Category Archives: Meat

Spanish-style stuffed aubergines

Having lived in and out of hostels these past many months I’d almost forgotten what it’s like to have your own kitchen. And here I am; with quality utensils, a reliable oven, and charmingly chipped second-hand china. What joy it … Continue reading

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Hearty chicken soup

Let’s face it. Free-range may be the favourable choice in terms of animal welfare, environment, health and taste, but all these benefits come at a cost. Your wallet weeps at the prospect of having to pay double, perhaps even triple … Continue reading

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Sunday roast my way

I do love a traditional British Sunday roast. Who doesn’t? The roast potatoes are a particular favourite. Until I came to the UK I’d never had anything like it. The crisp surface and the surprising fluffiness inside, and so flavourful … Continue reading

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Warm sweet potato salad with prosciutto and fresh basil

Betwixt and between. Is it spring, or is it winter? One glorious sunshiny day instils you with energy and hope for a milder season to come, then the temperatures drop, and the city is once again wrapped in its comfy … 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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Pork sausages with apples and parsnip-potato mash

Ever since I first encountered Peelham Farm at the Stockbridge Market I’ve been wanting to sample their award-winning organic and free range products. (http://www.peelham.co.uk/) What I really like about this particular producer, aside from being certified organic and free-range, is … Continue reading

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Full English Deluxe

I’ve often had a traditional Full English for dinner, but this time I thought I’d posh it up a little – add a little decadence to that classic fry-up. Of course, the great British breakfast has not risen to fame … Continue reading

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Potato and leek soup with parsley and bacon lardons

The other day I was craving my granny’s ”stegt flæsk med persillesovs” (warning: don’t try to say this out loud unless you fancy a serious facial muscle workout). This is a Danish national treasure consisting of pork and potatoes smothered … Continue reading

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Seared venison with grilled mushroom and goat’s cheese mousse

You know that feeling when you are served something at a restaurant that is so good, you can’t wait to try it out at home? Well, this is exactly what happened to me the other day when I visited the … Continue reading

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