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…
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.
It is The Scottish Country Living Fair this week and I shall be making these delicious Figgy Pudding Balls on stage every day along with my Scotch Weyhay! liqueur. I got the idea for these Figgy Pudding Balls from the Spanish Quince paste that they serve with cheese.
I always use olive oil in my cooking and as garlic appears in a great many of my recipes as well it seems only fitting to make my own garlic oil. Infused oils are available in lots of super markets but why buy it when you can make your own homemade garlic oil instead.
Rowan and Rosemary Jelly spells Autumn to me; those glowing red berries like little jewels sprinkled around the countryside mean only one thing, summer has left us and autumn is here, time to wrap up warm and store what we can for the winter months to come.
Sorry there has been no posts for a while, we have been internetless for past 2 weeks. To celebrate the return to normality I thought I’d treat you to this gorgeous Salmon Creme Pot recipe which is just perfect for summer picnics and parties.
Harissa is a handy spice to have to hand in the kitchen. Great for livening up soups and stews and stirring into yogurt for a quick and easy dip. My homemade harissa tastes way better than the stuff you can buy in the supermarket.
We often think of our wintery veggies as a wee bit boring compared to the brightly coloured zestiness of summer fruits and veg, but for me some winter wonders pack a real punch in flavour and usefulness – the lovely leek for example and my recipe for Leek Confit will prove the point.