Secret Glasgow Bar The Absent Ear Brings New Art Inspired Cocktails

The Absent Ear’s art-influenced new menu launches September 1st. The Absent Ear launches a brand new cocktail menu this week – with more theatre, flair and creativity than ever. The iconic secret late night cocktail lounge in Glasgow was named one of the 50 best bars in the UK, and the team are determined to…

Roasted Buffalo potato wedges with blue cheese dip

Buffalo sauce and blue cheese is an addictive combo. Try it in crispy golden potato wedges and you’ll love it even more! This recipe for oven-baked spicy potato wedges is easy to follow and takes only 40 minutes. The homemade blue cheese dip takes only 3 ingredients and a few minutes in a small saucepan….

Aviation cocktail with a twist

Last year, for World Gin Day, I shared this Aviation cocktail with a twist on my Instagram feed. Since then it’s been so nice to see the little paper plane flying around the world, with mixologists and cocktails enthusiasts re-sharing my drink on Instagram, and even recreating the cocktail with the cute garnish! So, I…

Vegan Tortilla de Patatas (Spanish Potato Omelette)

I’m thrilled to share this recipe in collaboration with Scotty Brand potatoes. I’ve used their variety Kestrel potatoes which are ideal for boiling or baking, and great for incorporating in many dishes. I have always really liked the Spanish dish tortilla de patatas, it’s hearty and very comforting, and it’s so versatile. It’s perfect for…

Duck Fat Thai Spiced Potatoes

I’m super excited to bring you this recipe for amazing roasties with a Thai twist, using Scotty Brand‘s baby potatoes. This is the kind of side dish that will steal the show!   Scotty Brand asked me to create a Thai-inspired dish using their lovely potatoes, and I was more than happy to take on the…

A Thai feast to remember

On Thursday 29th July, I had the pleasure of attending a dinner at the stunning Thai restaurant Chaophraya, as part of The Golden Chopsticks Awards, who are touring the country on a mission to celebrate Oriental cuisine across the UK.   Chaophraya is located in the heart of Glasgow city centre, on the bustling Buchanan…

Blue Gin Sour – made with Barra Atlantic Gin

I was over the moon when the team at Isle of Barra Distillers got in touch to send me a bottle of their unique Barra Atlantic Gin, all the way from the remote Outer Hebrides. The bottle of Barra Atlantic Gin comes in a beautiful wrapping that matches the design on the label, evoking images…

Italian Stuffed peppers with ‘nduja and sun-dried tomato pesto

Stuffed peppers is one of those truly satisfying meals, so easy to prepare and great for impressing guests (with very little effort!). This is an easy recipe using great Italian ingredients for the seasoning – a touch of ‘nduja and organic sun-dried tomato pesto, lots of fresh basil and artisan quality Italian cheese for topping….

The story of Burrata: an orally transmitted myth

The story of this tasty cheese allegedly originated between 1920and 1959 in Southern Italy, but, unlike mozzarella, which was created in Campania, burrata was born in Andria, a town in the Apulia region, due to a need to minimize food waste. It was, in fact, an ingenious and useful way of using up scraps of…

Baby Yoda Apple Sour Whisky

The cocktail you’ll need to make to celebrate Star Wars Day! Baby Yoda, The Child, Grogu… whatever you call the little green guy in The Mandalorian, he sure is adorable – and it’s no wonder there are so many ‘Baby Yoda’ cocktail recipes out there. Well, I have come up with my very own recipe…

Maki & Ramen Glasgow – Review

Maki & Ramen is designed to provide an authentic ramen and sushi bar experience in Scotland. They have restaurants in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and they truly are gems in the cities for an amazing Japanese food experience. We have visited the restaurant in Glasgow a couple of times and had a fantastic experience. Then, during…

Super Mario Piranha Plant Cocktail

March 10 marks Mario Day (MAR10, get it? ) and as a big fan of the cheery hero from Nintendo, I had to celebrate with a special cocktail 😁 This date is the perfect occasion for remembering the iconic and beloved video game character that has brought so much fun to our lives. I grew…

Stroodles: Pasta straws! Tried and tested in drinks and meals

I have a sweet spot for brands that are rooted in sustainability, so when I came across Stroodles and their mission to fight plastic waste with pasta straws, I couldn’t wait to try their product! I discovered Stroodles by pure coincidence and I fell in love with the brand. Not only they have created a…

How to develop a new Scottish food or drink brand

By Richard Horwell, Brand Relations Scotland has many wonderful food and drink products both traditional and new. If you are a business owner in Glasgow who wants to create a new food or drink brand, or you are someone with a great idea for a new product and are thinking of changing career, you will…

Tequila Rose Pancakes

Pink, fluffy, boozy pancakes 😍 The perfect recipe to celebrate Galentine’s and Valentine’s Day in style. Tequila Rose is a delicious blend of strawberry cream and premium tequila. Sounds amazing? It really is! It tastes amazing, like a strawberry milkshake for adults. I find the tequila flavour in this drink to be mild, it’s more…