Thursday, September 8, 2011


My friend Wendy sent this most purrrrrfect ATC from Blissful ATC Swap. I just adore it because I love the book THE MOUSEHOLE CAT which features the stargazy pie dish. Thank you so much for this magical ATC Wendy! Stargazy pie is a Cornish dish made of baked pilchards, covered with a pastry crust. The pilchards are arranged with their tails toward the centre of the pie and their heads poking up through the crust around the edge, so that they appear to be gazing skyward. Along with the fish, a typical stargazy pie would contain hard-boiled eggs, bacon, onion and mustard. Many recipe variations around these ingredients exist, some which include boiled potatoes and white wine. All recipes for the stargazy pie are topped with a shortcrust pastry lid, through which the fish heads and even tails protrude.The dish originates from the village of Mousehole in Cornwall, and is traditionally eaten during the holiday of Tom Bawcock's Eve.


B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

I like the story of the Mousehole Cat! Did yu noe that thare is a film ov it, based on the pikchers in the book?

We sor a program abowt how they mayde it on tv.

The laydy hoo did the pikchers showd us how she payntid them. She calld it her 'magik payntbox' becos she sed she had yewsd the sayme wun since she was a littol gerl an still the cullers haddent run owt!

They put the pikchers into a compewter an mayde them moov. She was amayzed wen a seagull she had paintid got up an flew!

Lesley said...

wow what a great ATC Karla. Love the story behind it too.
Keep watching the mail.....oooo can't wait til you see it.