Author Archives: Em Halforbes

About Em Halforbes

I'm a newly-married, thirty-something museum curator who loves to eat, cook and entertain. And I just started a diet.

Foodie pics for February

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The Copper Beech Cafe, Perth – delicious food

The Copper Beech Cafe comes highly recommended. The food is simply great. The specials are delicious, as are the daily soups and homebakes. My favourite dish is the herb salad with salmon and courgette – delicious and healthy, and very filling.

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A fab foodie idea for Valentine’s Day: bacon roses

So if you love food and/or bacon, then bacon roses seems like a fun idea for Valentine’s Day – for yourself, or for the one you love. So check our this blog to find out how you can buy a … Continue reading

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Poached meringues

  This is a pretty delicious dessert. It sounds crazy: poached meringues. But it’s amazing. This recipe will explain how to make Iles Flottante, like I had at Le Bistro Beaumartin.

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More foodie pics for January

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Some foodie pics for January

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Quick and easy broccoli soup, with added Stilton if you’re that way inclined

Vege soup is easy: cook vegetables in enough stock to just about cover them, until they are soft, then blend (or not if you like chunky soup). This one has Stilton added (the last of the Festive cheese!), but without … Continue reading

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Borlotti bean soup

Serves 12 Ingredients 3 medium sized onions, chopped 2 small carrots, finely chopped 3 sticks cellery, finely chopped 12 sage leaves 4 400ml cans chopped tomatoes stock 2 400ml cans borlotti beans Method Fry the onion in Fry Light, with … Continue reading

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Harissa pork with quinoa

Another delicious recipe from 2013, some thing along the lines of this. Very quick (only 20 mins in the oven) and easy (bar a wee bit chopping).

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A cinnamon-y pear pie

This recipe is easy and fun! The most complex bit is making the sweet pastry, but it’s simple enough so just do it! Ingredients plain flour caster sugar butter 5 pears, peeled and sliced dark brown sugar 1 tbsp cinnamon 1 … Continue reading

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