Unlikely things to do with a potato: Scottish macaroons

I love it when the nieces come to visit. There's always an adventure. This time, soon-to-be-sommelier niece arrived with delicious burgundy and pretty French macarons. Once the burgundy was drunk, we fell to musing on the macaron - or macaroon, as the box would have it. For a family of pedants that extra 'o' was… Continue reading Unlikely things to do with a potato: Scottish macaroons

Bramble (blackberry) chutney

The only blackberries that really taste of anything are the ones you find in the hedgerow in late summer and early autumn. They are usually much smaller than the ones in the supermarket punnets, but their flavour is intense. When I was little we’d spend weekend after weekend filling buckets with fruit from the fields… Continue reading Bramble (blackberry) chutney