Cabbage, Bacon and Chestnut Soup

Soup is the food of winter, isn’t it? It just makes you think of being cosied up in front of the TV, a piping hot bowl in front of you and, of course, plenty of buttered bread to dunk in it. I’ve turned the winter vibes up even further with this one, adding streaky bacon…

Black Pudding Carbonara

Is there anything that you cannot do with black pudding? I’ve made burgers, pies, bon bons… and now, I’ve made something that would shake a true Italian to their core, Black Pudding Carbonara. Made with the finest black pudding from the one and only Donald Butcher’s, it is what I’m going to call Scottish-Italian fusion….

Ultimate Fish Finger Sarnie with Chippy Chips

Earlier last month, the lovely folk at Scotty Brand sent me their latest new product to sample: Chippy Chips! I mean, who doesn’t love a good chippy? These new frozen chips are made with just two ingredients: Scottish grown potatoes and sunflower oil, and are unevenly cut for an authentic chippy-style look (and taste). They…

Mum’s Pesto Pasta

Is there anything more basic than pesto pasta? It’s a go-to dish for anyone who is less comfortable cooking but still wants the comfort of a home cooked meal. My mum always used to make this for us and, even though everyone else in my family found it boring, as a fussy teenager, I asked…