Spring is here! And with it a new issue of one of my favourite magazines: The Simple Things. If you haven’t heard of it yet, go and get a copy, it’s absolutely great, with lovely simple ideas to brighten up your everyday life. I’ve been buying the magazine since the first issue came out last year, so you can imagine my absolute delight when they contacted me and asked if I wanted to contribute to their spring issue.
The idea was to come up with three simple recipes that would accompany a feature on country walks. So, it had to be nice picnic food that could quickly be prepared, and that wouldn’t mind being taken on a long walk. I instantly thought of a savoury cake – one of my absolute specialties – and in this particular case I made a courgette/feta cake with mint, which for me really tastes of spring. I also came up with a lovely refreshing ginger lemonade, with a kick of rosemary, and I made some miniature quail’s eggs – because they’re so pretty and really über simple to prepare – which you just dip into salt and pepper for a delightful snack.
But that’s actually not all. On top of the feature, they asked me to contribute a recipe from my blog for their “What’s for breakfast” section. I didn’t have to think twice, it had to be my blueberry pancakes with maple syrup and bacon. It’s one of those wow-I-can’t-believe-this-actually-works-it’s-so-wrong-but-so-right recipes that I just had to share with The Simple Things. And they loved them too!
I ran out of gluten free bread today, and was just about to bake a new batch of my usual when I remembered your courgette and feta recipe from Simple Things. We had almost everything in the house for it, except cheddar which you can’t buy here anyway, so I substituted some grated mozzarella that needed used and of course gluten free flour. It’s just come out the oven, smells heavenly, and I wish I wasn’t full of dinner!
Thank you for tagging me in the Instagram photo of your savoury cake – it looks absolutely delicious 🙂 So glad you made it!
this is absolutely awsome! Congratulations on your gorgeous article in the simple things!! I love that magazine. Tomorrow I will directly go to the bookstall and buy it!!
Danke liebe Theresa!
Awesome stuff Anne! I do not get it regularly here but need to go and find this issue. I really like the magazine as it offer simple everyday things (recipes, etc.) and puts it in an elegant and stylish way. Happy for you!
Hi Anne, wow, I just loved your recipes in The Simple Things magazine this month and have popped online to see your blog. I made your blueberry pancakes for breakfast this morning and they were absolutely delicious!
Thank you Holly, that is really sweet! I’m glad you liked the pancakes – not everyone dares to give the blueberry/bacon combination a try, but it’s well worth it, right?! 🙂
I’ve got my copy. That blueberry pancake with bacon and maple syrup looks absolutely divine – the perfect breakfast in bed weekend treat. Have a lovely week Anne. xx
Thank you Géraldine, I hope you enjoyed them! xx
I’m so excited that this is you!
Ok, that sounds weird, let me explain… I clicked your blog’s link on the Hive blogroll on FB as I’ve just signed up and “London, eating and baking” totally sparked my interest, and then seeing this post made me realise I’d seen your blog noted elsewhere, in TST! I’ve just recently discovered this magazine and completely adore it! This shoot was absolutely divine! Bravo you! I’m dying for it get warmer to make my own lemonade. Your food images are wonderful and I can’t wait to try some of your recipes. Hope to say “Hi” in May. Lou xx
how cool, very excited that you’re coming to The Hive too! I just checked out your blog and it’s absolutely lovely to discover your French lifestyle. Let’s definitely grab a coffee and have a chat in Berlin in May!
Yes, please! That would be wonderful! Until then! xx