March 20, 2018

Take one good quality, free-range or organic chicken.  Buy the best you can - you will get more than your money's worth from this investment.  

Day One...

March 17, 2018

Unusual post tonight I know, but I thought I'd share the recipe for my most favourite cocktail.

The Negroni cocktail is made of one part gin, one part Martin...

March 10, 2018

I made these last week for a vegan workmate - a bit of an experiment (again).  I made the fondant flowers first and left them to dry out overnight.  I made...

March 10, 2018

   When it's cold, wet and windy outside, it's good to save room for a spoonful of a good, old-fashioned dessert - in this case, bread & butter pudding.  I...

February 18, 2018

Short of time but still want to serve up a delicious dinner? Sometimes 15 minutes is all it takes.  This is one of my favourites - garlicky mushrooms in a c...

January 31, 2018

   I love making simple, easy food look it's best.

   I find myself always on the look out for reasonably priced, fab looking serving dishes from u...

January 27, 2018

Today I was making the ultimate "comfort food".  Lasagne.  Here is a step by step photo montage of the process.

   First stage - have all your chosen in...

January 21, 2018

When it's the middle of January and it's cold and snowy outside, nothing is more comforting than this delicious, satisfying soup.  Scotland’s rich natural l...

January 18, 2018

I offer no apologies for sharing these photos, they are shamelessly fat & sugar filled and artificial colour laden, but were absolutely delicious.  


January 14, 2018

This is one from the archives, (after all the festivities and super-rich food, my January menu leans towards more low key and effortless efforts ).  However...

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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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