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A Recipe from Viv’s Family Recipes

I thought I’d do something different today. Instead of writing about writing, I decided to give you a recipe from the recipe book I published. Most of the recipes are family ones, some very old, dating back to 1909. You may not want to cook some of these as they are very high in fat and stodge, but are nonetheless interesting.

This recipe was one of my favourites that my grandmother used to cook. She used what she called ‘sweet herbs’. I’m not sure what they were, but substituting Herbes de Provence works well. I suspect the ‘sweet herbs’ were similar in composition.

Anyway, here’s the recipe.



Savoury Pancake filling
(Grandma’s recipe)


125g large open capped mushrooms

2 small onions

2 tomatoes

½ x1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence


Fry the onion a little and add the mushrooms and tomatoes.

Continue cooking until all vegetables are done, and add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve hot on pancakes, rolled up.


This makes an interesting first course or light lunch.


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