Redcurrant Infused Gin

We’ve become a nation of gin lovers with an explosion of popularity for our favourite juniper-based spirit. A staggering 70% of gin in the UK is produced right here in Scotland, we’ve quite literally distilled ourselves a second national spirit! If you’re fed up of Eggnog and Snowballs this Christmas then fill up your festive flute… Read More

October Roundup

I love Autumn and I’m always so inspired by the colours in the trees, the autumnal fruits that grow and Halloween fun – my creative energies get renewed at this time of the year. Here’s to moving forward into a magical winter.  

Roasted Candy Beet and Carrot Soup

The candy beets have a gorgeous pink colour that looks fantastic when whizzed up into a soup with other root vegetables. Served with a swirl of soured cream and a crusty slice of sourdough it’s the perfect Autumn pick-me-up! Preparation Time:  10 minutes Cooking Time:  1 hour 25 mins Serves: 6 Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1… Read More

Fermentation Course with Charlotte Pike

I spent the day today at Burmieston Farm and Steading, attending the Fermentation Course by award winning food writer and author of Fermented, Charlotte Pike. Click here for the link to this amazing book. What a fantastic day making and learning more about kefir, sourdough, yoghurt, labneh and kraut to name a few!! Burmieston Farm… Read More

Strawberry Gazpacho

Strawberries don’t have to be limited to desserts and this super cool twist on the traditional Spanish gazpacho combines sweet and savoury flavours for a tasty seasonal treat.  Not only does it look amazing and sound super posh, it’s adventurous, really easy to make and tastes bloody brilliant! We recommend that you use tasty Mains… Read More

Pimms Ice Lollies

From our new Summer food magazine, here is my recipe for Pimms Ice Lollies to keep you cool during Wimbledon season. Ingredients 60 ml Pimms Special Edition Strawberry 250ml Sprite 300g strawberries, sliced 3 baby cucumbers, sliced Handful of fresh mint leaves Method  In a jug mix together the Pimms and Sprite.  Divide the sliced strawberries, baby… Read More

Elderflower Cordial

I made this cordial for the first time two years ago, and so this recipe is from a previous blog post with a fresh new pic. I absolutely love this cordial. Elderflowers and their scent remind me of the beginning of summer and now there are only a few last flowers left in my garden… Read More

Summer Strawberry Milkshake

This strawberry milkshake I made this week for #smallcitybigpersonality is the perfect combination of cold delicious ice cream blended with delicious seasonal berries that we all crave in the summer months. Preparation Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes Serves: 2 Ingredients: 240g strawberries, hulled 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 300ml milk 3 scoops vanilla ice… Read More

Liquid & Leaf Breakfast Tea

I love Liquid and Leaf’s breakfast tea and I’ve used the tea this week to make some refreshing Mint and Lemon Iced Tea. This is a great summer drink. It’s so refreshing and low in calories. Enjoy! Here’s the recipe: A handful of fresh mint leaves, washed 2 Liquid and Leaf breakfast tea bags Ice Half… Read More