cypriot new potatoes – potato galette

There is nothing like a new potato, but as it’s January in the North East of Scotland we are a long way from tasting a new potato. However all is not lost, as Cypriot new potatoes are available in Tesco stores in 750g bags from now until the end of March. They need no peeling, just…

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anna’s victoria sponge

Today’s blog post comes courtesy of our guest blogger, my 10 year old daughter Anna. Last Saturday I decided to do a spot of baking with Anna who loves to bake. “What do you want to bake?” I ask, to which Anna replies “Victoria Sponge, like the Great British Bakeoff.” A lovely sponge she bakes…

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lemon butter biscuits

Lemon is one of our favourite flavours, and the fruit bowls in our homes are never without this bring yellow citrus, be it for sweet or savoury cooking. Last week we made a simple lemon posset dessert, both sweet and tart. We needed something to pair with it and decided upon a simple butter biscuit,…

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ginger & chilli biscuits

The idea for this recipe came about last week when I sadly reached the bottom of my tin of Fortnum & Mason’s “Lucifer’s Ginger & Chilli Biscuits”. I blame Michelle for this addiction, she got a tin from her husband for Christmas last year and let me taste! These are my favourite biscuits, but given the…

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a hidden gem

Foodies love nothing better than finding a hidden gem on their travels and that’s exactly what happened to me this summer when I came across The Garden Tea Room at Over Haddon near Bakewell. For those of you who haven’t visited the area, Bakewell is a town in the Derbyshire Dales. My family were travelling in…

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