The joy of cooking

The year is 1992 and it's drawing to the end of November, I am 10 years old. It was the usual boisterous weather for that time of year, a wild night being supported by the hard hitting rain that attacks side on. Delia Smith is on the telly with her Delia's run up to Christmas… Continue reading The joy of cooking

There is a fly in my soup…

Being a chef or cook is a job of choice like any other trade. The only down side is how unsociable it is and how it was for me, especially in the early days. There are some that have come in as kitchen porters to earn either a few extra quid while studying for there… Continue reading There is a fly in my soup…

Sea you soon

DISCLAIMER: Everything communicated here strictly reflects my personal opinions and is neither reviewed or endorsed by Marine Scotland. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Marine Scotland. I have been working for Marine Scotland now for almost three years. I longed so much for a change in career… Continue reading Sea you soon

Changing eating habits

When our nieces come over for a visit and some times a sleepover Jamie who is 9 and May who is 7. They are as fairly behaved and mannered as any other kids there age and we try and spoil them as best we can when they come over. Sometimes their mother and father have… Continue reading Changing eating habits

Food is the future

I'm in the supermarket. It's only half past eight in the morning so it's not to busy, just the almost oblivious shopper grabbing a few basic essentials before work. The good thing about about this time of the morning I'd there are plenty of tills, the only down fall there is nobody at said tills.… Continue reading Food is the future

A day at the peats

The idea for this blog began almost ten years ago when I wanted to show case a dish called a day in the peats, where we took the memory of the 'picnic' and served it on a specially designed peat, if you've ever heard of such a thing, with some theatrics to go with it.… Continue reading A day at the peats

A bake in time

A bit of this, a pinch of that, a glug of this and a dollop of whatever comes to hand. A recipe that is made up on the spot with very little understanding, but applying to it, a little love, care and attention. This is where I would self teach and set myself on a… Continue reading A bake in time

Enthusiasm is limitless

Imagine trying something for the first time again. Imagine trying an orange, a banana, a dragon-fruit, fresh horseradish, new spices, a specific wild mushroom or even a fresh black....truffle. I remember my father buying spinach of the frozen variety for dinner once and that's what it was, once. Now this would have been what I… Continue reading Enthusiasm is limitless