Plum And Walnut Jam

Plums are everywhere in the shops and markets just now so it's time to grab those bargains and fill your basket with some Autumnal goodness! This plum and walnut jam is so seasonal it just makes me think of curling up in front of the fire with a plate of toasted crumpets dripping with this gooey yet crunchy jam. This is comfort food in a jar and has just a wee dash of brandy in it to make it something special. I hate to bring up the C word, but now is the time to start building those gift Read more [...]

Labneh In Herb Oil

Labneh is the soft cheese of the Middle East. It can be served both as a sweet or savoury cheese, making it a very versatile addition to your larder (fridge). I have made the sweet version in my Sweet Cream Cheese recipe and in this post I'll share my favourite savoury Labneh in herb oil. So many poeple think that cheese in any form is difficult to make and wouldn't dream of tackling such a venture themselves, rest assured this is a super easy recipe and will soon have you straining yogurt Read more [...]

Pear Liqueur

pear liqueur

Don't you love the fruits of Autumn - pears, apples, plums and rich fruits that speak of comfort, coziness and snuggling up by the fire on long winter nights. These fruits pack a punch of flavour in their raw form and also transfer this beautifully to alcohol when allowed to steep over … [Continue reading...]

Riata Dip

riata dip

Riata Dip is for me the perfect partnership with hot and spicy curries, or in fact anything remotely spicy. We need that cooling calmness to dance alongside the hip-hop heated jitterbug that is spice infused food. Very similar to the Greek Tzatziki Dip, Riata Dip is even simpler with a mere 6 … [Continue reading...]

Cumberland Jelly

cumberland jelly

Cumberland sauce is a real classic and is wonderful when served with gammon, goose or game. It always me think of Autumn and cooler weather, the gorgeous red colouring and spiciness of the sauce and the richness of those dishes. It got me thinking that the sauce is made by using redcurrant jelly so … [Continue reading...]

Carrot Top Pesto

carrot top pesto

You know me, never let anything go to waste!  Well this summer I just had to use every last scrap of the few veggies that I have grown in the garden and the last of the carrots are now coming to an end so I thought I'd share with you my super easy recipe for Carrot Top Pesto. Yes this recipe uses … [Continue reading...]

Summer Salsa Relish

summer salsa

It's the 1st of September and the summer is fading fast. For once we can't complain about our summer weather here in Scotland, we actually got to enjoy a few weeks of really good sunshine. The school holidays are over and Idgy heads back to school looking so grown up now, where is the little girl … [Continue reading...]