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Festive Orange and Tomato Chutney Ingredients

Festive Tomato and Orange Chutney Recipe

Sorry for the brief break in blogging; in between a trip to Pitlochry to see family (oh, and a visit to the House of Bruar Food Court, which is the nearest thing to heaven since I last went to Fortnum and Mason in London) and work trips to London and Dundee, AND THEN our fridge [...]

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World’s Easiest Tomato Sauce Recipe – perfect for pasta, pizza & chicken

World’s Easiest Tomato Sauce Recipe – perfect for pasta, pizza & chicken

I LOVE this recipe. It is so quick, and so easy – and tastes so much better than buying a pasta sauce from the supermarket! It’s made up of only seven ingredients and takes no more than half an hour to make from start to finish. It’s also a perfect recipe for anyone who thinks [...]

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Recipe for Spiced Brussel Sprouts with bacon, garlic & cream

Recipe for Spiced Brussel Sprouts with bacon, garlic & cream

I love this recipe, and I know Stacey does too; if it were up to her I think we’d have this side at dinner every single evening! There’s something about the soft brussel sprouts which are so reminiscent of winter anyway, with the salty¬†crunchiness¬†of the bacon and the seasonal flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves [...]

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Venison Steak - perfectly medium rare

Perfectly Medium Rare Pan Fried Venison Steak with Red Wine Jus

One of my favourite things about living in Scotland is the abundance of great local foods which I had just never tried before when I lived down south. From skurly (the oat and fat based stuffing which is probably the best accompaniment to roast chicken I have ever had) to macaroni pie (does what it [...]

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Pork Tower with Black Pudding, Mushrooms, potato cake and red wine gravy

Autumn Recipe – Pork Tower with Black Pudding & Red Wine Gravy

I always feel that pork is a really Autumnal choice of meat. In the summer, I love a roast chicken salad, or sandwiches made with thin slices of pink beef – but pork never appeals to me in the warmer months. Once the evenings are starting to draw in, however – pork fillet is always [...]

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Edinburgh Farmers’ Market Shopping – October 2012

Edinburgh Farmers’ Market Shopping – October 2012

October was the first month that I decided to try and buy all of the meat for a months worth of dinners at the Edinburgh Farmers’ Market. After a summer filled with lots of takeaways, popping into Tesco on the walk home from work and very little in the way of planned meals, I decided [...]

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Cheap & Easy Duck Cassoulat Recipe

Cheap & Easy Duck Cassoulat Recipe

This weekend’s joint of meat was two duck legs, bought from the Gartmorn Farm stall at the Edinburgh Farmers’ Market a couple of weeks ago. As there’s only two of us in our household, we often find that cooking two duck legs is far too much meat for us – so I used just one [...]

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A Blog Introduction

I first discovered that I loved cooking when I went to uni, and found myself sharing a self-catered flat with four other girls. My mum and grandparents had taught me the basics, but having a kitchen (and a budget!) to myself meant I quickly came to realise that I enjoyed cooking complicated and interesting meals. [...]

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