Gran’s spring vegetable soup

When I was younger I spent a lot of time with my Gran, she looked after us whenever my parents were working, usually with her elder sister. One of my abiding memories of meals with this hilarious double act who would both go on to become nonagenarians was lunches of…

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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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Scottish heritage recipes – Mince and tatties

For children of my generation and older growing up in the west of Scotland there must surely have been no meal as ubiquitous and warming as mince and tatties. Whenever I think back to meals in my early years it’s hard to remember any set dishes that we would have…

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