Challah Bread

One of my favourite types of bread to bake is Challah Bread, a sweet enriched bread which is soft and great to toast or to eat on it own, either way slathered in butter is mandatory! Patience of course is always required in bread making, but in this case it definitely pays off. One thing…

Cheesy Polenta with Tomato Sauce

On my last trip to Italy I went a bit crazy in a local market bringing back lots of delicious food. This included some Truffle Polenta which has laid at the back of the cupboard since then, and was uncovered in a lockdown tidy up. I found this recipe online, and you won’t be surprised…

Boozy Raspberry Ice Cream Cake

A quick and easy dessert I often turn to is Nigella’s Passion Fruit Ice Cream Cake, a few ingredients, quick to make and a delicious after dinner treat. I decided to take her basic recipe and use it to make a Raspberry version, given the abundance of raspberries I had and also a cheeky bottle…

Pasca, Romanian Easter Cheesecake

I was supposed to be in Bucharest over the Easter weekend, but this little issue of a pandemic put paid to that. Now, don’t get me wrong whilst sad about it, I would rather be safe and well at home, there will be other times to visit! To add salt to the wound, this months…

Mary Berry’s Lemon Cake

Mary Berry really is the go to baker when you just want cake and you want it to be easy to make, and that’s exactly what this tangy tasty lemon cake is. This is taken from Mary’s Baking Bible, the sacred book of cakes! However, I did a different topping as I fancied a thicker…

Fluffy Sourdough Pancakes

We are on lockdown and I have got sucked into the trend of making my own sourdough starter, I’m easily lead what can I say! However, I am not a fan of discarding so much starter each time you feed it. I found a Sourdough Starter recipe that does not require you to discard until…

Carrot and Coriander Soup

It’s chilly outside, it’s supposed to be spring and we are on lockdown! So it still feels like the right time to make a nice bowl of warming soup.  On a recent supermarket visit for essentials, I could only get a large bag of carrots, I like a carrot but there are only so many…

Haar, St Andrews

Haar: A cold sea fog that most often occurs on the east coast of Scotland. But also a new(ish) and rather good restaurant up in St. Andrews. We were visiting St.Andrews at the beginning of February for our anniversary weekend and having read great things about Haar we decided to give it a try. The…

Rhubarb at The Prestonfield

Nothing beats a Sunday Roast, especially one at Rhubarb at Prestonfield House. Prestonfield House is one of my favourite places to have afternoon tea, a special dinner or for Sunday Lunch, with a short walk round the grounds to see the Highland Cows and Peacocks to work up an appetite (or work off what you…

Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery, Glasgow

A wet windy Wednesday seen us both work in Glasgow for the day, and with no real rush to go home and a list of recommendations of eateries in the City in our back pockets, it seemed a good idea to take advantage.  The first place to be ticked off the list was The Two…