There’s nothing like a well-cooked roast potato. Cooks and chefs reputations have turned on the quality of their ‘roasties’. There have been more recipes and articles written on how to make the perfect roast potato than any other food. Well, not quite but it does generate a lot of heated discussion. Let me now add […]
The sun is shining, for the third day in a row. You may think I harp on about the weather but in Scotland, the sun shining and the temperature rising above 15C degrees is cause for celebration. What do we think of when someone mentions salad? When I was growing up ‘salad’ meant soft lettuce, […]
Someone asked me recently what was one thing I remember about living in the Middle East and Cyprus. I told him it was food.
It’s dreich in Edinburgh today. That means it’s grey, drizzly and overcast. When it’s like this, my mood usually matches the weather – not much energy. But, what do we expect, it’s only June! Seriously though, in Scotland we are used to constant variations in the weather, sometimes in the same day. We have learned to […]
For years, I struggled to make the perfect scone. They were either too flat, too heavy, too moist or too dry. They never turned out the way I wanted them to. Then I decided I needed more focus rather than my usual hit and miss approach. I read books and recipes, watched TV cookery programmes, […]