Quick Kedgeree

quick kedgeree

Doesn’t this look lovely and colourful and just a tad spring-like? The weather up here on Walton’s Mountain has really taken on that Spring vibe so I’m throwing off my cloak of comfort food and embracing the slightly lighter and more colourful cuisine.

This super quick kedgeree dish is light yet filling and something you can pull together from bits and bobs in the fridge….

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Raspberry and Blueberry Jam

raspberry and blueberry jam

Anyone who reads this blog will know I’m a bit of a jam maker and will haul together almost any ingredients to put up preserves when the mood takes me. Sometimes it is a case of using up what’s in the fruit bowl and fridge that fires my preserving and sometimes it is a case of needs must, this raspberry and blueberry jam is such a case……..

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Puy Lentil Soup

puy lentil soup

It may be March, there may well be a few daffodils bravely nodding their golden heads in the stiff breeze up here on Waltons Mountain, but deary me my friends, it is still bloody cold! It is still wintery and we are not yet ready to cast off the thermals and embrace salad living, oh…

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Guinness Chutney

guinness chutney

It’s St Patrick’s Day tomorrow, rivers will flow green, shamrocks will be in abundance and the world’s population of Irish will multiply by millions as so many will find an ancestor or two that hail from the Emerald Isle. There are so many wonderful things to conjure with when one thinks of Ireland, but an…

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Cranachan Cheesecake

cranachan cheesecake

It is Mother’s Day here in the UK this Sunday, a day that brings a lump to my throat and a tear to my eye. I think of my Mum every day and on this special day miss her more than ever. I would always take her her favourite daffodils and we’d go out for…

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Homemade Yogurt

homemade yogurt

I remember many, many years ago making jokes about hippy types who could knit their own yogurt. You know, you’d see someone in open sandals in midwinter swathed in layers of multi coloured cheesecloth with a multitude of love beads and maybe sporting a dreadlock or two and just know that they were deeply veggie…

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Rice Porridge

rice porridge

Porridge is synonymous with Scotland, and that age old oaty mash is beloved of breakfasters worldwide. However you don’t just have to make porridge with the ubiquitous oat, you can use seeds and nuts like my Paleo Porridge or use up leftover brown basmati rice in this Rice Porridge I’ve made here.

Cavolo Nero Tapenade

cavello nero tapenade

Like so many others I love France and French food, the way they use everything available, waste nothing and can bring out the very best in the humblest of ingredients. While some think of French food as a complicated, cheffy, over styled cuisine, for me it is the rustic, rural dishes that grab my interest…

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