Smoked Gigha Halibut

As I sit in a well known fast food restaurant in Glasgow Airport mobile blogging, I’m contemplating the difference in the food choices we have each day. Recently I was sent one of the freshest flavoured foods I’ve ever tried. Smoked Gigha Halibut. Gigha Halibut farm their ‘happy halibut’ on…

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Salmon and rocket linguine

What is your top urge food, what does your body say ‘I must have’ and then that’s it, nothing else will do? I frequently ‘need’ a curry, often fancy some haggis. But my top urge food that I just have to have is pasta, and nine times out of ten…

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Cooking with new ingredients – Wild pollens

Some ingredients sound a little odd, some sound very gimmicky. Some just make you think ‘mmmmm, sounds different, what on earth is it?’. The first time I heard of someone using pollen I believe it was Dhruv Baker on MasterChef and I was intrigued. On entering the wonderful world of…

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Innis & Gunn Ales. Cooking and food matching.

When Katherine from Innis & Gunn asked if I was interested in a sample of beers for tasting and cooking I was delighted. It was great to be asked to come up with recipes. I’m a big fan of the rich smooth flavoursome beers I’ve had from I&G before and…

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Simple fish pate….twice

If you want flavour without much work then these are perfect. Ideal for throwing together if you get told last minute that you’re responsible for some pre-starters for a dinner party as I was last week. On some sourdough bread with a little topping of creme fraiche or even caviar…

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Fennel and Lemon Risotto

This is the time of year when winter turns into spring almost overnight as the clocks move forward and bulbs and buds start to appear. Then just as quickly we seem to descend back into winter again as the skies darken, the rain falls and the temperatures plummet again. It’s…

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Leftover veal stovies with greens

Leftover meat, it’s sometimes a shame you have to wait until the next day to have the meat in a ‘leftover’ state because it is so fun to cook with. Giorgio Locatelli reckons Italians can make meals out of the leftovers of the leftovers! I think that many of us…

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