Desserts

Pistachio and Cherry Semifreddo

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Quick get all the frozen desserts made fast, we seem to be having some lovely warm weather here in Scotland this week so I intend to make the most of it while I can. Or could it possibly be that summer has arrived, na I doubt it. We even had a barbecue at the weekend […]

Main Courses

Thai Seafood Salad Recipe

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Thai Seafood Salad Recipe

The taste of this spicy salad all hinges on the freshness of the ingredients used. Ideally you should source your seafood from the local fresh market, but if getting up at 3am to head out for the top pickings of the mornings catch doesn’t sound like your idea of fun, there’s always the supermarket fish […]

Italian cuisine

Italian Seafood Stew

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Italian Seafood Stew

Good fish stock is increasingly available at seafood and other specialty markets. Buy it in small containers and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Ingredients: 3 Tbs. olive oil 1 leek, white and light green portions, halved, washed and thinly sliced 1 small fennel bulb, trimmed and chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced […]

British

Winter Strawberry Cake Recipe

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Winter Strawberry Cake Recipe

One of my friends, an avid Crossfitter who’s been on the paleo diet for around a year and a half, asked me to make her a strawberry cake for her birthday. I believe my exact response was, “Strawberry cake? In winter? Off season? No way!” To which she responded, “I eat white sugar three days […]

Main Courses

Thai Shrimp Soup

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Thai Shrimp Soup

In this recipe, we’re using lemongrass, an ancient Southeast Asian herb, two different ways. First, we’re smashing one of the stalks, and simmering it in the coconut milk broth to infuse the dish with flavour. We’re also thinly slicing another stalk and briefly sautéing it with other aromatics (garlic, ginger and scallion). This step brings […]

British

Crispy Honey Glazed Ham

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Crispy Honey Glazed Ham

A great holiday ham glaze needs to have three things; a wonderful flavour, a gorgeous, shiny appearance, and a crispy, crackling crust you can hear across the room. I’m happy to report this easy to make glaze has all those things in abundance. This honey glaze will work on any size or style of ham, […]

British

Christmas Turkey Roulade with Pumpkin & Cranberry Stuffing Recipe

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Christmas Turkey

This Turkey roulade with Pumpkin & Cranberry stuffing is a fantastic alternative if you don’t fancy roasting a whole turkey, or you’re looking for a creative version of classic turkey. Pumpkin, cranberries and the major guest star Mr Turkey, combine harmoniously to deliver the most out of both the traditional and gourmet side of this festivity. A special mention needs […]

Appetizers

New Zealand’s mussel with Thai spicy sauce

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Thai Mussels

Ingredients 15 New Zealand Greenshell Mussels (half shell) 50gm Carrot – julienne 50gm Mung Bean Sprouts 50gm Red Capsicum – julienne 20gm Peanuts – rough chopped 20gm Spring Onions – julienne 15gm Dried Banana Chips – rough chopped 15 Young Small Lettuce Leaves (small boat shape) Dressing ½ Red Chilli (medium heat) – chopped ½ […]

Breads

Christmas Gingerbread Men Recipes

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Gingerbread Men Recipes

Enjoy your christmas holidays with classic gingerbread men crisp, spicy and friendly. With extra-easy dough you can also decorate cookies with raisins and dried cranberries, following recipes and ingredients to make it: Oh holy night! The stars are brightly shining It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth! Long lay the world in sin and error […]