Smoked haddock risotto with seaweeds

Five minutes chatting to Iain McKellar of justseaweed.com about the range of products he forages off the Isle of Bute on the beautiful Scottish west coast was enough to have me more than a little excited by the possibilities. Frequently recently I have been wandering along coastal beaches and wondered…

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#40by40 – Cooking with hogget

Hogget. It’s one of those words that requires further investigation isn’t it, like a tantalising little conundrum? ‘What is hogget you ask? Ah well my dear boy, tis a little secret not for your ears, said the kindly headmaster’. Despite sounding like a character from an Enid Blyton book, it…

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#40by40 – Cheese by Big Cheesemaking

Of all the products we use on a regular if not daily basis cheese must be one of the most terrifying in terms of making it yourself. Curdling milk to most brings back memories of lumps landing on your breakfast cereal or floaters in your tea when you’ve left it…

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Having my way with curds

In my box of goodies from Brock Hall Farm was a huge tub filled with creamy white goodness. If you wonder what goats curd tastes like it’s a little like goaty ice cream with such pure clean flavours, lovely acidity and a tiny bit of sweetness that if you handed…

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#40by40 – Brock Hall Farm goats cheese

Anybody who knows me well knows how much I love cheese. I’d eat it every single day and sometimes do and it would be a close run thing with bread if I could only choose one food for a desert island. If you come to my house for dinner I…

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St.Brides Poultry, Strathaven

The lovely little market town of Strathaven (it’s pronounced Straven, don’t ask why, just know that it is) is a real self-sufficient community, it has its own artisan bakers, butcher, craft brewery and monthly farmers market. And if you continue through the town to the rolling hills just south you’ll…

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The Wee Fudge Company

One of the highlights of moving to the south side of Glasgow was being asked to sample new flavours of fudge as an unofficial taste tester for the fledgling Wee Fudge Company. Set up by Joyce Brady in Autumn 2011 The Wee Fudge Company lives up to its name very…

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