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.
Happy New Year! Sorry I’m a few days late at getting into the January swing but have been rather busy round here of late. Nothing terribly exciting, just the usual Christmas and holiday stuff. Time seems to fly between Christmas and New Year and you never really know what day it is. I thought I’d…
The other week I was asked to do cooking demos at the Edinburgh Foodies Festival. What a treat, now what recipes could I whip up on stage – had to be my herbal recipes and of course that meant pesto – smokey parsley and almond pesto to be exact!
It’s summer, it’s Scotland and of course it’s bloody raining (yet again). Quite frankly I (along with the rest of the population here) am sick and tired of it. Grey skies and winter woolies do not a summer make. Fabulous summer goodies like strawberries and basil do though. So here is my strawberry and basil…
By garden is blooming just now. Verdant, lush, bountiful and ever so green. But it is not flowers and veggies that are sprouting with such abundant glee, oh no my friends, it is weeds….