place to spend a morning.

Happy Thanksgiving

Today we were lucky enough to celebrate our second Thanksgiving meal with our wonderful friends here in New York. As usual, the Appleby’s put on a delicious spread, where we all ate too much and drank a little too much bubbly. This year saw the addition of Rory and Mia who enjoyed joining us at the table and had their first taste of turkey. With my beautiful boys, I’m feeling incredibly thankful for another wonderful year.

Williamsburg

Today O, Rory and I caught the ferry to cool Williamsburg where we enjoyed exploring and eating too much. First stop was the brilliant Depanneur, a food shop that sells delicious (British) treats and a deli/coffee shop, this is a must visit. We treated ourselves to some elderflower cordial, British chocolate and some sweet biscuits. Next was the old worldly Moon River Chattel, where jazz was playing and you tend to get lost amongst the wonderful linens and antiques and end up browsing far too many books. After picking up a few stocking fillers for Rory from the brilliant Mini Jake, we all sat down to a delicious lunch at The Meatball Shop, where we enjoyed a spiced cider and some yummy comfort food. In the afternoon we continued to shop at favorite shops such as Sweet William, A&G Merch and Phoneix and Nola. Once at home we treated ourselves to a Jacques Torres hot chocolate and dipped our newly purchased Curly Wurly in. All in all a brilliant, but exhausting day.

Comfort Food

The weather is turning a little chilly here, so O, Rory and I decided to go for a long walk to Cobble Hill and stop off for a comfort brunch at the delicious Karloff. We started off in the beautiful Boerum Hill where we explored the incredibly stylish clothes and interior boutiques, then headed up to Court Street and Cobble Hill. We’ve had our eye on Karloff for a while, their Russian menu is just what’s needed on a cold day and it didn’t disappoint. We all came away full and warm.

Emma’s Design Blogg

One of my favorite ways to relax and be inspired is to look at beautiful interior images and my current favorite place to do so in on the incredibly stylish Emmas Design Blogg. Written by Emma Fexeus who is a freelancing interior stylist, writer and professional blogger, based in Stockholm, Sweden. Her style is Scandinavian (my favorite), but she shows designs from all over the world. I’m particularly loving all of the neutral colors and ideas for Christmas.