Take a packet of oatcakes and blitz them down with a bag of pecans and half a pack of butter, press into a tin and chill, then bake until golden.
Then blend a couple of packs of ricotta with a couple of packs of crumbly goats cheese, some fresh herbs and season, then add 4 eggs until it resembles a thick batter and then pour on top of the base and bake in a medium hot oven until it is brown on top, slightly set but still wobbly.
Take out and allow to cool slightly before devouring. We had ours with chutney and an avocado, cucumber and parsley salad. (This recipe was adapted from the one on http://twinnydip.blogspot.co.uk/ ) I will be making another one of these but with walnuts in the base and blue cheese instead of goat's cheese. Another winner might be an almond base with feta and mint and an juicy olive and roasted tomato salad. Expect more photos of savoury cheesecakes to follow...
I have also been talking to Philip Cambell (@philcampbell) about his new venture: http://thepistreet.com/ which is a brilliant idea developing social signage into a storytelling medium that connects local independent stores to their customers and to each other. The basic idea is that the strength of local independents is their stories and their relationships with customers, and the pistreet project shows us a way to strengthen and develop these things using technology in the form of social signage screens. We are super excited about this project and can totally see how this would work in the Family Cafe setting, so please have a look on his site to find out more.