Courgette and shallot tart and fucking pharmaceuticals

Courgette and shallot tart

I mentioned a while ago having been very sick for over eight months following my second mRNA vaccine. Now there are more and more doctors raising questions, and subsequently being silenced. This video is a discussion between two eminent doctors, one of whom is a cardiologist. They started out as big proponents of the vaccine (as did I), before changing their minds once they’d witnessed major collateral damage.

The fact that, during their discussion, they have to virtually speak in tongues in order to avoid censor by YouTube is real cause for concern. Everybody has to decide what is right for them, but balanced information is needed to make informed decisions, so why the hell is it so difficult to obtain? Pfizer failed to test the vaccine to see whether it prevented transmission of the virus, which didn’t stop governments all over the world from using the ‘get jabbed to save granny’ argument. Just to ward off any facile conclusions that I’m ‘antivax’ (an annoyingly over-simplified label), I’m not; I’m anti being manipulated and lied to, and then poisoned with a product that hasn’t been properly tested.

On a lighter note, my ranting about pharmaceuticals doesn’t stop me going into, and making a spectacle of myself in pharmacies. My son, Léo is trying to gain a few kilos, the better to anchor himself to the rugby pitch, so I asked at our local pharmacy for some high calorie protein powder. Before purchasing, I ‘phoned Léo to check it was what he wanted. It was a bad line and I ended up having to repeat everything he said, quite loudly as it turns out.

I only grasped just how public our conversation had been when I realised everyone in the line behind me was sniggering, and the pharmacist said ‘tell your son not to worry: If he only takes a couple of scoops a day it won’t ‘fuck with his kidneys’.

Recipe for courgette and shallot tart (serves 6 – 8)

Ingredients for pastry:

  • 220g flour (I used spelt flour)
  • 100g butter
  • Cold water

Ingredients for filling:

  • 1 medium-sized courgette, washed and cut into rounds
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 ml double cream
  • 50 mg Cheddar, Parmesan or Comté cheese, grated

To make the pastry, begin by cutting the butter into small cubes. Add to the flour in a mixing bowl and add a pinch of sea salt. Blend by hand until the mixture becomes crumbly. Add the cold water, mixing rapidly with a spoon. Remove the mixture from the bowl onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until you obtain a ball of pastry (if the mixture isn’t ‘sticky’ enough to form a ball, you may need a drop more water). Wrap in a clean cotton tea towel and leave to ‘rest’ in the fridge for about two hours. This relaxes the dough and makes it easier to use. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Roll out the pastry on a clean, lightly floured surface and line the tart tin.

For the filling, begin by frying the courgette rounds and sliced shallots in a little olive oil, then arrange in the pastry case. Break the eggs into a small bowl and add the cream and seasoning (salt, pepper, nutmeg). Beat well to form a homogenous mixture. Add some grated cheese and then pour the egg and cream mixture over the top. Cook at 200°C for 25 minutes, or until the top is golden-brown.


  • Joyce Rebecca Nichols

    I am very surprised a smart woman like you fell for the C scam. It’s killed millions. I have a simple policy. Since I read every ingredient on every box tin or other list of ingredients in a store ( I’m celiac) why on earth would I walk into a doctor and take a jab that they don’t even know what’s in it or what it will do. This defies logic. You are lucky to be alive. Please don’t listen to the gov. Or science and their demands any more. If someone is ordering you to take something it’s time to watch out. They are not looking for your best interest. That’s your job.

    • The Healthy Epicurean

      I didn’t really have a choice; in France we had vaccine passports and in order to visit my mother in the UK, for example, I had to be vaccinated. As I described in my previous post, exemption was impossible. I am lucky to be alive, though.

  • Lucie

    Well said, and I completely agree. Anyone shouting people down with these labels like ‘anti vax’ are not attacking the message they are name calling because they are unable to debate the topic. It’s quite transparent and the media have so
    much to answer for. Courage is contagious, well done you!

    • The Healthy Epicurean

      Thanks Lucie! Totally agree – the name calling boils down to ignorance and laziness. How can you accuse someone who as had two vaccines of being ‘antivax’? It rips my knitting! But the main issue is the censorship, which is absolutely terrifying.

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