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...

Carrying on the theme of cooking fresh, with locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, here is a cake made with local lemons, courgettes from yesterday’s ma...

Today was market day at the nearest small town, so off we went armed with our reusable cloth bags and a pocketful of euros - ignoring the bushels of wild as...

So, here I am in Italy for a while.  We have a little homestead here that is a perfect, get-away-from-it-all.  However, it needs work and we are here for so...

So, it's Mother's Day in Canada and the US soon.  What a great excuse to bake a fabulous, chocolatey, gooey yet beautiful cake for your Mom - or any other a...

After successfully making this recipe for the Easter Cake, I wanted to experiment a bit with individual small cakes and using the same recipe came up these...

April 4, 2018

In the ancient tradition of recipes that are passed on by word of mouth - the ones we hold in our heads and hearts -  there is always the danger that someth...

April 2, 2018

I wanted to make a light, lemony cake for Easter today, so I came up with this idea.  Last night I had made a basic lemon sponge (using the classic tried an...

March 25, 2018

I'm fairly new to Chai Latte - I envisioned some overtly milky monstrosity when I first came across the name, but, I am oh so happy to say that my first tas...

March 25, 2018

I am off today.  It's Sunday and I very often work, but today I'm free and I am making my ideal Brunch - pancakes.  There are many ways to fool around with...

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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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