• Recipes
  • Homemade Soup

    Everyone I know, well the Scottish folks at least, have grown up with some version of this soup. To the untrained eye it is just a Ham and Lentil soup however to us Scots its referred to simply as ‘Homemade Soup’. I have never been to a Scottish persons house or a Scottish cafe or restaurant, […]

  • Life
  • 2017 Highlights

    2017 turned out to be a year I am on the one hand immensely proud of, and on the other hand very happy to be finishing. Nothing terrible happened, on the contrary, its was an amazing year but it was a tough one. So rather than focus solely on the culinary highlights like I did […]

  • Food
  • Sticky Clementine Cake

    I’m fully aware that posting a cake recipe on the 3rd January isn’t gonna entice many people. At this point, if my Twitter timeline is anything to go by, the majority of folk are kick -starting their new year in the “healthy” way. Whether this be juicing, eating avocados (it’s always bloody avocados isn’t it?), […]

  • Food
  • Green Minestrone

    By definition, minestrone is a thick, Italian , carb-laden, veggie soup. In my eyes, this soup is designed to be insulation against the winter weather. It’s something you ladle into oversized mug, which you wrap your hand around for warmth, while tentatively taking small sips, fogging up your glasses in the process. The fact that […]

  • House & Garden
  • Home Tour: Kitchen

    The last time I posted a kitchen tour it was of my wee Glasgow flat (click here ). Back then I had recently moved and thus dramatically downsized my kitchen, but I didn’t care. I had placed 1 converse-clad foot firmly on the property ladder (solo and while studying for a PhD I might add) […]

  • Food
  • Gooey Rolo Brownies

    Contrary to what my Instagram feed will have you believe, I’m no ways a chocolate fiend (its crisps that are my kryptonite). No, that title belongs solely to R. Not only is he a chocolate fiend but he’s also a chocolate snob where only the good stuff will suffice: Lady Godiva, Hotel Chocolat, Charbonnel et […]

  • Food
  • Pumpkin spiced bites

    We’re in the midst of a US invasion. It’s what I like to call the Pumpkin Spice Takeover. It started with a latte and has quickly expanded into soup, oreos, bagels, vodka, tea and houmous. Houmous? I mean really? Pumpkin flavoured coffee sounded bad enough. While I’m not as fanatical about pumpkin spice as some Instagrammers appear […]