Topside of venison with rowan and whisky

Speyside is a place that I’ve always held dear, seemingly less rugged than the west coast where I spent most of my childhood holidays but at the same time majestic in its own way. I always loved coming to Coylumbridge to camp, the soothing sound of the river never out of…

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Cranachan cheesecake

I rarely find myself writing on here these days, weeks seem to pass, recipes pile up and nothing appears. However having found a glut of wild raspberries by Loch Maree today I felt I had to mark the occasion by finally posting my recipe for cranachan cheesecake. This is a…

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#caskaged with Glenfarclas and Harviestoun

When I was growing up ale and whisky seemed strictly the denizen of ‘auld men’s pubs’ where a hauf and a hauf pint was standard fare. However times and perceptions change and both are now recognised by a far wider audience. And embracing that are two producers I’m pretty fond…

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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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Scottish heritage recipes – Cranachan

I rarely make desserts. I’ve mentioned this before. The desserts of my childhood, which I would have every day when being looked after by my Gran, were simple affairs, ground rice or custard, lovingly made to order and always with a square of cooking chocolate or a cube of jelly…

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