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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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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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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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