The thought of grappling with another letting agency, paying agency fees, convincing a new landlord of Vulpe and Miaowski's good behaviour, etc etc etc.....was very very bad. So I posted an ad to my workplace's 'marketplace' page, pleading for a nice home within my budget that would be dog/cat friendly.
I soon heard from my landlord to-be, and there began the serendipitous process that would lead to my new residence, as well as a thrilling series of weeeeird coincidences. Only yesterday I was complaining to whoever would listen about my lack of teapot, so I could ensure a more plentiful supply of tea when beavering away on my MA in my upstairs study. Dear readers, what did I then find, in the garden of all places, tucked away behind a splendid collection of terracotta planters?
A MAGIC HOUSE, I TELL YOU.
Anyhoo, for whatever reason I had a hankering for gratin potatoes tonight. I have no idea where the craving came from, but I had a slab of Tofutti mozzarella style in the fridge, as well as a carton of soy cream, so I decided to do something that would probably upset Nigella A Lot and veganize this recipe.
|I halved the recipe so I could use my 250ml carton of soy cream, and I used spring onions instead of reg'lar onions.|
|How do you like my novelty potato?|
|I grated some Tofutti mozzarella style cheeze on top before it went in the oven.|
|By the way, don't leave your pan unattended when you're parboiling the potatoes :(|
I doubt Nigella would approve, but this really hit the spot on such a chilly night!