This is just a quick post for a really simple salad dressing that I love. I really enjoy making homemade salad dressings as more often than not they are far better than shop bought and contain fresh ingredients and no preservatives. We have lots of pot of herbs which are all smelling amazing at the … More Lemon Thyme and Oregano Salad Dressing
Here is yet another salad bowl. Summer is just about deciding to finally appear in the Highlands. We’ve had brief glimpses of sunny weather with clouds but not warm enough to just wear a top and no jumper yet. I’m hoping that by the time it is my birthday I will be eating dinner outside … More Butter Bean, Courgette and Feta Salad
Spring is nearly in full swing here, the silver birches are finally getting beautiful pale green delicate leaves, the gorse bushes are covered in thousands of yellow flowers which is making our hillside a vivid yellow in colour. I really love Spring when it finally starts to arrive in the Highlands, I think it is … More Creme Fraiche Garlic and Chive Dip
I have fallen in love with this cake, the texture is beautiful. I am not a big fan of sponge cakes but this one is fantastic! It is so light and delicate and the apricots steam and turn almost jam like whilst baking. The nuts and fruit used in this could easily be changed for … More Apricot Cake
It’s the 1st of June , summer is here so I thought I would share one of my favourite recipes. I love risotto and I love making it, for me it is very therapeutic listening to music, having a glass of wine and spending 30 minutes to an hour stirring the risotto. If I still … More Fennel and Lemon Pearl Barley Risotto
Spring has sprung, I have daffodils in vases all around my house, birds are singing and the sun is setting later every day. It was such a lovely day here on Wednesday that I took the afternoon off so I could go for a walk in the sun as it is always cloudy at the … More White Nectarine and Lavender Jam
Summer Fruit Madeira Cake I can not believe it has been over a year since I last posted! A lot has happened in that time, I made the decision to further my education by doing a masters with Heriot-Watt. The campus is on Orkney so I moved up here bought a house (a working project!), got … More I am back with a Summer Fruit Madeira Cake!