Spring Pavlova

Hello dear readers. I was reading a food magazine last night and there was an article on great British desserts.  There were the obvious contenders of crumbles, puddings, scones, fools and trifles but also listed was Pavlova. I knew that Pavlova had been named for the wonderful Russian classical ballerina Anna Pavlova. I believed it…

Pretty primroses and crystallised decorations

Spring has been very late here in the UK this year with cold winds from the East staying with us for later than I can remember.  The last week or so has brought a change, with warmer winds from the south and west, so spring has finally sprung – yay! Lots of people mention daffodils…

Cullen Skink

When I moved to Scotland in my late teens and first heard of this dish my response was “Cullen what?! Stink?” and when I was told it was a fish soup, not having ever heard of a fish soup before, I thought “stink” was highly appropriate.  Of course, over the years as I have become…

Sweet Pickled Pepper dishes

Hello dear readers.  Sorry to have been neglecting you all week. I’ve been quite poorly again and not had the energy to do very much. So, this is just a very quick post to show you some of the easy peasy dishes I’ve made with the Sweet Pickled Peppers I made a little while ago……

Sweet Pickled Peppers

Sweet pickled peppers are a lovely accompaniment to lots of different dishes, giving a sweet and sour burst of flavour. This recipe is my adaptation of a recipe from BonAppetit.com written by Molly Wizenberg several years ago. I most often use them in a mixed salad, or when having a cold platter of different sliced…

Homemade Lemon Curd

Hello dear reader You may remember I made marmalade a couple of months ago and was so pleased with the outcome, I described the results as “little jars of bottled sunshine”.  Well it has still been quite cold and wintery here in the UK so I wanted some more homemade sunshine to cheer me up….