Tomato bread recipe Catalan Spain

Recipe: pa amb tomàquet (tomato bread)

One of my favourite Catalan dishes is really simple, it's just bread, tomato, olive oil, garlic and salt.  There's hardly any cooking involved and is perfect alongside a beer, but with wine and well anything! It can be served as a snack on its own, as a starter or beside a salad for a light dinner.

snert dutch split pea soup recipe

Recipe: Split Pea and Ham Soup

Snert yourself warm It may be Spring but it's still soup weather and this Dutch split pea soup, inspired by our trip to Stads Koffyhuis in Delft, will warm you up with its thick texture.  It's full of vegetables and pork, omit the pork for a veggie friendly version.  A classic winter dish, it's commonly

Scallop and black pudding salad 5pm Christmas

Recipe: Scallop and Black Pudding Salad from The Pipers Tryst

  5pm booking website have brought out a Christmas recipe book.  The book features Christmas recipes from Glasgow and Edinburgh restaurants and can be downloaded for free from their website - http://www.5pm.co.uk/christmas-recipe-book/ We liked the sound of the Scallop and Black Pudding Salad by Chef Eddie Shaw of The Pipers Tryst in Glasgow, so we

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Recipe: Thai Pumpkin Soup #PumpkinRescue

Halloween is soon here and in the run up to 31st October, some 100,000 pumpkins are set to be purchased in Scotland with a truly frightening two-thirds being chucked away rather than eaten! Figures from Zero Waste Scotland reveal a massive 340,000kg of pumpkin sold in Scotland in 2014 was wasted – 230,000kg of which

salad shirazi

Recipe: Salad Shirazi

Iranian inspired summer salad A tangy salad of cucumber, tomato and onion from Iran. Perfect with spicy food. Serves 4 The Dressing 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh mint or parsley. Salt and pepper to taste A Salad Shirazi should be tangy, so don’t skimp on the

sweetcorn fritters

Recipe: Sweetcorn Fritters

Easy to make Sweetcorn Fritters Recipe A quick lunch or simple summer dinner, these sweetcorn fritters look harmless but pack a punch with the addition of some warming chilli.   Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl, making a well in the centre for the eggs. Add the eggs and half the milk.

crab avocado salad

Crab and Avocado Salad

Crab and avocado are great on their own. Combined, they make a great salad. The version here is for a main course, but you could leave out the egg and potato for a lighter starter. You could also substitute the crab for any other crustacean… prawn, brown shrimp, langoustine etc. Always use ripe avocado. You

tomato salad

Recipe: Marinaded Tomato Salad

A simple salad of marinaded cherry tomatoes that you will find across Eastern Europe. Perfect with cheese, cold meat or anywhere you would like a pickle taste. Serves 4 Ingredients 200 grams of cherry tomatoes 300ml of vinegar. This is not the time to use chip shop vinegar. Organic cider vinegar is my favourite, but

Breakfast sushi yutaka

Recipe: British Breakfast Maki Roll

British Food Inspired Sushi We love our sushi and when we saw that Yutaka had developed some British/Japanese sushi we had to have a look. They have created six British sushi recipes including Deep-fried Haggis Onigiri. The others are: British Breakfast Maki Roll Fish & Chip Nigiri Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding Roll Cream Tea