CREAMED at Lovecrumbs

It is my absolute pleasure to announce the beginning of a little venture called CREAMED. Myself and Hannah Graves are going to be supplying some of the cakes for Lovecrumbs (of Edinburgh) for the month of August, when Edinburgh explodes into life with all the wonderful festivals going on. If you want to be nosy you can find us on…

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Whisky Bitters, an excellent tonic

Whisky Bitters

Whisky Bitters I recently came across a formula for a variety of bitters made with whisky, in Isobel Johnstone’s The Cook and Housewife’s Manual, an old Scottish recipe book first published in 1826. When we think of bitters, it is Angostura that usually first comes to mind. Either that, you might think of all the glamorous amari that come from…

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Homemade Hot Sauce

Homemade Hot sauce

Homemade Hot Sauce Here is an excellent recipe for a homemade hot sauce. This one is made with dried red chillies, sugar, salt, garlic and lime juice, and nothing else besides water. There you have a blood red, spicy homemade hot sauce that tastes so good it will ruin your palate for everything else. There are so many hot sauces…

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Mrs Watson’s Brown Sugar Pie

Mrs Watson's Brown Sugar Pie

Mrs Watson’s Brown Sugar Pie Here is a recipe for brown sugar pie, another gem from Mrs Watson’s recipe collection. There are many pie recipes in the book I want to try, such as the southern classic chess pie, and the wonderfully named Lulu’s Ky Pie. I love the idea of using brown sugar as a main ingredient and key…

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Mrs Watson’s Peach Cobbler

Mrs Watson's Peach Cobbler

Mrs Watson’s Peach Cobbler If you have ever travelled through rural Georgia in summer you will understand why so many people fall in love with this green and fertile landscape. Driving along a highway you will pass the enormous pecan groves and peanut fields; you will see Kudzu everywhere (the invasive plant that smothers entire forests) and Spanish moss which…

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