Cranachan

    Release the Cranachan….   This Scottish dessert (pronounced CRA-NA-HCHAN) is not a sea dwelling monster from Norse mythology but instead a delicious concoction of oats, cream or yogurt and raspberries.  It is also one of my family’s favorite desserts which I only make on special occasions like Christmas or anniversaries. Over the years I…

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Pasta Primavera

  Over the holiday season, I happily indulged in every craft beer and every pork product the United Kingdom had to offer and why not?  After all, I flew all at that way (15 hours in a plane!) with a toddler and I deserved weeks of treats for that. However, as soon as we touched…

The Ultimate Tomato Soup

             In these trying times I find it difficult to be cheerful in my food blog.   We are living in highly charged political times and when you’re depressed by the news but can’t stop watching it, what’s the point of shamelessly promoting your chicken wing recipe? It just seems frivolous….

Chicken Liver Mousse

          ‘Try the grey stuff-it’s delicious!  Don’t believe us, ask the dishes!’   I remember that line from Beauty and the Beast as a child.  In my mind, I just thought the ‘grey stuff’ was something fancy and French.  As an adult, I contemplate how many grey foods there are out…