Ginger Iced Tea

The Bean Shop on George Street in Perth have the most amazing selection of teas and coffee’s so I was delighted to try their range of oolong teas this week. As we enter into March this week and start to see glimmers of sunshine, I’ve been inspired to ditch the kettle and make some iced… Read More

Wild Rice & Quinoa Salad With Soya Beans

Wild rice forms the backbone to this hearty winter salad which is high in protein and B vitamins. This is a quick salad to pull together and is great as a side dish to a main course (I had mine with some pan fried salmon), or great for a healthy lunch.  It’s good to leave… Read More

Coffee & Pistachio Cake

I was recently send some delicious coffee from Cinco Terras which I have been enjoying and today decided to use some of this coffee to make a sweet treat – a coffee and pistachio cake with a chocolate and coffee butter icing filling. Cinco Terras are organic and fair trade coffees and details of how… Read More

Liquid + Leaf Tea – Organic Herbal Tea Online

I have been sampling a couple of the delicious teas from Liquid + Leaf this weekend. Their flavours are delicious and really different and they offer a direct to consumer service which makes buying these distinctive teas really simple. First up the caffeine free Turmeric Rooibos Chai.  I have been obsessing over the health benefits… Read More

Seafood Crispy Noodles

I hope you all made it into town on Monday to see the spectacular Chinese New Year celebrations. With the banging of drums and a sea of billowing coloured silk, it was a beautiful display of tradition, culture and creativity. I’ve always found the Chinese Lions and traditional dancing magical. It’s like something from a dream or… Read More

Homemade Tomato Ketchup

One of my foodie projects for 2017 is fermentation and I’m going to be busy over the coming months learning more about food fermentation and creating and testing recipes to share. Homemade fermentation preserves the nutrients in food and breaks it down in a way that it’s easy to digest. Hence why one of the… Read More

Chanterelle Risotto With Truffle Oil

Happy 2017! I hope you all had a great Christmas! I’ve been down in France for the holiday period – back to Scotland tomorrow. Chanterelle mushrooms are pretty popular in France and easy to find, but if you can’t find chanterelle mushrooms at home then other varieties such as chestnut mushrooms or button mushrooms would work… Read More

Christmas Butterstollen

Inspired by my travels to Berlin this week and given Christmas is a couple of days away, I’m sharing this recipe for delicious Butterstolen which is the perfect Christmas treat – I’ve served mine with some seasonal mandarins and olive tea but you could have it with a glass of your favourite wine. It’s Christmas after… Read More

Donna Hay’s Golden Truffle Leaf Potatoes

This is a super delicious way of cooking potatoes for Christmas – but then if I had my way I’d have truffle on everything..! Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Serves: 6 INGREDIENTS 1.5kg large potatoes (starchy) 1 tablespoon melted ghee 2 tablespoons truffle oil sea salt flakes & cracked black pepper METHOD… Read More