What do you do with leftover mashed potatoes? It is, after all, incredibly difficult to prepare just the right quantity of mash for a family meal. The recipes featured on this page give you a wide and wonderful choice of delicious ideas to help prevent your leftover mash going to waste.
Delicious, juicy and succulent baked chicken breast incorporated in a tasty salad with cooled conchiglie pasta, vegetables and balsamic herb dressing.
Enjoy this quick and easy pan-fried chicken breast recipe, served with a hot and spicy warm bean salad.
A delicious and simple recipe for a rich, gamey soup prepared from scratch with fresh hare meat and a variety of robust and flavoursome vegetables.
Rabbit and squirrel are delicious but mild flavoured types of wild game and the succulent meats in this recipe are combined with stock and vegetables in a tasty puff pastry topped pie.
Your taste buds are going to crave this succulent venison that's enveloped in a rich red wine gravy and tucked inside mini puff pastries. You can use wild or store-bought game.
Quickly and simply seared fresh tuna fillet is sliced and served on a bed of fusilli pasta in a spicy tomato sauce.
Succulent pheasant breast and mixed root vegetables topped with puff pastry and cooked in the oven to form a tasty wild game pie.
A simple but tasty wild game soup recipe made with pheasant breasts and a selection of root vegetables.
Succulent sea bass with a sweet and delicious mango salsa is encased in a puff pastry and oven baked before being served with stir fried potatoes and onion.
Pheasant, pigeon and woodcock combined and slowly cooked in stock with various root vegetables represents a tasty, satisfying and rustic wild game stew recipe.
Stewed minced or ground pork with peppers and pineapple combining to afford a delicious sweet and spicy flavour effect is served on a bed of boiled rice.
Ostrich is a lean, tender and delicious form of wild game. This recipe sees ostrich fillet steak flavoured with curry and flash fried before being sliced and served with turmeric rice and spicy sauce.
Jellyfish of different types are found around the world, and some of them are definitely edible. This article looks at one type of edible jellyfish and a couple of recipes.
Homegrown heritage vegetables provide an excellent opportunity to make authentic, tasty-but-simple homemade soups. This chicken soup recipe features heritage carrots and potatoes.
Irish stew is a tasty and warming combination of lamb and root vegetables. This fusion cuisine recipe sees it spiced up with Mexican fajitas spice and chilies to delicious effect.
Beef and tomatoes are common soup ingredient combinations but this soup uses both red and yellow tomatoes as well as unripe green tomatoes and chillies to add new and exciting flavours.
This is a recipe for ox cheeks slowly braised in red wine and stock served on a bed of potato and celeriac mash.
Lean and succulent kangaroo meat, slowly cooked in a rich and spicy curry sauce until super tender, served with turmeric and garlic rice or alternatively with mini naan breads.
Leftover Christmas puddings can be used up in many different ways. These mini cheesecakes are the perfect way to use up Christmas puddings and delight your family with an original dessert recipe.
Top tips on how to easily roast a whole turkey to perfection and serve it to your family. Also includes a number of tasty turkey leftovers recipe suggestions.
Chicken wings are normally roasted or fried but the bones can very effectively be boiled to make chicken stock and the meat thereafter incorporated in soup. This recipe also includes roast mushrooms.
Puff pastry is the perfect pastry for making pies and these little mini pies filled with turkey and bell peppers serve as a special treat at many different times of day.
Chicken curry pies are widely popular but turkey curry pies are just as tasty and very simple to prepare. This recipe is for mini puff pastry turkey pies which can easily be prepared at home.
Soup is the ultimate Winter warmer and perhaps the top comfort food for any time of year. This delicious, vegetarian friendly carrot, celery and parsnip soup ticks all the boxes and is easy to make.
Puff pastry makes an excellent alternative base for a pizza. This recipe sees pizza sauce spread on the pastry before a selection of traditional fried breakfast items are added to delicious effect.
Macaroni pies are hugely popular in Scotland but this recipe uses puff pastry instead of hot water pastry. Chives are also added to the pies to give an additional little twist of flavour.
Small porcelain ramekins have many potential uses in the home kitchen and this recipe concept sees them used to make mini pies. All sorts of fillings are possible using this simple idea.
