February 12, 2015
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Spinach and Feta herb pie

Hello to all Zebra tenants and families.


This is a really delicious and healthy pie, which is full of herbs and very tasty.

As there is a large amount of spinach to wilt, so either do this in batches or like I did use a very large pan.

As you can see from the photo this was so delicious half was eaten very quickly.

The pie stores well and can be eaten cold, great for packed lunches , or easily reheated in a microwave for a quick dinner.

Happy cooking


Guten Appetit




Spinach and Feta herb pie Recipe – serves at least 6


Ingredients -


For the filling


  • 900g fresh spinach leaves (in pack pre washed)
  • 100g butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 120g roasted red peppers in oil drained & chopped
  • Handful of basil leaves torn
  • 3 tablespoons of chopped mint leaves
  • 3 tablespoons of chopped parley leaves
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 300g feta cheese, crumbled


For the pastry

  • 6 sheets of readymade filo pastry



  1. 1.Pre heat the oven to 200c.
  2. 2.Pack the spinach into a large saucepan, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until just wilted. Drain well in a colander. Set aside, still draining, to cool.
  3. 3.Melt 25g butter and fry the onions for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and fry for one minute. Stir in the peppers and herbs and set aside.
  4. 4.Grease and line a 20cm round spring form tin.
  5. 5.Chop the spinach. Stir into the onion mixture and season.
  6. 6.Melt the remaining butter. Brush the tin with butter and then cover with first filou sheet of pastry leaving it overhanging, and then brush this with butter. Repeat to use all the pastry, arranging each sheet at an angle to the one beneath.
  7. 7.Add half the onion mixture, the crumbled feta, then the remaining onionPull the overhanging pastry over the top to cover and brush with butter.
  8. 8.Place on a baking tray. Bake for 35-40 minutes until crisp. Leave for 10 minutes then release the sides of the tin. The base of the tin I would leave but do not put this in microwave if reheating.
February 5, 2015

Sweet Potato brownies

Makes 10 brownies

- 2 medium to large sweet potatoes (600g)

- 2/3 of a cup of ground almonds (80g)

- 1/2 a cup of buckwheat or brown rice flour (100g)

- 14 medjool dates

- 4 tablespoons of raw cacao

- 3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup

- a pinch of salt


Start by pre-heating the oven to 180C, then peel the sweet potatoes. Cut them into chunks and place into a steamer for about  twenty minutes, until they become really soft.

Once they are perfectly soft and beginning to fall apart remove them and add them to a food processor with the pitted dates – this will form one of the sweetest, creamiest, most delicious mixes ever!

Put the remaining ingredients into a bowl, before mixing in the sweet potato date combination. Stir well.

Place into a lined baking dish and cook for about twenty minutes, until you can pierce the brownie cake with a fork bringing it out dry. Remove the tray and allow it to cool for about ten minutes – this is really important as it needs this time to stick together! Remove the brownies from the tray, leaving it another few minutes before cutting them into squares – then dig in and enjoy!

February 5, 2015


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MADAM BUTTERFLY – ROYAL ALBERT HALL -Thursday February 26th, at 7.30pm, only £16.00


WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN – PLAYHOUSE THEATRE - Wednesday March 11th, at 7.30pm, only £12.00


DAYTRIP TO STRATFORD-UPON-AVON - Saturday 4 April - £16.00 and children go free.

February 5, 2015



Our Board meets on 19 February to approve our budget and decide our priorities for the forthcoming financial year. Those priorities include:

  • Finishing the Anson Road scheme
  • Decorating the Anson Road hallways
  • Replanting the Anson Road garden
  • Moving the laundry for Anson and Carleton to Anson Road
  • Constructing two new flats at Carleton Road
  • Refurbishing the two ground floor flats at Carleton Road
  • Completing the repairs to the hallways at Sentosa house
  • Redecorating and re-carpeting the hallways at Sentosa house
  • Refitting the laundry at Sentosa House
  • Carrying out improvements to the garden at Sentosa House
  • Replacing the lighting in the hallways at Jeannine House
  • Replacing the lighting at Impala House
  • Re-painting the front of 8/9 Impala House

Let us know if you have any other priorities by posting on our blog