Festy cock

Scottish cuisine is full of dishes with ancient names that seem fairly odd to the modern tongue; Cullen skink, skirlie, rumbledthumps, and clapshot all spring immediately to mind. However ‘festy cock’ seems to take this tradition to a whole new level, but what exactly is it? Whether celebrating Shrove Tuesday,…

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Apple and bramble crumble

Foraging is a term that is on everyone’s lips these days. Wild garlic, mushrooms, nettles and elderflowers are now seen as fairly standard ingredients as the search for free food has become fashionable. However growing up in the 1980s, for me wild food meant only one thing. Brambles, lots of…

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American Popovers with Strawberry Butter by Liberty Vittert

If you’re a fan of STV Glasgow’s Riverside Show you’ve probably seen Liberty Vittert, ‘The American Cook’, cooking up American classics with our great Scottish ingredients. I’m delighted she has agreed to share a beautiful summer recipe that does just that. Take Yorkshire Pudding, and instead of unpopping, pop it,…

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Of rhubarb and cake by Kellie Anderson

I first met Kellie Anderson a couple of years ago at Food Blogger Connect having followed her blog, Food to Glow, for a while. Dedicated to bringing healthy, seasonal plant based food to the people of Scotland and beyond, I’m delighted that she has taken the time to write for…

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Chocolate logs

Or truffles if you prefer….. If pancakes were the childhood staple sweet treat there was one that stood head and shoulders above all others. With an ingredient list that hardly inspired yet a name that spoke of something more exotic these coconut covered balls of chocolate and oats were simply…

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Pancakes on the girdle

Would you like a wee scone with your tea son or will I make you a pancake? My Gran always asked this fairly typical west of Scotland question when I visited. As she got older I’d phone to tell her I was coming so the doorbell didn’t surprise and frighten her, but…

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