Recipe: Lamb, Leek and Nigella Seed Casserole

This recipe is from the British Leek Association website and has been developed by Katriona MacGregor.  Please visit to see their other recipes. Mr Foodie…

Recipe: Bonne Maman Valentine’s Chocolate Cake

Is there anything more romantic than getting something home-made? A card? Dinner? or this cake?  Bonne Maman have this delicious cake recipe which I had…

Recipe: Creamed Broccoli

Tired of trees? Then here is a creamy alternative take that will change your opinion on broccoli forever. It also has the advantage of using…

Recipe: Creamed Cauliflower

Cauliflower cheese is nice, but there are many other ways to cook this great vegetable. Creamed cauliflower is one of them. Creamed cauliflower does not taste…

Recipe: Smoky Brae Smoked Sugar Cookies

I don’t normally rave about certain ingredients. More likely a must visit cafe or pub, but today I’m going out on a limb – buy…

Recipe: Creamed Celeriac

Creamed Celeriac I sometimes see people in supermarkets staring at celeriac, clearly wondering what you do with it. That’s not surprising. Celeriac has long stringy roots…

Recipe: Potato Dauphinoise

This French dish is a classic and rightly so with all the perfect ingredients – carbs and fat!  The rich and tasty mix of crumbly…

Recipe: Whisky Gravy

  Traditionally, the only thing that was poured over haggis was a dram. But times change, and whisky sauce is now a popular part of the…

Recipe: Tipsy Laird

Tipsy Laird Pudding will go well with your Burns Night celebrations, or any night when you fancy a cheeky pudding.  This one has a pub…

Recipe: Dry January Moscow Mule Mocktail

Banish the January blues and with a ginger beer mocktail Mr Foodie loves ginger beer, ginger sweeties and well basically ginger in any form! He’s also…

Recipe: Blooms French 75 Cocktail

It’s nearly New Year and another excuse to have some fizz!  This is an easy cocktail to make Gin, lemon, sugar syrup and fizz. Make…

Recipe: Sugar Syrup

Lots of cocktails ask for sugar syrup. It is used to add sweetness without the grainy texture of sugar crystals, and to add bulk. You…

Recipe: Chicken Katsu Curry by Yutaka

You’ll probably recognise the Yutaka curry block from the shelves of your local supermarket but think that making Japanese food is all fiddly and needs…

Recipe: KFC Hack To Celebrate Xmas

Kurisumasu ni wa Kentakkii Or “Kentucky for Christmas”! Started back in 1974 as a marketing campaign in Japan this has been popular ever since, although…