A bit of spice in soup is a great way of adding additional warmth in the cold of winter. This spicy sausage and cabbage soup recipe is easy to make and delivers a perfect winter warmer soup.
Super versatile eggs woek very well spiced with a variety of different curry spices. This recipe sees them served on an Indian naan bread with a little bit of traditional bacon.
Scotch eggs actually refer to a cooking method rather than any Scottish origins but haggis is still a tasty way of transforming these treats. A duck egg is also used here for a bit of extra variety.
Bhuna lamb is a hugely popular Indian dish, modestly spicy, and made with tomatoes and onions. This recipe sees the bhuna served with spicy, fragrant rice and naan bread.
Strawberries and cream is a classic combination. This recipe takes it further by introducing new flavours in the shapes of chocolate and walnut as well as an interesting, crunchy texture.
Roast lamb is a sweet, tender, and tasty piece of meat—provided, of course, it is cooked correctly. This page provides comprehensive recipe instructions for roasting a lamb leg to perfection.
An Ulster Fry is the variation of the British fried breakfast which is prepared in Northern Ireland. This page provides a recipe and cooking instructions for the various component ingredients.
Soft, fluffy potato in a crisp and crunchy breadcrumb coating. A simple, step by step potato croquettes recipe for perfect results every time.
Venison and guinea fowl are wonderfully tasty wild game options in their own right but combined in this Scottish style pie recipe they compliment one another perfectly.
Guinea fowl is a small game bird originally native to the country of Guinea. It has rich, dark, tender, juicy and tasty meat and this page details a recipe for roasting it to perfection.
Chicken dinner recipe for two people which sees the chicken portioned before being cooked in four different ways. Includes an appetizer and main course recipe.
Unexplained lights in the sky are nothing new but these strange apparitions were observed clearly for more than ten minutes. What are they? That is at present unknown.
Tips for deciding upon a special meal to serve up to your Dad on Father's day. Includes specific recipe instructions.
Whole chicken legs incorporate both the drumstick and thigh which are often sold and cooked separately. This page affords a number of tasty recipes for cooking and serving the legs whole.
Grilled or toasted cheese sandwich are popular and delicious but sometimes we are not as inventive with them as we could be. This page contains a few recipe ideas to take grilled cheese to new levels.
Mackerel is a delicious, nutritious fish which is both sustainable and easy to clean and cook. This page affords a number of tasty mackerel recipes which you may wish to try.
Chicken wings are a fast food classic. This page is about showing some tasty recipes for cooking chicken wings from scratch at home.
Beef stock may be time consuming to make at home but it is very easy and requires little hands on attention. This recipe shows how to take your beef soups and stews easily to whole new levels.
Roast chicken is an incredibly delicious meal but it is also a very versatile concept. This page provides several recipe ideas for roasting chicken to succulent and tasty perfection.
The most popular sausage in Scotland is the Lorne or sliced sausage. The meat is compressed in to large blocks which are then sliced. This page looks at some tasty serving suggestion recipes on rolls.
Loch Etive is one of the larger sea lochs on Scotland's west coast. It is closed to commercial fishermen so can often afford the pleasure angler a wide and varied catch in beautiful surroundings.
Several tasty ideas for toppings for bruschetta (Italian garlic toast) with full recipes, photographs and preparation instructions.
Coley is a more sustainable member of the cod family and is almost equally delicious. This page includes several tasty recipe suggestions for ways in which it can be cooked.
Pizza toppings are hugely versatile but how often do you experiment with the base? These mini naan bread make excellent pizza bases and this page contains a wide variety of suggested toppings recipes.
Onion rings are excellent both as appetizers and as main-meal accompaniments. This page features a tasty and easy recipe with full preparation and cooking instructions—and ways to use the leftover onions.
Duck is often considered a greasy meat but this need not be the case where it is cooked properly. This page contains a step by step recipe for easily roasting a whole duck to tasty perfection.
Salmon is nutritious and delicious but must be cooked in an appropriate fashion if these health benefits are to be enjoyed. These recipes afford some tasty ideas for getting the most out of salmon.
Pizza sauce is often bought from the supermarket ready made but it is incredibly easy to make at home. This page contains a simple recipe for pizza sauce to die for.
