Scottish asparagus scotty Brand recipe

Recipe: Asparagus, Potato and Egg Salad

Summer on a plate - Asparagus, Potato, and Egg Salad Asparagus season is well underway and with the good weather an excuse for something a little lighter for lunch or an evening meal. I received some Scotty Brand asparagus and potatoes, so put them to use in this seasonal dish. (Click here for Asparagus Cream

Roasted sweetcorn and yellow pepper soup recipe

Recipe: Roasted sweetcorn and yellow pepper soup

Roasted Sweetcorn and Yellow Pepper Soup for The Big Broth When the weather is chilly there is only one thing for it - Soup!  We are huge soup fans at Foodie Towers and I’m always looking for something different from the usual soups that I make.  This roasted sweetcorn and yellow pepper soup not only

Pumpkin ginger apple soup recipe

Recipe: Pumpkin, Ginger and Apple Soup (Vegan)

There’s more to pumpkins than Halloween, or if you are sick looking at pumpkins, try this with butternut squash.  The ginger and cardamom give this an exotic twist, and some much needed taste to the boring old pumpkin. This is an easy to make soup.  So simple, it doesnt need a pot!  Roast the pumpkin,

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