Eating to live and living to eat?

I enjoy preparing and eating food.  I lost my sweet tooth a long time ago, although I do enjoy the odd dessert from time to time.  My preference is for uncomplicated meals which, in old fashioned language, would have been known as "balanced".  Although not vegetarian, I prefer not to eat meat every day, eating quite a … Continue reading Eating to live and living to eat?

Cottage pie versus tatties & neeps… for grown-ups

I grew up with tatties and mince.  It was not my favourite meal because it was accompanied by heaps of grey, watery, mashed neeps.  This is probably one of the few in my Scottish heritage that I don't get - neeps (turnips, for the uninitiated....)  So, cottage pie (and no, I"m not going to entertain the discussion … Continue reading Cottage pie versus tatties & neeps… for grown-ups

Beetroot: it’s beautiful – and delicious

We have a bumper beetroot crop at the moment and although it's easy to bottle, it's also great doing new things with it.  Freshly pulled, beetroot cooks more quickly than when shop bought, and is beautifully tender and sweet - another reason not to just pickle it.  Besides being delicious roasted or simply added to a leafy green salad, … Continue reading Beetroot: it’s beautiful – and delicious