Sunday evening, afresh triumph of running 7K with my running group, I decided that a shepherd's pie was in order to combat the cold. There is no special recipe that I follow, I throw in whatever I can find and takes my fancy in the kitchen. Mushrooms and carrots were in order this time, with nutmeg, cumin and a bayleaf thrown in for good measure. The mash potato topping – more nutmeg, butter and milk and a pinch of salt. It may not sound exciting but it was very tasty in a warm and comforting kind of way.