Panzanella Salad

Nothing says summer like fresh tomatoes and this salad is a lovely way to use an abundance of cherry tomatoes. Perfect for alfresco dinners on the deck along-side grilled meats. Serves: 4-6 INGREDIENTS 1 Loaf…Continue Reading

Risotto with Beetroot and Pecatini

Recipe courtesy of La Terrazza del Chiostro, Pienza, Italy Serves 6 Ingredients 500 gr. Rice (3 1/2 cups) 500 gr. Beet (3 1/2 cups 70 gr. (1/2 cup) Peconzola (Pecorino blue cheese from Pienza)* 100 ml.…Continue Reading

Scottish Lamb Pie

Meat pies with hot-water crust are hearty and delicious. In the middle ages the crusts were thick and hard and not meant to be eaten, just a vessel for the filling. These crusts are tasty;…Continue Reading

Scottish Millionaire Bars

A decadent combination of buttery shortbread, soft caramel, and chocolate, these bars originated in Scotland and are so named because they are so rich.   INGREDIENTS For the shortbread crust: 1 cup unsalted butter, softened…Continue Reading

Toad in the Hole

Legend has it that the name Toad-in-the-Hole originates from the town of Alnmouth in Northumberland, U.K., where the local golf course was overrun with Natterjack toads. The chef at the local hotel devised a dish…Continue Reading

Halibut & Chips

These fish and chips use a traditional British beer batter. Cod or haddock can also be used. Serve with malt vinegar or tartar sauce. A classic side dish is mushy peas. INGREDIENTS For the halibut:…Continue Reading

Pear Balsamic Chutney

The sweet and savory flavors of this chutney are the perfect complement to roasted pork tenderloin, grilled chicken. Spread it on sandwiches made with smoked turkey, or serve it with our Stilton Gougére. Makes ½…Continue Reading