Tag Archives: Recipe

A colourful (& easy) smoked salmon with claw crabmeat recipe

If you’re anything like me, the recent Spring weather may have turned your thoughts to lighter sunnier dishes (and bbqs). So, when the lovely people from Aberdeenshire’s John Ross Jr Smoked Salmon offered me a beautiful looking, fine dining restaurant-quality recipe for the website I was more than happy to share it. (I only wished […]

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How to Cook the Perfect Steak – nothing says ‘I love you’ better!

Known as ‘Steak Girl’, I do eat a lot of the stuff and knowing how to cook a good one is an essential bit of foodie knowledge. To me. nothing says ‘I Love You’ better than a perfect and lovingly cooked steak in the comfort of your own home. So, with Valentines day on the […]

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Mexican Fondue – my new favourite Fondue recipe

As friends will well know, I’ve long been a big fan of a hearty Fondue, most dinner guests have had one at some time or another while visiting. Whilst I have extensively experimented with different cheeses in the quest for the perfect mix (my best yet is Gruyere, Emmental & Jarlsberg), I’ve always stuck to […]

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Homemade Honeycomb (very easy) recipe

I love honeycomb and this is a really simple, 3 ingredient Nigella recipe that is a joy to make especially as you watch the molten mixture bubbling away and then how it foams up once you add the bicarbonate of soda – a true food geek’s delight! Ingredients: 100g Caster Sugar 4 tablespoons of golden […]

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My super easy Keema Lamb Curry recipe #whambamthankyoulamb

  I recently spent a lovely afternoon in Edinburgh’s New Town Cook School along with some fellow food bloggers to learn more about Scotch Lamb. It’s on of my favourite meats so didn’t need to be asked twice, especially as we got to cook (& eat) our favourite dish after the demos. The lemony lamb […]

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New Zealand Lolly Cake Recipe (courtesy of Mrs C’s Cakes)

‘Stampie’ brought a very interesting cake into the office today, essentially a refrigerator cake with kids sweets encapsulated in it and coated with coconut! It was fab although the 2 pieces I scoffed were more than enough to satisfy any sweet cravings for a wee while. I dropped Mrs C from Mrs Cs Cakes a […]

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Ants on Toast for Tea anyone…?

I had to laugh when I spotted a friend’s recent facebook update about a recipe book used by her family when she was wee – the comical bit was the fact that they have a recipe using Ants (yes the little black crawly things) and not only that but also tips on the best places […]

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Cheese Fondue – don’t mind if I do! (recipe)

You may have noticed I’m having a bit of a love-fest with dishes more suited to the colder weather and after ‘visiting ‘Morocco with a ‘summery’ flavoured Tagine yesterday, tonight I’ve gone to the mountains in search of snow and cheese, in fact mountains of it! (Cheese Fondue, as my friends all know, is often […]

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Chicken, Lemon & Olive Tagine – recipe

With the beautiful weather this weekend, cold yet sunny it was time to cook up one of my favourite tried and tested recipes, a mediterranean influenced chicken, lemon and olive Tagine, another super easy to make yet delicious offering. If you don’t have a tagine, a casserole dish or slow cooker work just as well. […]

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Crock-Pot Liver & Bacon – welcome Autumn with this offally easy recipe

With the recent spell of cold, blustery weather (i.e ‘the Summer’) here in Edinburgh, I thought it was about to time to get the trusted crock-pot out and make some comforting dishes to soothe the soul and make me wish it was quite so miserable outside! Slow-cookers are great for much more than just casseroles […]

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