Mussels in a white wine, garlic and tomato sauce

Love mussels! They are ridiculously cheap to buy and quick to cook, and super healthy too (depending on what you serve with them). My kids love them too…think it is the novelty of picking them out of the shells themselves. Getting hold of them at the minute has been trickier but the lovely lady whoContinue reading “Mussels in a white wine, garlic and tomato sauce”

Gambas al pil-pil (Spanish Chili and Garlic prawns)

Dreaming of the hot Spanish sun here! Sadly it doesn’t look likely that we’ll get any this year and we don’t get that much of it in Scotland! So I ‘ll make this at the weekend to cheer myself up. Made it for the first time a while back and it is so delicious andContinue reading “Gambas al pil-pil (Spanish Chili and Garlic prawns)”

Baked Apple, Pear and Almond Pudding

This pudding is very simple to make, light and is good for using up fruit that is past its best. In this version I used 3 apples and 1 pear, but I have made it before with 100% apple, or 100% pear. It would work well with plums or cherries too. Ingredients: for 4-5 peopleContinue reading “Baked Apple, Pear and Almond Pudding”

Delicious Crab Spaghetti

I love this dish, it tastes indulgent and fresh despite using quite a few tinned ingredients, and is super quick to make. Done and dusted in about 10 minutes…handy if you’re trying to fit in work, helping the kids with schoolwork, chores…etc. It is also very adaptable, I never make it quite the same twice,Continue reading “Delicious Crab Spaghetti”

Traditional Battered Fish

It’s not as easy these days to enjoy freshly cooked piping hot fish and chips ….however this recipe means you don’t have to miss out! This recipe is much cheaper than buying them for take -out. Ingredients: makes 4 portions For the battered fish : Approx.. 500 – 600 g cod or haddock cut intoContinue reading “Traditional Battered Fish”

Best Ever Pasta and Meatballs

This is a really delicious dish. It is one of these treat weekend dinners that makes you feel as if you are not missing out on tasty restaurant food. The kids absolutely love it! It does take quite a while to prep but is worth the time and effort…It’s also one of the reasons IContinue reading “Best Ever Pasta and Meatballs”

Pizza Pizza Pizza !

What can I say about pizza…it is the ultimate comfort food…Love it so much…. Quite straightforward to make your own, and great to get the kids involved to make their own too. Everyone has their own recipe and I am sure many Italians would disagree with mine, but it works for me! It’s a regularContinue reading “Pizza Pizza Pizza !”