British

Roast Chicken with Garlic and Lemon

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How to roast chicken

As simple as a roast chicken is to prepare, there are some definite do’s and don’ts when it comes to poultry perfection: DO dry off the skin of the chicken as thoroughly as possible. Extra-dry skin = extra-crispy skin. DON’T skip the step of trying the chicken legs together. It keeps them closer to the body […]

Breakfast

Mashed Avocado and Cherry Tomatoes Sandwich

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Mashed Avocado and Cherry Tomatoes Sandwich

I am currently in the middle of a love affair… With avocado. It is warm, thick, crunchy on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside, completely vegan, and utterly delicious. I can also say mouth-watering, appetizing, delectable. All synonyms of food heaven. Thinking now I have always loved avocado. Guacamole has always been one of […]

Breakfast

Delicious Bran Pancakes Recipe

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Bran Pancakes

Surprise  your family on a Sunday morning or any other morning by making those deliciously tasty bran pancakes. Either by serving them with sautéed pears and apples or by just covering them with maple syrup you gonna send everybody in food ecstasy. Printable Recipe:

Desserts

Cookies & cream chocolate layer cake

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Cookies & cream chocolate layer cake

Chocolate cake is almost a foolproof dessert for parties and gatherings, because pretty much everyone loves chocolate. If we add a smooth cookies and cream filling, we get a lovely 7-layer beauty that is sure to be the centre of the party. This cake is one of the best I made, because the layers are […]

British

The best roast turkey

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Best Roast Turkey

Are you roasting a whole turkey for the first time this year? Or perhaps you’ve done this many times before, but you want a quick refresher to brush up on the basics? We’ll help you make your mama proud with these step-by-step instructions for roasting a whole turkey. Here is our super basic, super simple, […]

Breads

Summer Yogurt Fig Cake Recipe

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Yogurt Fig Cake

This beautiful cake was the first time I baked with Greek yogurt and became a convert. Moist, buttery cake, fragrant with cinnamon and ginger and topped with fresh seasonal figs. It was heaven in loaf form!  

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 […]