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My mad weekly kitchen diary

Just a weekly bit of fun whereby I can natter about any culinary ‘inventions’, successes and disasters in the kitchen.


… I did a non traditional roast that is relatively simple, and is another one of our favourites. 1,134 more words


The Humble Spud

I get annoyed when people dismiss certain vegetables out of hand as ‘fattening’. I spoke with a lady the other day who said she couldn’t eat potatoes because they had too many ‘empty carbs’ and she questioned ‘what’s in them anyway?’ Firstly, you don’t have to eat potatoes for breakfast, lunch and tea. 593 more words


Cal Ceannann

This is a traditional Irish dish.  Although the name literally translates as “White Cabbage,” the primary ingredient is potatoes.  55 more words

Food & Drink

Whisky, Cathedrals & Seashells, and a "Small World" Story

I began my second week in Scotland as any tourist would – with a trip to a whisky Distillery. As luck would have it, the Highland Park Distillery is only a twenty minute walk from my flat. 1,092 more words

Beef short ribs and a little inspiration

I’ve been experimenting with some ideas ready for our next Swallows Secret Supper Club event. An acquaintance of mine and a fellow supper club blogger who runs the… 184 more words

Supper Club

Recipe: Colclapshottage pie

I know, I know, the name of this dish is a bit of a mouthful, but it’s an amalgamation of several dishes, so I amalgamated their names too. 481 more words

Weight Loss

Study: Artfully "Plating" Your Food Can Actually Make It Taste Better

Whether you’re entertaining for a crowd or simply sitting down to a quiet weeknight meal, it’s worth it to make your food look good. Studies have shown that artistically-presented food actually tastes better, and that when you eat something that you truly enjoy, your body actually makes more efficient use of its nutrients.

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