Courgette Thyme Quiche

Courgette Thyme Quiche

The delicate courgette finds the perfect companion in the soothing thyme. They happily get together in the greatest quiche love story ever told.

While your quiche bakes in the oven, your kitchen will smell of late summer.

Late August

August is quickly passing by with its shower of rains and ups and downs of summer heatwaves.

Today is a rainy day and I am brave enough to turn on the oven. I have courgettes and lots of cheese left in the fridge. My thyme is happily looking at me outside the window. It’s time to make a quiche.

I quickly combine all the ingredients, unfold a store-bought shortcrust pastry roll, pour the delicious mix, turn on the oven, and open a book. I breathe the summer notes of thyme and get lost in a new story.

Summer readings

Reading a book is like travelling. We live a different life through the words of an author, we learn about new worlds we might have never heard of, we fight or fell in love with the characters, and something inside us shifts at the end of a story.

Summer holidays are such a great time to dive deep into a book. Fewer distractions and the sense of something new starting at the end of the season make us open that book that we have so long-postponed reading.

It’s a bit tricky if you are not on holiday like me! But today I am savouring that hour while the quiche gets ready. I open that book.

Four recommendations

I was an avid reader while growing up. I then lost the habit when I started working devoured by the London chaos. Quarantine and a book club with the loveliest people got me back into it. I didn’t look back since.

I thought to share here a few books I particularly liked in the last months, hoping to have more recommendations from you in the comments. So yes, this is quite a selfish post! I am always looking for something new to read or listen to.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

If you need a good cry – this is the book for you.

The story is about Lou, a woman trying to figure out her future, and Will, a man who is paralysed after an accident. Not just a love story, also a quest on the meaning of life. Jojo Moyes is such an elegant writer, and I couldn’t take my eyes off the book.

Circe by Madeline Miller

If you are obsessed with myths and ancient Greece like me, you’re simply going to love it.

The clever Madeline Miller uses the myth of Circe, witch of Aiaia, to tell the story of women empowerment, unselfish love, the beauty of mortality and humanity.

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

If you want an uplifting cosy murder mystery, look no further.

I have listened to the audiobook and immediately fell in love with the four witty septuagenarians trying to solve a complex murder mystery in a retirement village. Engaging, hilarious, and sentimental…the perfect summer reading.

Spoiler: the sequel is out this Autumn.

The midnight library by Matt Haig

If you are looking for hope, courage, and self-love, you’ll find them all and more in my favourite book by the beloved Matt Haig.

He can treat extremely difficult topics, like suicide and depression, with levity but no banality. This is a short read but while on a journey with Nora, the key character, you’ll learn more about yourself and your own midnight library.

Back to the courgette thyme quiche

An hour is up, the quiche is ready, time to close my book.

I take the quiche out of the oven while my mind is still in the book. What would I do if I was the key character? What will happen next? I paint all the characters’ faces in mind, I imagine new chapters and write sequels that no wise publisher will ever consider!

The intense smell of thyme and the tic toc of the rain outside brings me back to my kitchen. Dinner time!

I hope you will enjoy this quiche and a good book in these last weeks of summer.

Courgette Thyme Quiche

Course: MainsDifficulty: Easy


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The delicate courgette finds the perfect companion in the soothing thyme. They happily get together in the greatest quiche love story ever told.


  • half onion

  • 600 g courgette

  • 3 eggs

  • 100 g cheddar

  • 30 g pecorino

  • 1 big tbsp of fresh thyme

  • 1 roll of shortcrust pastry

  • Salt & pepper to taste

  • Optional: almond flake to decorate


  • Chop and brown the onions
  • Slice the courgette into thin rounds
  • Pan-fry the courgettes together with the onion for around 5 minutes
  • MIx the courgettes and onions together with the eggs, thyme, milk, and cheese
  • Sprinkle the pecorino cheese on top and decorate with almond flakes (optional)
  • Bake for 30-40 mins at 200 C until golden
  • Let it cool down for 30 minutes and then proudly serve this perfect summer treat!

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