Feed the family. Reduce the waste

Leftovers were a staple for me during my childhood in the west of Scotland. I probably didn’t even know the term existed; we just took it for granted that any food which was left would be reused. Mum would regularly make stovies from leftover meat and broth which seemed to…

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Isle of Ewe Smokehouse, Aultbea

One of the real joys of holidaying in Scotland is getting to discover local producers and cook with their produce. This year whilst in Gairloch I had the delights of fresh picked local chanterelles from Poolewe weekly market and squat lobsters from Dry Island. However it was the chance discovery…

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Double trout fishcakes

The Scots have an inherent love of leftovers, there’s very little which we won’t re-use a second time to prevent waste. Patties are a particular favourite way of doing this and these little fish cakes are a perfect way of using the leftovers from two wonderful dishes. Trout is one…

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Tattie scones with kiln roast smoked trout

If you had to ask for a list of the top five Scottish foods I think there’s a good chance that tattie scones would sneak in there. They’re the ubiquitous comfort food that no matter what your preference when it comes to a cooked breakfast, these little slices are always…

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Smoked Haddock Risotto – A vlog

I love to cook risotto, if you know me, follow me or read this blog then this isn’t news. So I have decided to write a little ebook on it. As part of that project I made a video cooking the risotto I probably enjoy most. Smoked haddock. Made from…

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Family Meals Under £5 giveaway

It’s lovely to see your name in print. Even better when that print has a hard back and a warming story. This book is the brainchild of Joana from Yummy Food Blog and the inspiration for the book was after Two Little Fleas conducted a user group study and found…

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Whisky steamed sole for St. Andrew’s Day

On the last day of November, on the cusp of autumn departing completely for winter, with crisp cold frosty mornings, early evening darkness and the last of the summer leaves still cling to the trees, comes St. Andrews Day. The story goes that the relics of Andrew the Apostle were…

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