“If there ever comes a time when the women of the world come together purely and simply for the benefit of mankind, it will be a force such as the world has never known.”

Matthew Arnold

On Saturday 21st January, millions of women, men and children across the globe, came together in solidarity with those marching on Washington D.C.. I wrote an explanation as to why I took part in this march in my last post, and I was encouraged by just how many people and organisations came out and protested for equal rights.

Before the march, I arrived at my friend’s place at about half 10, where I began making posters and helping her set up the breakfast she was preparing for our friends. As the morning progressed, more people started to arrive and we sat down to coffee, eggs, pancakes and orange juice before setting off to get the metro to the Human Right’s Square in Trocadero.

There were around three and a half thousand people who took part in the Paris march, it was peaceful, we talked with our fellow marchers about what aspects of the protest they felt most strongly, we chanted (though not to all of them as there were chants which I didn’t wholeheartedly agree with), and it was a truly positive way for everyone to vent their fury, disgust and fear that decades of hard work and progression are about to be undone. Fin, bref.

So, we then got home and set ourselves up for a night of food and talking, and as it was the end of a very cold day, we decided to make one of Cait’s favourites, a prune and goat cheese tart. After asking permission to blog about it, we set to work. This is a simple, delicious tasty which could be made for any meal, on any day of the week and is generally a good one to have in your recipe book.

Ingredients, organic as always:

– A roll of shortcrust pastry
– 200g goats cheese, as smokey as you like it, sliced
– 3 large eggs
– 3tbsp whole cream
– 300g pruned, destoned
– 100ml whole cream
– 3 sprigs of fresh thyme, stalks removed

– Preheat the oven to 200°C and spread the pastry over a quiche dish and prick with a fork.
– Spread the slices of goat cheese around the base of the pastry and sprinkle over the thyme leaves.
– In a frying pan, gently heat the prunes for about 5-7 minutes until they start to soften, then scatter over the goat cheese and season.
– Whisk the milk, cream and eggs together, pour over the mixture and put into the oven for thirty minutes.
– Take out and leave to rest for a couple of minutes then serve with salad and a French dressing.

Bon appetit!

If you’re at all interested, here are a few pictures from the Women’s March on Paris…

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