Tag Archives: Recipe

A Contemporary Burns Supper

QMS (Quality Meat Scotland) asked me to come up with a contemporary Burns Supper using Scotch Beef  (it’s PGI certifies provenance, quality and traceability). Always one to pick up a meat-related challenge, I was more than happy to oblige. After a trip to the super-helpful Saunderson’s Butchers in Bruntsfield, I settled on a hearty piece […]

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Mark Greenaway Launches ‘Perceptions’ – a cookbook like no other!

I love Mark, his restaurant and his style of cooking, not to mention his cheeky smile and endless enthusiasm so I can’t wait for the release of his new recipe book in a couple weeks time – the promo video is bright, fun and mouthwatering, surely a taste of what’s to come. I can’t stop […]

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Rhubarb & Ginger Jam Recipe

Rhubarb is one of our best growers in the garden (being an arctic plant the hard frosts we get in the hills keep it very happy) and I’ve spent a lot of time refining this recipe but I’m finally happy with it. I often make up a half batch (just 2 jars) if I have […]

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Delicious & Easy Pheasant Casserole Recipe

I was sent this recipe by a friend last year (thanks Fiona), it sounds slightly odd with the bread but it’s amazing – I cooked it several times during last year’s shooting season and now I’ve got some more pheasants, I’ll be making it again this weekend. Now it’s time to see if I can […]

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Nettle Beer (very easy recipe)

I’ve been wanting to try out this nettle beer recipe for a few years now – and just somehow never managed to get my arse in gear to do it. I’ve just bottled up some homemade elderflower champagne so now that my fermenting bucket is free again I decided to go get cracking with this […]

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An evening with Yotam Ottolenghi – Edinburgh Lyceum, 10th November

Really looking forward to this next week!  Join Yotam Ottolenghi, regarded as one of the most innovative, creative chefs and food writers in the food world, for the long-awaited publication of Plenty More. It picks up where Plenty left off, with over 150 more inspiring, vegetable-based dishes. The chapters are organised by cooking method – […]

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Chocolate Dipped Cardamom Fudge Recipe

For everyone who asked me for the recipe – here it is! This was in the BBC Good Food Magazine’s Birthday issue and having never made fudge before and being in possession of a newish, unused sugar thermometer I decided to give it a go. It’s super simple, although a little heavy on the arms […]

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Tasting Home – Coming of Age in the Kitchen – Book Review

When I downloaded this book (it was Free for a limited time on Amazon recently), I had no idea how fantastic a read it was going to be! Not only did I finish it in less than 24 hours but I’ve now been inspired to reach for my Escoffier and Larousse (there were a lot of French […]

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Dinner’s ON! Inspirational ‘Foodies’ – Barry Lewis

I was recently intro’d to Barry – and you can’t fail to be inspired by his story – it’s well worth sharing and a wonderful encouragement to all ‘foodies’ who have dreams of making a career out of it.  Barry set-up MyVirginKitchen in 2010 and made videos of himself cooking recipes in the evenings and shared them on YouTube – every recipe […]

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More #breadporn from Andrew Whitely…? Do Sourdough

Delighted to hear that the charming Andrew Whitley has a new book launching! His previous book Bread Matters, was only recently shown to me by the lovely Neil Forbes from restaurant Cafe St Honoré and I immediately bought a copy for Science (making bread is his ‘thing’).  And as chance would have it a couple of weeks later Andrew […]

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