Red Hamburger Relish

As a child I frequently had Bick’s Hamburger Relish. The availability of this product in the USA is spotty at best, so as usual I made it myself. This recipe is really, really close to what I remember, and you can easily make a half batch. 7 cups ground cucumbers (approximately 7 medium sized cucumbers, […]

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Chocolate and peanut butter mug cake

As an added bonus, you can easily make this keto friendly or vegan. Makes 2 decent sized mug cakes, or 1 if you have a huge mug and are feeling gluttonous! Whisk together: 2 tablespoons cooking oil 1/4 cup / 60ml milk 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Whisk into the liquids: 1/2 cup (120ml) almond […]

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Balsamic-grape jelly

Our home city recently lost a culinary institution. One of their specials was to serve their grilled cheese sandwich with what they called “balsamic jam”. I never had their grilled cheese, and their “balsamic jam” was actually “balsamic jelly” made by adding balsamic vinegar to grape jelly in a 1:3 ratio of vinegar to jelly. […]

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Gluten free Lorne sausage

Lorne sausage is Scotland’s own sausage. Made well, with good ingredients, it is delightfully different. Sadly all too many are made without care and with iffy ingredients, so they are merely “tasty” instead of “delightful”. Here’s a gluten free version for those who have to avoid wheat and other gluten bearing grains. 1 cup rice, […]

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Peanut butter and dark treacle popcorn

This is one of those tweak recipes that makes you go WOW. It’s sweet, salty, savoury, and with a touch of bitterness. It’s also gluten free and vegan. Feel free to substitute to cater for allergies. This recipe makes a decent snack size portion for 2 to 3 people. It’s also quite filling! 1/4 cup […]

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Oat and banana waffles

Nice and simple, and gluten free. Preheat your waffle iron. 1 heaped cup oats 1 medium banana 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs drizzle of molasses just for flavour up to 1/4 cup milk Add the first 5 ingredients to your food processor. Blend to a smooth paste. Add […]

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Queen of Puddings

For Mother’s Day, I asked my wife to choose a pudding we’d never had before. To be extra mean I handed her a book with over 140 classic British Pudding recipes – how horrible I am! She chose Queen of Puddings. I have had this once before in my whole life. It’s one I felt […]

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Burger seasoning

Any burger can be improved by some seasoning. This blend helps up the flavour quite a lot, and can be easily multiplied up and/or tweaked to taste. 2 tsp Salt 1 1/2 tsp Black Pepper 2 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Onion Powder 2 tsp Paprika 2 tsp Smoked Paprika 1/2 tsp Mustard Powder Cook […]

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Brazilian Cheese Bread – Pao De Quejo

A naturally gluten free bread that also makes a good pizza base? Yes please! 2/3 cup (160ml) milk 1/3 cup (80ml) neutral oil such as avocado oil 2 cups (450g) tapioca flour/starch 6 ounces (170 grams) of cheese (Cheddar, mozzarella) (vary this to your taste, both for cheese variety and amount) 2 eggs (OPTIONAL: see […]

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Haggis

Now that I have made you recoil in terror, here is how to make Scotland’s national sausage with ingredients available in the US. Yes, I called it a sausage, because that’s what it is! SPECIAL EQUIPMENT NEEDED meat grinder vacuum sealer vacuum bag sous vide setup OR large lidded pot INGREDIENTS 1 large onion, diced […]

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