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Shortbread Stars

The summer holidays roll on, we’re about 3 weeks in now but I find it best not to count and just embrace it. We’ve had some wonderful weather and have been out and about a lot. Today was our first … Continue reading

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Chinese Pork Belly and Cashews

My love of pork knows no bounds. This simple pork belly recipe has become a favourite with us all and has been promoted to ‘weekly’ status;. Ingredients 2 strips of pork belly per person (1 strip for a child/small appetite) … Continue reading

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Roast New Potatoes with Yoghurt and Chive Dip

Quite often the simple dishes are the best. A few good ingredients and you can create something delicious. This dish works as a light lunch, supper or as a side dish for a barbecue. Ingredients 5-6 new potatoes per person … Continue reading

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Ras El Hanout Chicken with Yoghurt And Lemon Dressing

This is the perfect midweek meal – not too many ingredients and minimal prep time, well apart from the chicken but that pretty much cooks itself. Ingredients Whole Chicken Ras el hanout 2 lemons 1 carrot per person Cous cous … Continue reading

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Goats Cheese, New Potato and Chive Frittata

As I pondered the title of this dish I considered whether to call it an omlette or a frittata. Frittata sounds a bit more special but I didn’t want to be misleading and seeing as I didn’t actually know what … Continue reading

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Easy Chicken Korma

A while back I gave you an alternative to an expensive chinese takeaway, this time I’m tackling Indian. Of course you could just open a jar, however it’s no comparison to a fresh curry. Sorry no pic, it kinda got … Continue reading

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Barbecue Food: New Potatoes & Red Onion with Lime Chilli Butter

The weather has been good here in Scotland and we’ve been making full use of our barbecue. I’ve now moved into ‘barbecue anything’ territory. Last week we had barbecued bacon roll for breakfast. This week I’ve been buying fresh pineapples … Continue reading

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Lemon Drizzle Muffins

My coffee shop at home was completed when I learned to make these lovely muffins, the perfect accompaniment to a good coffee. Ingredients (makes 12) Oil for greasing tins 340g plain flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda Finely grated zest … Continue reading

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The Best Chocolate Brownie Recipe Ever

I know, it’s a very big claim. BUT this has been rigorously tested by Victoria at the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School and after tasting the results I can absolutely vouch for the perfectness of these brownies. Ingredients oil to … Continue reading

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Basic Victoria Sandwich with Butter Icing

Can you believe I’ve never made a Victoria sandwich? It’s the equivalent of never having roasted a chicken. It took me over a year to pluck up the courage to roast a chicken when I moved in by myself at … Continue reading

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Cooking With Kids: Coconut Parfait

When you open the curtains on a Saturday and see the weather is as driech as it is today, baking (or cooking) with the kids is the only option. I’ve been slowly building Erin’s repertoire and confidence in the kitchen. … Continue reading

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How to Make a Plaited Poppy Seed Loaf

I’ve been back at the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School, this time doing a class in bakery. I’ve been dabbling a bit with bread making recently. I was given Paul Hollywood’s How to Bake book for Christmas and I’ve been … Continue reading

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Barbecue Food: Baked Red Onions

This is the perfect accompaniment for barbecued ribs, lamb or chicken. I served mine over some cous cous. Ingredients 3 red onions 6 garlic cloves Balsamic vinegar Olive oil Salt and pepper 1. Slice your onions into halves and place … Continue reading

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