I barbecued this weekend. For those who think I just mean gilling hot dogs, I’ll have you know the lamb was on the cold side (on a bed of garden herbs, mostly lavender) was on for five hours and the pork for four. The chicken was more quickly cooked.

But that’s a lot of meat and meat is not something I eat a lot of. Sure we had friends over, but we also had alcohol and were playing Catan, so there were distractions from all the meat.

Spouse is English. Spouse like pies.

May I present, three separate fillings for pies, pastry to be supplied by Spouse.


First up, we have chicken in an Asian-inspired filling with Sriracha, Tamari and ginger

Chicken pie filling with vegetables

Next we have pork with mushrooms, sage, red wine and cider

Pork pie filling with vegetables

And finally the lamb in ale with  shoots

Lamb pie filling with vegetables

The Spouse made the pastry

Pastry shells with filling

And they baked for 40 minutes