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…

Shakshuka

One of my favourite dishes for a weekend brunch is Shakshuka, a deliciously rich and spicy tomato base with eggs softly poached in the sauce, easy to make and good for sharing. I have eaten this dish in a number of Middle Eastern countries over the years, with each region having their own variations, but…

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…

Treviso

Italy, as you will see by my recent travels, is one of my favourite countries to visit. The food, the prosecco, the scenery and the culture all make it a great place to take a holiday. So when it was suggested that a certain someone wanted to go and watch their beloved Edinburgh Rugby play…

The Barbary

Another work trip to London and another chance to embrace solo dining. This time at The Barbary situated in the very quaint Neals Yard in Seven Dials. Perfect for solo dining as the only seats are around the horseshoe shaped bar facing into the hot flames of the open kitchen! Being a fan of their…