Category Archives: Bread

Pumpkin and caramelised onion tart

Halloween has been and gone, but luckily pumpkins haven’t. My butternut soup-turned-into-a-tart recipe is so easy, especially if you can find one of those convenience packets of diced pumpkin. The perfect lazy supper. Serves 4: 500 g pumpkin or squash, … Continue reading

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Börek – Turkish pastries with feta and herbs

I adore Turkish and Turkish-inspired food. A friend and outstanding cook introduced me to a bunch of dishes which have now gone with her and her suitcases back to Istanbul.  In her absence, I am now endeavouring to recreate these … Continue reading

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‘Smørrebrød’ (Danish open sandwich)

So simple, so tasty. This has got to be my favourite way of using leftover boiled potatoes: sliced and arranged decoratively on rye bread with mayonnaise, chives and a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper. Have a wonderful Wednesday – … Continue reading

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Asparagus with prosciutto ham and poached egg

Asparagus is known as a harbinger of spring, and the recent weeks have proved it, what with the spectacular weather we’ve enjoyed in Edinburgh. Sun blazing from clear blue skies, Princes Street Gardens dotted with sunbathers – yes, hard as … Continue reading

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Chorizo and kale pizza with goat’s cheese

Pizzas, especially when the base is ready-made, are the epitome of home-cooked fast food. Hence they appear quite often on my blog, and I love to play around with unusual toppings. It’s time to return to an old favourite, kale, … Continue reading

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Pizza Bianca with potatoes, rosemary and mushrooms

February-March is a bit of a dry patch for British veg, with the trio of potatoes, kale and cabbage re-appearing week after week at the farmer’s markets, giving you that tired feeling of déjà vu. The thing about boredom, though, … Continue reading

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Baked egg, tomato and bread

Often the best recipes evolve out of a need to dispense of leftovers. In this case, I had eggs, basil and blue cheese that needed tending to – and I didn’t need to search far and wide for inspiration. For … Continue reading

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Leek on toast

What could be simpler? And yet, this is an undying classic, and probably one of my favourite ways to enjoy leeks. When food is this simple it demands first rate ingredients: Get your hands on some proper fresh bread from … Continue reading

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Kale challenge #2: Kale and onion pizza

… And the challenge continues. I’m determinedly eating my way through the packet of fresh organic kale that cost me 2 quid from Earthy (http://www.earthy.uk.com/). Now, this recipe – a stroke of genius from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall – shows the astonishing … Continue reading

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