Urban Foraging for Spring Tonics

Hello dear reader, A couple of weekends ago Mr Vohn and I were invited to a Sunday foraging workshop that I simply have to tell you about. Do you remember the masterclass I went to on Valentine’s Cooking? That class was lead by the head chef at Edinburgh Larder Bistro and it turns out that Edinburgh…

Creamy Butternut Squash and Hazelnut Soup

Hello dear reader, I am usually quite organised when it comes to using up my veg but I recently found a forgotten Butternut Squash that had slipped behind the bread bin un-noticed.  Having hidden there for a few weeks, it had started to feel un-loved and was beginning to get a tad forlorn looking.  The…

Cheese and Pumpkin-seed Rye Crispbreads

Hello Dear Reader, Are you a fan of whole grains?  Quinoa from Peru, teff from Ethiopia, we are travelling the world and embracing these little kernels of goodness. What to do, though, if you prefer to eat local produce? I’m in Scotland and one of my favourite locally-grown wholegrains is Rye.  This healthy little wholegrain…

Choco-nana-hazelnut Smoothie – Shake Up Your Wake Up

Hello Dear Reader, I hope you have been having some delicious breakfasts this week to Shake Up Your Wake Up with Farmhouse Breakfast Week. Yesterday I had my sugar-free homemade granola on chopped apple and enjoyed it so much. What to do, though, if you really can’t face eating in the mornings? How about a healthy…

Creamy Crunchy Bean and Avocado Salad

Hello dear reader, I have been trying to eat very healthily this month, including lots more vegetables, low fat proteins and healthy fats in my diet.  One of the best sources of protein, which is low in fat and calories, is beans and I wanted to develop a bean salad that was packed full of…

How maple syrup is made and a review of Clarks

Hello dear reader, Do you like maple syrup?  It’s something I rarely eat, as I tend to find it too sweet, but a while ago I was sent a set by Clarks to review. You might be thinking, oh lordy, why are you telling us this in healthy-eating January but you’ll be pleased to hear…