Pizza dough is a lot easier to make at home than most people imagine and tastes so much better than shop bought. This simple recipe will soon have you making perfect dough for your pizzas.
It's a fact that England, Britain and the UK are frequently confused by people in other countries. This page looks at the quite distinct differences between the three entities.
Steak and kidney pie is a classic English dish. While it is perhaps more commonly made with shortcrust pasty, this recipe features instead puff pastry for a much lighter, more attractive finish.
A full Scottish breakfast is a bit different from the much more widely known English fried breakfast. This page looks at just one of the ways in which you can prepare a hearty Scottish breakfas
A sensible guide to the importance of eating only sustainable fish and a variety of tasty recipe ideas for enjoying it. Mackerel, salmon, coley recipes and more.
Lemons are used for a wide variety of recipes in cooking. This page looks at useful tips for ensuring you always have lemons and lemon juice available in your home.
Lamb's liver is quick and easy to cook, very tasty and extremely nutritious. This page affords some recipes and cooking tips for enjoying it to the full.
Roast chicken is the favourite food of millions. This page looks at how one roast chicken can be made to represent several tasty meals over the space of two or three days.
Vegetarianism is often completely misunderstood by non-vegetarians. This page looks at how anyone can enjoy a rich, tasty, vegetarian diet on a temporary basis.
A Valentine's meal for two is the perfect way to celebrate this most romantic of occasions. This page offers recipe choices for appetizers, mains and desserts to help you plan your special meal.
Kedgeree is a delicious breakfast dish made principally from curried rice and fish. This page provides step by step recipe instructions with photographs for cooking it to perfection.
Delicious though it may be, a full English breakfast is not normally the healthiest way to start the day. This page looks at a few small tips for making it a significantly healthier meal.
Stovies is a concept devised by the servant classes of Scotland in centuries gone by. This page looks at an easy modern recipe for preparing the dish from scratch.
Cottage pie began life as a peasant food made with leftover pieces of meat and vegetables. This recipe shows how to make a delicious cottage pie using modern, every day ingredients.
Forfar bridies could almost be described as Scottish Cornish pasties. This page looks at precisely what Forfar brides are and provides a tasty recipe for making them at home.
Toasted sandwiches is a great way of taking the humble sandwich to the next level. The recipes on this page are tasty but simple and designed to suit a variety of tastes.
Christmas is a special time of year for spending with friends and family, but sometimes, for whatever reason, we find ourselves alone at the holidays. This page contains a number of tasty Christmas dinner recipes for one.
A story of drinking to excess and a subsequent act which outraged an entire nation.
A simple and basic guide for people in the rest of the world to the North American holiday that is Thanksgiving.
Coltness Primary School was located in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire. The pictures on this page were taken shortly before it was demolished in 2010.
Uncle Sam is a name well touted in the USA but who was he? Did he even in actual fact ever exist? Yes, he certainly did and this page reveals the details of the real life American Uncle Sam.
What - precisely - is the point of having the fanciest, all-singing, all-dancing website in the world,if no one ever sees it? Stop and think about it for a minute: how many newspapers would continue to be published if no one ever read them; how many...
William Wallace is most often associated by many with the movie, Braveheart. William Wallace, however, was very real and this page looks at the truth behind the myths.
I will concede that it is not for our culinary abilities that we Scots are best known. Statistics show Scotland to be in perpetual competition with the USA for being the designated heart attack capital of the world - a title which no country...
It is fairly unlikely that monkfish will ever be described as one of the most aesthetically pleasing fish in the seas or oceans. Also known as anglerfish, it has an extremely distinctive - perhaps even ferocious - appearance. Sadly, this fact alone...
The Notting Hill Carnival takes place in the Notting Hill area of West London on the Sunday and Monday of every August Bank Holiday weekend. It began as a small event in the 1960's, organised and celebrated by a mere few hundred West Indian...
Is there a difference between coriander and cilantro?
The Carry On Films featured some of Britain's greatest ever comedy actors and were produced over a period of more than two decades. This page looks at some of the most memorable films and moments.
Inveraray is a beautiful little town on the Scottish Argyll peninsula. This site is a brief visitor's guide and introduction.
The Last Drop is a popular pub on Edinburgh's famous Grassmarket, named after the grisly events that used to take place in the street outside.