Orkney Buffalo chilli, yee-haa!

It’s chilli time! More specifically, it’s Orkney Buffalo chilli time! I can get away with chilli in August (only just August), can’t I? In my mind it’s definitely an all year round dish. And, in the event chilli is not considered appropriate at this time of year, to strengthen my case, I will mention there… Continue reading Orkney Buffalo chilli, yee-haa!

Tomato, pea and cheese mini tarts

The conservatory is a jungle. The Husband has gone overboard with tomatoes. When I manage to get out the back door I feel like I should do a victory lap round the garden accompanied with a triumphant air punch. He’s been eating them straight off the plant but neither man nor woman can live on… Continue reading Tomato, pea and cheese mini tarts

Strawberry marshmallow cheesecake

July the 30th was National Cheesecake Day in the US.  Wow.  That was three weeks ago.  Am I really that far behind? The answer to that question is a resounding ‘yes’.  Yes, I am that far behind and more than likely I always will be.  I actually made the cheesecake a week later than I… Continue reading Strawberry marshmallow cheesecake

Roasted aubergine, tomato and mozzarella pasta bake

Right! Ok then.  So, I’ve got aubergine, tomato, mozzarella and pasta.  What is my angle with this? What……..is……..my…….angle……?  Hmmmmm.  Well, I’m using tomatoes.  Can I say anything about that?  Ermmmm I don’t think so.  What about baking trays.  I’m using a baking tray!  Shall I mention all my baking trays are broken?  That all of… Continue reading Roasted aubergine, tomato and mozzarella pasta bake

Orkney buffalo sausages with stout and onion gravy

We’ve had some stunning weather in Orkney recently and yet I have an overwhelming urge to put my cosy clothes on, hunker down under the warm wool blanket and get settled with a hot chocolate and marshmallows (and then extra marshmallows). Don’t get me wrong – I’m absolutely loving the summer weather. Feeling the warmth… Continue reading Orkney buffalo sausages with stout and onion gravy

Maftoul salad and Lebanese meatballs

The day I made this I’d subsisted on burnt toast, cheese and onion crisps and peanut M&Ms.  So, you can imagine how hungry and pleased I was to eat this hearty and delicious meal at the end of the day.  I actually meant that sincerely even though it doesn’t sound sincere.  I love the food… Continue reading Maftoul salad and Lebanese meatballs

Spring green, courgette and pesto pasta

You may have noticed there are some things missing from my posts of late.  Unusually for an aspiring cooking blog these things are recipes.  Now, during the very short time I’ve been doing this I’ve decided that recipe writing is a bit tedious.  This is good – it means I’m still learning about my myself. … Continue reading Spring green, courgette and pesto pasta