Monthly Archives: January 2012

More courgette fritters

We love courgette fritters! But, let’s face it, courgettes aren’t cheap – so we don’t splash out too often. These were a varistion on an old theme: four grated courgettes two finely chopped red chillis one finely chopped red onion … Continue reading

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Eating out: Blythswood Square Hotel

After our delicious pre-lunch cocktails, to celebrate her birthday Catriona and I moved on to the dining room at the Blythswood Square Hotel for the Market Menu. I had cullenĀ skink – potato, leek, smoked haddock and a soft boiled quail’s … Continue reading

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What happened last night with the marinated chicken

The chicken marinated for about 7 hours before I stuffed it with 75g quark mixed with finely chopped onion. The breasts were bound together with our fantastic food loops and cooked at 180 degrees Centigrade for 40 minutes (check after … Continue reading

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Mixology: Blythswood Square Hotel

This past Saturday was a veritable feast of cocktails, all in aid of celebrating my dear friend Catriona’s birthday. We started with an aperitif at Blythswood Square Hotel before settling in for lunch in the same establishment. I had The … Continue reading

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Paprika mushroom pasta

Ingredients A couple of small onions, chopped 5 cloves garlic, crushed 2 large, flat mushrooms, sliced 15 mushrooms, sliced A small handful of dried porcini mushrooms 1/2 tsp paprika Dash Worcestershire sauce Salt and pepper 250gĀ fat free natural yoghurt 100g … Continue reading

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Chicken marinating in citrus and garlic: a Slimming World friendly recipe

Husband marinated some chicken earlier in the week, so I decided to give it another go today. These two breasts are marinating in: the zest of a lime, the juice of a lime and of half a lemon; 2 tsp … Continue reading

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Panettone eggy bread

We got two delicious panettone in our Christmas hamper and I’ve been trying to think of ways to eat them – aside from smothered in butter with a cup of tea (one excellent solution). And somewhere on the interwebs I … Continue reading

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