Scottish Crowdie Cheese

This traditional Scottish crowdie cheese is so delicious and creamy and spreads really well on Scottish oatcakes, biscuits or even in a sandwich. Its really easy to make and traditionally was a great way to use up excess milk.

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Traditional Scottish Oatcakes

We love these traditional Scottish oatcakes as they are so easy to make yet so delicious with a slice of cheese and fresh jelly from the garden. I always thought that traditional Scottish oatcakes were difficult to make but they are acutally pretty easy. It just takes a little patience and careful preparation to make sure they don’t break. The warmth and smell that these traditional oatcakes bring to the kitchen is worth the little extra effort to make them fresh.

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Traditional Scottish Beef Stew

We love this traditional Scottish beef stew. Its very simple and very much like how Scottish beef stew would have been cooked traditionally. I like to use the slow cooker for this beef stew as it creates the most delicious melt in the mouth stew and the kids absolutely love it! Its packed with nutritional wholefoods and you can serve it up alongside delicious seasonal vegetables too for an extra veggie boost. I like to serve my traditional scottish stew with creamy mashed potatoes to mop up the beef gravy, stir fried kale fresh out of the garden and a whole head of buttery broccoli. What a treat!

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Broad bean & Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broad beans seem to grow really well in our Scottish climate and they create the most delicious creamy recipes like dips, sauces or spreads. They always make such a delicious creamy spread or dip but I love to use them in a soup too as they create such a creamy base. This soup is creamy but without the addition of extra cream and the kids love it with a sprinkle of sharp cheddar grated cheese. Its a great way to get the green stuff into the little ones!

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Scottish Blackcurrant Drizzle Cake

We all got a little bit excited about this new blackcurrant drizzle cake recipe we created using our delicious homegrown Scottish blackcurrants. They grow so well here in our Scottish climate and we have tonnes of them in the garden so are always looking for new ways to use them. I’ve not seen a recipe like this in traditional Scottish cooking but I can almost guarantee they would have been growing them in their gardens many moons ago as they are so easy to grow in this climate and they provide such a good nutrititonal boost.

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Murrays Cheesy Morning Rolls

My son made these delicious cheesy bread rolls using our huge bag of doves strong white flour. They resemble the classic Scottish crusty morning roll of my childhood and are soooo delicious fresh out of the oven. He made quite a mess of the kitchen and completely covered my Kitchen Aid in flour but hey it was worth it! If it got my pre-teen cooking then I dont mind the mess! I’m sharing the recipe because they seriously were the best crusty morning rolls we’ve ever made – Thanks Murray! 🙂

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Veg Patch Pizza

We love this delicious veg patch pizza using up all sorts of vegetables fresh from the garden. Its really delicious! I have made it with fresh tomato garlicky pizza sauce and topped off with creamy dolcelatti style cheese with a hint of chilli and to finish off I topped it off with some fresh rocket and some parmesan shavings. It was delicious!

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Garden Kale Salad Bowl

This delicious easy salad bowl was made with a few different varieties of fresh home grown garden kale. Kale is so super nourishing and I love the vibrant green colour of the leaves. My favourite way to eat kale is in a delicious green smoothie but I am also trying to eat and create more salads this summer so I created this delicious kale and salmon salad bowl. I really enjoy a huge bowl of fresh greens for dinner its such a light but filling evening meal. The quinoa in this dish adds a delicious nutty taste to the kale and an extra protein boost too.

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Cock a Leekie Soup – Traditional Scottish Recipe

This traditional scottish recipe for cock a leekie soup is based on the traditional simple way of cooking cock a leekie soup. There are more modern variations of cock a leekie soup with carrot and prunes but my version is based on the old traditional way of making cock a leekie. Its really simple and easy to make and this recipe creates such a delicious healing, nourishing bowl of soup. The whole family enjoys it and although we didn’t frequently eat this growing up we will be adding it to our lunchtime recipes from now on.

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Honey Mustard Salmon Salad

Hey everyone! It was so warm yesterday I really fancied a cold salad so I created this delicious salmon salad with a honey mustard dressing. It was served slightly warm and was soooo delicious. You could also have served it up cold if you wanted to.

I used fresh scottish salmon, wild salamon would be best but its quite tricky to get here. The potatoes were boiled then fried in a little butter and the salad was dressed with a simple dressing of yuzu mustard and raw honey. You could use any honey and plain mustard if you wish. It was so delicious!

The yuzu mustard was gifted to me from one of my favourite suppliers of wasabi and yuzu products. I’m just about to put another order in for their products but please check out their link below they are a lovely business and the products are soooo good! You can even grow your own wasabi plant! How cool!

https://www.thewasabicompany.co.uk/

Honey Mustard Salmon Salad

I’ve not added quantities to this recipe because it depends how many people you are feeding. Its very easy to follow without quantities and adjust to your needs. Please just make enough for your own requirements and mix and match the salad item quantities to suit your own tastes.

cubed potatoes

butter

salt and pepper

sliced cucumber

sliced radishes

thinely sliced fennel

sliced spring onions

apple cider vinegar

olive oil

lemon juice

whole salmon piece (we cooked enough for four)

onions

garlic

raw honey

yuzu mustard (or djon mustard)

Start by adding some sliced onions and garlic to a deep casserole dish and dot a little butter around the top. Place the salmon on top of the sliced onion and bake in the oven on a moderate heat for about 20-30minutes until cooked through.

Meanwhile boil the cubed potatoes for about 10 minutes and drain. Heat up a small amount of butter in a cast iron pan and fry the potatoes gently until cooked through.

Add the sliced cucumber, sliced radishes, sliced spring onions and sliced fennel to a bowl and a sprinkle of fresh herbs should you wish. Add in a splash of apple cider vinegar, a sqeueeze of lemon and a drizzle of olive oil. Adjust seasoning to your tastes

Serve up the potatoes as a base, spread some salad on top and flake the salmon on top of the salad. Serve the cooked onions from the base of the casserole dish on top of the salmon and finish with some extra chopped spring onions.

Mix together equal parts of mustard and honey and dot all over the food. Serve and enjoy!