Ah it is getting to be the run up to Christmas, November looming large and the ideas for those foodie gifts for Christmas coming to mind. This Spiced Pear and Chocolate jam is the perfect addition to your Christmas hampers this year.
This simple recipe for preserved garlic in oil is very much a French thing and an extremely useful thing to have around the kitchen for making all sorts of dishes. It makes a great foodie gift for Christmas too, perfect for those Christmas hampers.
I call these Auld Alliance Apple Tarts just because they are rather prettily set out in the French style rather than a pie case packed with apple with pastry on top. The Auld Alliance for those not in the know was the name given to the bond between Scotland and France to defeat the English…
I’m on a bit of a health kick with my recipes just now and this kale and spinach souffle omelette is no exception. Sometimes you just want to ditch the carbs and really get into those veggies and know that the comfort food you’re making is also super healthy too.
This is a simple healthy fish pie recipe whereby I mean that I’ve omitted the usual potato topping in favour of a creamy sauce with almonds. This is for the days when you want to go all out healthy and have some comfort food at the same time.
Minced beef with courgettes and hummus is one of my Greek inspired dishes and a real comfort food staple in this house. Any variation of mince is considered standard fare here in Scotland, we are brought up on mince and tatties after-all, but this dish raises the humble mince to new levels.
Chia jams became all the rage last year and I still think they are a great way to whip up a quick and easy jam using up what’s in the kitchen in small quantities that you’ll use up quickly. My sugar free blueberry chia jam has basil for extra depth and flavour, think you’ll like…
Forget the scoop of ice-cream, try my frozen Drambuie souffles as your chilled dessert of choice. These are so posh looking they are perfect for a supper party and definitely one for the grown-ups as they do have that all-important Drambuie liqueur in there.