Gising-Gising – Coconut Milk Stewed Pork

Recipe from there, ingredients from here (mostly) This dish maximises the ratio of effort to payoff, which is the most important thing for me in the kitchen right now. Spicy, umami, salty and a touch sour, it hits all the notes that send my brain into comfort mode – and I think we can all…

Coconut Curry Lentils

Seasonal Dinners There is nothing more satisfying than tucking into a big bowl of spiced creamy lentils for dinner on rainy Autumn nights. Lentil soup often gets the spotlight when it comes to this versatile pulse, but there are so many other wonderful dishes where split red lentils can shine! This recipe is my favourite…

Chard Thoran Recipe

Eating seasonal veg is really important to us Locavore folks as it means we get the tastiest most sustainable produce. However, it doesnt mean we have to eat the same things all the time. There’s no reason we can’t pair great Scottish produce with flavours & cooking techniques from anywhere. This is one of my…

Spring Onion and Ginger Sauce Recipe

Seasonal Sauce… with a hint of winter Apparently it’s summer, though you wouldn’t know it from looking outside. With an abundance of spring onions, and yet chilly weather, it was time for me to get a bit more creative with what I was cooking. Ginger is a beautiful warming spice that I can’t get enough…

Spring Onion and Cheddar Scone Recipe

Seasonal Scones One of my favourite things about this time of year is the bounty of local spring onions to give dishes a milder, delicate onion flavour than its robust, powerful wintery counterpart. As our crops of spring onion mature for harvest at Left Field in Neilston, I start dreaming of ways to make the…

Carrot Recipe

Portuguese Marinated Carrots The food of Portugal is much underrated. Not only so they make the best custard tarts in the world but Portuguese cooks are masters of simple foods packed with fresh, local ingredients. My family has spent a lot of time in Portugal and we will rave about the food to anyone who…