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…

Homemade Citrus Syrups for your Pancakes

Hello dear reader, Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday and for lots of us that means one thing – pancakes! I’ve used the same pancake recipe for about 30 years now – gosh that makes me feel old but I did start cooking at a young age! A couple of months ago Boy (aged 7) and I…

Vietnamese-style Pork Meatball Bánh Mì

Hello dear reader, Week two of the new year and everyone is going diet-crazy, whether planning to eat healthier or to lose weight. When I think of healthy food my thoughts often turn to Southeast Asia, where many dishes are light and low in fat but packed full of flavour by the addition of delicious…

A masterclass in cooking seasonal game

Hello dear reader, I consider myself to be a fairly competent home cook but am aware that there is a huge gap in my knowledge, namely the cooking of game.  I have rarely even eaten game.  So when I heard that award-winning chef Neil Forbes, of Café St Honoré in Edinburgh, was coming to my local…

OXO Twisting Tea Ball – a review

Hello dear reader, A little while ago I was contacted by OXO UK asking me to get in touch if I’d like to review any of their Good Grips kitchen products here on my blog. They asked me to choose two products and the first I am reviewing is their Twisting Tea Ball. First up…

Courgette and Mint Soup

Hello dear reader, The glut of courgettes is coming to its end and many of the summer herbs are starting to fade. Here is a very quick and very tasty healthy soup to lift those last couple of courgettes with the fresh zing of mint. The recipe comes from The Fife Diet and fits their ethos…