Upside-down Tomato Spinach Plato Filo Pie

individual portion

187.5g tinned Butter Beans
40g toasted flaked Almonds
1 Albumen lightly whisked
30ml Sunflower Oil
250g frozen whole leaf Spinach thawed and squeezed
25g flat leaf Parsley a little sliced
30g Table Cheese eg Twineham Grange, finely grated
420g baby Tomatoes halved
1 red chilli seeds and membrane removed to reduce heat, sliced into small strips
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
2 sheets of Filo Pastry

Preheated oven to 190°C

PLATO (10min)
Prepared the Plato by mixing together the first three ingredients
Spread the Plato on 21x16x6cm glass oven dish fully lined with parchment paper
Baked 10min

SPINACH (10min)
In small frypan fried the Spinach in 15ml Sunflower Oil for 10 min
1min before the end stirred in the Parsley
At the end of cooking stirred in the Cheese

TOMATOES (10min)
In medium large frypan fried the Tomatoes in 10min Sunflower Oil for 10min
7min before the end added the Chilli
5min before the end added 5ml Sunflower Oil to the pan and let the garlic blond in this, keeping away the Tomato juices until it has coloured a little, before stirring into the Tomatoes

Spread the Tomatoes evenly over the Plato
Spread the Spinach on the Tomatoes
Placed the Filo Sheets folded to slightly bigger than the oven dish over the top of the Spinach and tucked in the sides
Baked 20min still at 190°C

Served after carefully turning upside down over a dish
this looks more attractive without the egg in the beans
another time may add some beans and almonds alone, with the albumen blended into the rest of the beans and almonds on top, to cook

complete protein 25.9
saturated fats 11.4g

W 260 abcd

Sable round brushes, colours and paper:
n.6 Italian Venetian Red
n.5 Aureolin (unused)
n.10 Lapis Lazuli Genuine
Watercolour paper NOT 280gsm 38 x 28cm

additional exercise using all materials above:
painted with guidance and singing the song if stuck
one verse obtaining one line of the painting for a while


same colours as yesterday different brushes
initially this seems to want to show the difference between paying more attention to Aureolin aka knowledge or understanding
versus paying more attention to trusting God, faith
the n.10 brush changing from Aureolin to Lapis Lazuli would indicate this to me perhaps
reminding perhaps also the time when in 2015 the focus shifted from wanting to know about me to wanting to know about God perhaps
(I was 60 then)

n.6 this is about tolerance, everything is dear to God, God cares for every part of Himself, the detail perhaps
God is in the detail perhaps
All receive God’s guidance, support, ports, rounded shapes like harbours
in Italian Venetian Red aka humans

n.10 value everything but not too much
God’s worlds wherein joy can live, spheres, planets , no
God’s encouraging presence, found within a shape, no
God’s comforts where hearts can feel at home perhaps, forts
upright lines perhaps
in Lapis Lazuli Genuine
this is the main structure perhaps
followed by red, no
seconded by red, no
with red within, no
interwoven with red, no
red is like a glow to it
the opposite of a shadow
it does not have the same shape
and is not cast by the blue shape
It is something separate and yet connected
like the glow of the lamp in ‘Braque Curtain’

note the shape of the face left by the writing, shape shape where the mouth is and perhaps the eye
it seems to me
perhaps, though it appears different in the draft format, here no would seem to be the mouth
perhaps God’s way of telling me I was making a mistake earlier – no! –
my apologies

n.5 thank God
if discomforted
Aureolin can be upright lines or horizontal lines, where there are no forts
but not without ports which are everywhere, all receive God’s support

Blue uprights like forts
Yellow uprights and horizontals
Red harbours or glows everywhere

with regard to what initially suggested itself perhaps it is not a difference as much as a balance
just guessing of course
but perhaps this time requires a balance of both
trusting God and understanding
and God finds or imposes the balance where it is uneven