Lamb stuffed cabbage leaves are comfort food to me. They give you the welcome illusion of spring time with the vibrant green colour of the cabbage leaves, but the warming spicy minced lamb inside is sheer winter warmer stuff. A great combination at this time of year or any time for that matter really.
Creme Brulee is a traditional French dessert so adding a wee taste of Scotland by making it a porridge brulee is a nod to the famous French Scottish Auld Alliance and a great wee recipe to finish off your Scottish haggis fueled festivities on Burns Night on 25th January.
Roasted aubergine soup is comforting, warming and healthy too; a great way to start the New Year. With it’s aubergines, peppers and oregano and thyme this is a bit of a Greek style recipe and is rather apt since I’m off to lovely Creek this weekend for a few weeks.
Cranachan is a traditional Scottish dessert that mixes oats, cream (traditionally the creamy Scottish cheese Crowdie was used instead of cream), raspberries and whisky. Serving this rich dessert in tiny glasses makes it the perfect little treat for your Hogmanay party.
With New Year and of course Hogmanay fast approaching I thought I’d share a couple of recipes from my book A Wee Taste Of Scotland (Scottish Party Food), so today it’s a savoury snackette, my Finnan Fingers. Sort of posh fish fingers with history!
Kourabiethes are those gorgeous little Greek Christmas biscuits that are very much a type of shortbread so they tick all the boxes for this blog being both Greek biscuits but based on good old fashioned Scottish shortbread, what could be better!
These nutty stuffed apricots are a super quick and easy foodie gift to make for Christmas. Perfect for that last-minute prezzie for a foodie friend when you’re caught on the hop or maybe need a hostess gift when visiting friends for a festive supper.
It’s time to get cracking on making those festive foodie gifts for family and friends. This Fiery Mustard is a great idea and takes you away from the usual sweet jams and preserves that are so popular in gift hampers.