Mince & Tatties

Aka Minced Beef & Mashed Potatoes It took me only 13 years of living in Scotland to make my first Mince and Tatties. So without further ado … drum-roll etc … here it goes One of my ‘it’s a grey November night’ favourites! – 500 g lean steak mince – 1 medium sized onion –…

Thick Roast Pepper & Tomato Soup

Now that we are almost in November and the weather has suddenly turned grey and cold, it’s time for soul-soups. Here is my version of roast pepper and tomato soup. You need: 1 red pepper 1 medium sized onion 2 small carrots 4 small potatoes 3 inches leek (finely chopped) 3 inches celery (finely chopped)…

Almost Mac’n’Cheese

Spring greens and left-overs version 1 portion Spätzle (or any other left over pasta you want to use up) 4-5 Tbsp cream 2-3 Tbsp grated cheddar (or other cheese left overs) 5 mushrooms 1 small tomato 1 handful of mixed fresh herbs & rocket (chop them) (I used parsley, dill, chives, mint, red basil, and…

Piña Colada Cake

Ingredients Pina Colada Cake For the cake 250 g pineapple chunks (canned) 150 g coconut milk 100 g sugar 3 eggs 75 g corn starch 225 g flower 3 tea spoons baking powder 100 g desiccated coconut For the Icing 2 teaspoons lemon juice 2-3 tablespoons icing sugar 2 tablespoons pineapple juice (from the can…

Messy Log … Mascarpone Cake

The Chocolate Base 5 eggs 100g sugar 100g flour 3 generous tablespoons Green&Blacks organic cacao Beat eggs until foaming Add sugar until foamy Sieve flour and cacao into and beat lightly Bake for ca 10-15min Make sure it is not too dry Once you take it out of the oven put a clean moist kitchen…

Feta & Red Chard Stuffed Mushrooms

  Clean about 8 mushroom heads Throw 60gr Feta and a generous hand full of red chard in a blender with some spices Fill the mushroom heads with the mixture Put a thin slice of cheddar on top of each mushroom head Bake at 200°C for 30 min

Japanese Salmon Soup—The Lost Recipe Version

Japanese Salmon Soup Last week I saw this really nice recipe for Japanese salmon soup online. Unfortunately I did not bookmark it and cannot find it anywhere, in my browser history. So all I remember the author recommended to make the broth first and rub the inside of the ceramic crock-pot with miso soup. So…

Summer 1946—Sour or Salt Cucumbers (Pickles)

Ingredients A three-score (Schock = 60) cucumbers 5 liters water 250g salt Cherry or Wine leaves 40g dill some dittander (peppergrass)  Instructions Beauteous cucumbers without spots are going to be put into cold water over night. On the next day brush them clean, pierce them with a wooden skewer or knitting needle and layer them…

Lamb Stew

  Lamb Stew with Turnip The Broth I had one leg of lamb left, place this with some pieces of sellery, 1 carrot, thyme, rosmary, garlic, some onion, juniper berries, bay leaf, pimento and pepper corns into a pot. Pour 1 liter water over it and simmer for 2 hours. Meanwhile peel and cut a…

Roasted Leg of Lamb & Glazed Carrots

Roasted Leg of Lamb & Glazed Carrots for 2 people The Meat Part 1 leg of lamb (approx. 500 g) I washed it and rubbed it with coarse, Scottish chilli mustard (1 teaspoon). Then I poured some olive oil in a pan, 3 gloves of garlic, some thyme & rosemary, and 1 small onion and…

Summer 1946—Mixed Pickels

  Mixed Pickles Usually this recipe is created in July or August, when various vegetables are available. Choose in equal parts carrots, green beans, cauliflower, not yet ripe corn husks, further cut celeriac into cubes, pearl onions, 1-2 peppers, several cubes of horseradish, several small firm tomatoes, very small cucumbers or cornichons, dill and tarragon….

Summer 1946—Mustard Cucumbers

Senfgurken Ingredients: 3 kg cucumber cut in pieces 150g salt 1 ½ Tablespoons pepper corns 3-6 bay leaves 1 ½ Tablespoons wine vinegar 30g sugar 125g peeled shallots 125g horse radish cubes 5 Tablespoons mustard seeds 1 bunch dill Use big matured cucumber, peel, remove seeds, cut into pieces and rub in salt, let it…