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…

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…

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…

Saxonian Egg-Chicken Soup

…for cold days   I had some chicken with slight freezer burn in my freezer so decided to make a broth and turn it into granny’s chicken-egg soup. Ingredients 2 chicken breasts 1,5 liter water 1 handful leek 1 carrot Salt boil all for 1 hour to make broth Egg (Eierflocken) 1 egg beat it foamy…

Winter Salad

  My little sister visited in December and forced me out of my ‘semester stress junk food mode’ back into healthy eating. She had some really interesting combinations for winter salads I wanted to share with you.  Winter Salads 2-3 handful of mixed leafy greens (I try to get seasonal winter greens, I also like…

Duck Traditional Sunday Roast

So we had a massive beastie in our freezer—a Flugente (Duck). Who grew up roaming a wee ramshackle farm. So he was all muscle hardly fat and my first whole duck to cook ever! The roast is not burned the picture just did not turn out greatly because my real camera is away for repair!…

Zucchini & Squash Soup

    Ingredients 1 green zucchini (courgette) 1 white zucchini (courgette) 1/2 button squash (any other squash is fine, too) 1 medium size onion olive oil 2 tablespoons paprika powder 1 tablespoon chilli (I used dry crunched) some salt & pepper 1/2 orange (juice of)   How to make the zucchini soup   cut onion…