Tag Archives: cheese

A birthday dinner, including scallops and black pudding

My family excelled themselves with my birthday dinner: Beetroot gazpacho I love beetroot, and beetroot soup, and it makes a good gazpacho too. the recipe Mum made this from is in a South Carolina cook book, and has led my … Continue reading

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Charcuterie, angel food cake and an alcopop

Charcuterie Our last meal with our friends in Canada was a delightful mix of cheeses, meats, fruit, honey, bread and preserves. The meats were salami and prosciutto (Parma ham to many) and the cheeses included a blue goat’s cheese (a … Continue reading

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Spicy bean burgers with extra spice: Piri Piri mayo and Reggae Reggae ketchup

We had some spicy bean burgers in the freezer (leftover from the barbecue the other weekend) and I thought it was about time I did something about them. So, I served them on bread rolls: one with Piri Piri mayo; … Continue reading

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Sunday lunch with family before watching the Jubilee celebrations

After a weekend of celebrating with friends, Sunday was family time and a chance to watch the Jubilee celebration coverage on the BBC. We started with lunch: soup followed by cold cuts and salad.¬†Nothing fancy! But nice all the same. … Continue reading

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Eating out: The Jam House

I have a busy weekend of celebrating weddings and the like, starting on Friday with a Hen Do for Edie. We went to The Jam House in Edinburgh for dinner and dancing. It’s a great venue for a party: after … Continue reading

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Pasta bake: leftover pasta and store cupboard staples

We had some pasta left over from dinner the other night and I ended up using it in a pasta bake the next night. Actually, what happened was I was planning on making baked potatoes with baked beans, but found … Continue reading

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Puff pastry nibbles: cheddary and pesto-y

When I was younger I remember Papa making these wee¬†treats with bits of leftover pastry from whatever pie was being cooked that evening. It’s the perfect cheaty recipe for using up pastry scraps, of you can go all out and … Continue reading

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