Oh Dear.... What happened to me last week? That was a really strange week - weird though... Is that Saturday or Sunday today? For some reason (Only God knows what) I've lost a plot...
Last week, everything turned upside down - sleepy days, then the sleepless nights, the weather didn't want cooperate with us at all... one day the sun was shining so we took all the gear out to welcome the balcony season, the next day we put the winter coat on again... arghhh...
... I've missed a three yoga classes - VERY BAD OF ME!!!! :(
...We didn't even cook anything particular, just a super extra quick dishes... most probably we were eating them in an extra rapid pace... I don't remember what we've been feeding our bodies with last week... :(
Ok, I remember something - I remember the exam I had last week - Oh God, I was afraid of it like a hell... however, when I left the class all my emotions and stress have gone forever. VERY WELL!!! :)
Oh, I must not forget to mention all the beautiful words and response we received from friends and strangers on the appeal for help to Jarek's sister...for which we are very grateful... THANK YOU!!!
The week ended with a visit of a good friend of mine who I haven't seen for a long long time...We sat for a whole night, chatting, gossiping, watching films... All these seasoned with some great food (finaly) and with bottle of our favourite Pinot Grigio...
... And now relax... flannel pyjama, woollen slippers, favourite fluffy blanket, huge cup of lemon tea, our comfortable sofa and the strong wind outside the window... Oh..and let it blow...
...and sundried tomatoes and olive loaf with fresh rosemary and mozzarella cheese...
Recipe tracked down a few weeks ago on this blog, and then forgotten, and found again by an accident at the BBC Good Food, slightly modified by us, which was associated with the current contents of our fridge... as we do not waste any food at home. It is so great recipe that can be easily modified according to your taste! We took an advise of Polka who left the loaf in the oven until completely cool to not fall down .... and our didn't fall down!!
100 ml olive oil, plus extra few drops for greasing
200g plain flour
2 large sprigs of fresh rosemary
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
100ml soy milk (Original recipe contained cow's milk)
a handful of black olives, pitted, plus extra small handful of green olives (optional)
100g sundried tomatoes in olive oil, roughly chopped and drained of oil
120g mozzarella cheese (or other favorite cheese)
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
Preheat oven to 190stC. Grease the loaf tin with oil and sprinkle it with bread crumbs or coarsely ground cornmeal.
Drain off the tomatoes and olives on paper towels and cut it carelessly. Grate the cheese. In a bowl, mix the flour and baking powder. Add the remaining spices and herbs (at your option, preferably fresh).
In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs with olive oil and milk. Then mix together the dry and wet ingredients and mix gently with a wooden spoon. Add the cheese, tomatoes and olives, leaving a little of each to decorate at the end. Pour the mixture into the tin and decorate with remaining tomatoes, olives and cheese. Bake for 30 - 40 minutes until the cake feels firm to the touch and is golden and crusty on top. And now you can serve it on its own or with a sprinkle of olive oil.
Enjoy and have a nice, relaxing weekend!!