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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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Kohlrabi and carrot fritters

If you have frequented a farmer’s market recently you have probably seen this extra-terrestrial looking, and strangely beautiful, ‘tentacle’-sprouting bulb. They come in green and purple varieties and are often ignored by shoppers simply because they do not know what … Continue reading

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Blackberry-apple jam

I’d never made jam before.  But there I was, with half a kilo of tenderly foraged blackberries, so plainly perfect for a jar of jam. So with excitement and a certain nervousness, I set about the job. However, as seasoned … Continue reading

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Autumnal blackberry-pear cake

Autumn is when Edinburgh is at its best. As the festival crowd disappears the city breathes a sigh of relief. And the trees sigh with us, letting go of their leaves which come to rest, tanned and crisp, underfoot. The … Continue reading

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