on good shoes, cat bags and vegetable crumble

This year I’m planning on mastering the art of the self timer to do more outfit posts……failing that, recruiting boyfriend and/or flatmate to take pics for me. Until then I thought I’d show you guys the two staples of my life at the momento. Cat bag and black wedge.
I promised myself this year I’d buy myself a sensible pair of shoes in the sale…so got these bad boys from River Island for £45. The cat bag….well it’s just a little something something I picked up at Welcome Home’s Pop Up Shop at the CCA for £20. These two guys I’m using nearly every day at the moments. The black wedge goes with almost everything and is comfier than it looks and the cat bag…well its fucking yellow, has a long strap and is roomy.

Due to spending all my money in the sales I’m being a bit more inventive with my cooking at the moment. Tonight I had some hard cheese and a courgette that needed using so I thought I’d make Vegetable Crumble.
TRUST ME – It tastes far better than it looks.

Delicious delicious pantry food.

I wasn’t going to blog about as had no idea where it was going to rank on the flavour scale, yet Claudia Nova from Lux Exterior said if it turned out nice I should blog about it, so Claudy – this is for you.
First of all I should say this guy is not only easy as hell but it’s the kind of thing you can make when you have no food in the house – and it’s all kinds of delicious. I don’t really use scales…I’ve been cooking for so long it’s really a lot of guess work and looking at something and guessing if it looks okay. Either way…the recipie I made should serve 3.

What you’ll be needing:
Filling
Sliced Courgette
Teaspoon of Olive il
1 Bell Pepper (of your choice)
1 onion diced
2 sticks of celery sliced
a carrot sliced
2 handfulls of mushrooms sliced
teaspoon of mustard
teaspoonish of oregano
dash of soy sauce
garlic clove chopped fine
Crumble Topping
Plain flour – maybe a cup and a half
Butter – I used maybe 40g? I’d say for a fucking amazeballs topping 75g
Cheese – of your choice, grated. As much as you like

Get a big saucepan…head up your oil, add the veg. Really your filling can be whatever the fuck you have lying at the bottom of your vegetable drawer. Parsnips, potatoes, tomatoes…..if they are dying a little but still good for the eating chop them up real nice and stick them in. I’d say a tin of tomatoes would elevate this dish from really good to really awesome…but that’s just me. While the vegetables are cooking (medium heat) make your crumble topping in a separate bowl. Flour and butter – rub till you get breadcrumby like goodness. Add the cheese and mix in with your hands. Your hands = best thing for this guy. By the time your crumble topping is ready your veg should be looking nice and cooked, give them 5 if you fancy. I was chopping my veg and adding at whim while bits and pieces cooked…so maybe 10-15 minutes all in all?
Pour veg into pie dish…or glass dish or whatever you cook your cottage pies and the like in. Pour on crumbley topping and spread across. Shove in oven on medium heat and cook for 40 minutes till golden. Less if you have a fan over.
Serve with brown sauce and settle down for a boxset.

Back to Glasgow Film Festival Offices tomorrow – earlier than expected but I can not wait. I’ve been going stir crazy waiting for this year to begin, but either way it’s going to be awesome. Now just to find my office key……

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