Orange and Poppy Seed Cake

In the summer light and fresh cakes are perfect with a cup of tea or homemade elderflower cordial (recipe coming soon!). This orange and poppy seed cake is incredibly simple to make and very quick, perfect for when you have people coming round last minute. If you find your oranges are difficult to zest for … More Orange and Poppy Seed Cake


In Season – July

The heat wave is looking to continue into the start of July. The perfect opportunity to enjoy some locally grown produce in fresh beautiful salads. I love adding fresh fruit into salads too such as cherries and strawberries. Fruit in Season – July Bilberries Blueberries Cherries Gooseberries Greengage Loganberries Raspberries Redcurrants Strawberries Vegetables in Season … More In Season – July

Summer Lentil Broth with Courgette, Cauliflower and Carrots

I love this meal. As the lentils were simmering away in the pan I had wonderful memories of cooking meals like this in my old kitchen in Orkney such as my Roast Beetroot, Halloumi and Puy Lentils. I haven’t made a summer lentil broth this year but with all of the wonderful vegetables in the … More Summer Lentil Broth with Courgette, Cauliflower and Carrots

Summer Smoothie Jar

Endless days of hot sunshine…this is not really the case here in the Highlands but I’m enjoying lots of smoothie jars to make me feel more summery. I love smoothies, they are a great way to start the day, starting your day packed full of vitamins and minerals. At the moment my favourite just contain … More Summer Smoothie Jar

Aubergine Slices

This is not a “healthy pizza alternative”. Pizza is pizza this is an aubergine slice. Pizza for me has to have a wonderful pizza base from a wheat flour and semolina dough. This is a wonderful dinner that my family have enjoyed for years, not as a healthy carbohydrate free dinner as it would be … More Aubergine Slices