Seafood Arabbiata is an Italian dish and the word means angry as it’s a hot and fiery sauce that is not for the faint hearted. It is a simple dish to make and I’ve just made enough here for one person but just double up your ingredients to serve more.
Red Pepper Pesto may seem a step too far for those of you who think of pesto as that green stuff in jars in the supermarket, but think again my friends. Pesto is fabulous stuff and making your own is the only way to go. Forget plain basil pesto and think outside the jar and…
Black Forest Brownies are my nod to the 1970s when Black Forest Gateaux was considered the height of sophistication and the prawn cocktail ruled supreme. Okay, come on, nobody ever said the seventies were known for their taste in any department…
Pork can often be considered a bit bland but these pork chops with apple and sage really pack a punch in the flavour department and will make you forget any thoughts you’ve ever harboured about the blandness of pork forever.
Spiced carrot and cauliflower soup is the perfect hug in a mug comfort food for a chilly day. It’s curl up by the fire, feet up in front of the telly or snuggled down with a good book sort of comfort food, I think you get the picture here….
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.