Today we went to the local fish market and bought some lovely fresh mussels.  We had cannellini beans and tinned tomatoes in the store cupboard and the stap...

Now for something completely different from the numerous pasta dishes shown here for past couple of weeks.

We got some Norwegian Salmon from the local fish s...

Traditionally, pesto is made from basil, EVO oil, Parmesan & pine nuts -it’s an ingenious way to use up your extra basil. I had some left-over from another...

After a big blow-out family lunch yesterday (13 adults and 2 wee-ones - 4 courses and copious amounts of wine) I felt that a bit of frugality, in terms of o...

It’s Saturday, so another trip to the local market was scheduled - today we also stopped for cappuccini & cornetti (croissants).  Again, we wandered through...

Well, I really don’t mind telling you that today’s lunch was dynamite! My kids are always telling me off for not being modest or self-deprecating when it co...

Sometimes, the simpler, the better.  This was definitely the case today when a (very satisfactory) morning in the garden left not a lot of time for food pre...

Today’s lunch was experimental on quite a few levels. The first one being that I don’t eat wholemeal pasta. The second one being that I don’t eat spaghetti....

So, anyone who knows me knows that I can’t go to the market and local shops for aubergines, tomatoes & mozzarella, without making my absolute favourite dish...

In the pursuit of a simpler and healthier diet with less processed foods and even less meat, I have learned that aubergines, mushrooms and beans are a great...

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MADE WITH LOVE BY CATHERINE 

Hey - I'm Catherine.  

Mum to 4 (almost) grown-up kids, proud Nana, cook, product designer and keen interior designer.

Please join me on my page here celebrating all the tremendous food that has influenced my passion for creating great meals for family and friends.

My influences have been from my Italian/Scottish husband and his family, the Canadian influences from my early life and all the abundant bounty available in Scotland - it's a been a wonderful smorgasbord to choose from!

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