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Baked Squash, stuffed with leeks

Eli & I eat quite a bit of squash as she’s a bit of a squash fiend, and this time of year is perfect with all the different types of squash available to cook with. Like most folk, we tend to cook with butternut squash, making soups and pastas mostly […]


Snickerdoodles are soft, sugar cookies which are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside and dusted with cinnamon. No one is sure where the name snicker doodle came from, some saying it’s German, some saying Dutch. Others say it’s just a whimsical name from the New […]

The nights are fair drawing in.

It’s that time of year when the daylight hours are getting shorter, the wind is getting chilly and the leaves on the trees are beginning to turn their Autumn shades. Gone are the thoughts of crisp summer salads and ice cream sundaes to be replaced with soups and hearty meals. […]

Panna Cotta Pleasures

Panna cotta (from Italian for cooked cream) is an Italian dessert made by simmering together cream, milk, vanilla and sugar, mixing this with gelatine, and letting it cool until set. Panna cotta is one of those things I order in a restaurant and savour, feeling like it’s one of those […]

Best chocolate brownies recipe

Today is our friend Luke’s birthday and as a treat, we’re baking him a batch of Brownies to remind him what he’s missing from the states. Brownies are one of those things which scream USA along with cookies and pumpkin pie and the one thing us poor Brits need to […]

About us

We are Kate and Eli and we love gardening, growing veggies and cooking. A great combination. We live on the East Coast of Scotland and tend an average sized household garden. Our house is called Ar Bruadair, which is Scottish Gaelic for “our dream”, the house and garden very much […]