A Vegetarian Burns Night – Not So Offal Haggis

January 25, Burns Night, marks the annual celebration of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. It’s generally a very meaty celebration, but you can enjoy a delicious Vegetarian Burns Night too. Robbie Burns’ is a legend in Scotland as well as further afield. His huge volume of work includes ‘Auld Lang Syne’ and every year his fans celebrate with a special Read More…

How to Poach Chicken Breasts

One of the best – and easiest – ways to cook chicken breasts is to poach them. It really keeps the meat moist and is particularly good if you plan to use the chicken cold or add it to a dish already cooked. Because the chicken is cooked in liquid it cannot help but stay Read More…

Peach Proscuitto and Parmesan Salad

I first published this Peach Proscuitto and Parmesan Salad recipe three years ago, during a British autumn unlike any I have known in the over twenty-five years I have lived in the UK. It reminded me of the autumns I remember in Canada with the sound of crisp leaves underfoot, lazy late afternoon sunshine and evenings spent in Read More…

Steak and Asparagus Salad Recipe

This hearty Steak and Asparagus Salad isn’t just tasty, it’s good for you too. Lean steak has lots of protein and asparagus is a great source of folic acid and vitamins. It is also a great salad if you are watching your weight because it is filling without being too high in calories. You can Read More…

Taking Time Out

Taking time out? I must be joking. Everyone is busy these days, lurching from one activity to the next, trying desperately to multi-task and keep all the balls in the air. It’s become a badge of courage, being busy – in fact sometimes I think we let it define us. After all, if we are busy, Read More…