Recipe: Courgette (Zucchini) Fritters

Recipe: Courgette (Zucchini) Fritters

  Summer on a plate These courgette (zucchini) fritter/pancakes are extremely easy to make. The hardest bit being the grating! Grated courgettes, fresh herbs, spring onions and feta with some eggs and flour make this a quick and simple dish. Perfect for a snack, light lunch or as a tapasRead More…

Recipe: pa amb tomàquet (tomato bread)

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 aRead More…

Recipe: Creamed Broccoli

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 the stalk, so waste is minimal. Creamed broccoli works well with grills and roasts. Or dilute it with chicken stock and add a splash ofRead More…

Recipe: Creamed Cauliflower

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 like mashed potato… it tastes like cauliflower! But it makes a very healthy almost carb free alternative to the tattie. Creamed cauliflower is also veryRead More…

Recipe: Creamed Celeriac

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 which give it a knobbly bottom and an odd internal pattern. Don’t be put off by the appearance. It is a wonderful vegetable and aRead More…

Recipe: Potato Dauphinoise

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 potatoes and caramelised cheese makes this ideal winter food. Use a floury potato for best results. Serves 4   Print Yum Recipe: Potato Dauphinoise Ingredients500gRead More…

Recipe: Roasted Peppers

Recipe: Roasted Peppers

Mediterranean roasted peppers Roasted peppers are a great addition to salads, pastas and pizzas. You will find recipes telling you to char them in the oven then put them in plastic bags to sweat the skins off. You could do that, but here is a much simpler method that uses vinegarRead More…

Recipe: Baked Potato

Recipe: Baked Potato

Bet you think you know how to cook a baked potato?  A quick ping in the microwave? You’ll never go back to that dreary microwave baked tattie when you try this.  Crisp skin, fluffy insides and delicious.  These can be made in advance and re-heated for later on that dayRead More…

Recipe: Herby Quinoa

Recipe: Herby Quinoa

Tastes of Summer with Sumac flavoured Quinoa We haven’t had the best of summers in Scotland so cheer up with some colour and some sweet sumac.  This dish works really well with fish, esp salmon as well as lamb burgers (which we will have a recipe for next). The quinoaRead More…