Recipe 40: Rumbledethumps

Growing up in a predominately Scottish/English household foods such as Bubble n’ Squeak were common but, at Christmas or New Years there was always the turkey and other specialties. To the Scots New Years is also known as Hogmanay and with it come many traditions and foods that go with ringing in the New Year such as Black Buns, a variation of plum pudding or mince meat, Scotch Broth Soup which is a common starter on New Year’s Day, Clootie Dumpling and Shortbread.… read more

Recipe 39: Clay Pot Haddock with a Twist

Fish is a nice change of pace for those of us who have just come off of the Christmas feast.  This fish dish is a bit naughty as I have created a tartar sauce that I spread over the fish to flavour it as it bakes.… read more

Recipe 38: Traditional Christmas Pudding

Who doesn’t LOVE a tasty hot Christmas Pudding? These puddings held a high position in the Christmas Day feast and some were incredibly rich and heavy.  In Victorian England times were tough and the average pocket book was stretched beyond it’s means.… read more

Recipe 37: Garlic Infused Scalloped Potatoes

This is another easy recipe that takes a bit of time to prepare but, is well worth it. I speed up the cooking time by par-boiling the sliced potatoes before topping them off with a garlic, butter and milk mixture, sprinkling with grated aged cheddar and popping them into the oven.… read more

Recipe 36: Hearty Lentil Soup

Baby…it’s cold outside and what is more warming and delicious then soup. Lentil soup is a cinch to pull together and tastes like you’ve spent hours slaving away at the stove. It contains only a few ingredients and can be made to accommodate a vegetarian diet by simply switching out the broth base.… read more

Recipe 35: Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash

Easy, nutritious meals are always something we appreciate when time seems to be at a premium. This recipe makes use of  wonderful late seasonal vegetables and tastes great. The best part is while these are cooking you can do something else and not have to worry about watching over dinner, they are also their own serving bowls.… read more