Lemon & Dill Vinaigrette

A light zesty dressing to liven up your summer salads 🙂 Ingredients: 300ml Extra Virgin olive oil Juice and zest of 1 lemon White wine vinegar (only use enough vinegar to take the lemon juice to 100ml) 1 tsp Mustard Finely chopped dill Salt & pepper to taste Method: Put everything into a jug and…

Lemon & Choc Chip Cupcake

The summer is upon us! After months and months of nothing but rain and snow and gales and hail and sleet, its finally sunshine!! I haven’t really been cooking and baking as much as I normally do. Just enjoying the sunshine as much as I can, while I can! I made this cupcake a couple…

Lemon & Herb Roast Chicken

IMG_20130323_095603 copyEvery good roast starts with good meat. In this case, its St Brides Free Range Chicken. Their farm is just outside Strathaven and they produce amazing quality poultry. They specialize in a slow growing breed and allow their birds to roam and forage as much as they like. All this attention and care results in an amazing tasting roast chicken, all thanks to the wonderful people at St Brides Poultry.

There are hundreds of different types of roast chicken recipes online. I would suggest a little pick n mix. Read a few recipes and pick out the elements you like. For example, I like sage, rosemary & thyme so those are the herbs I used. You could easily change that for parsley or tarragon. You don’t have to have lemon or chili, you could leave both out completely or have only lemon and chili. The choice really is yours. Whatever you feel like you want to add or take away, you can. Don’t be afraid to experiment a little!

Lemon Cheesecake (Baked)

I love cheesecakes. Especially those of the baked variety. The only problem with baked cheesecakes is the actual baking itself. Its an absolute nightmare sometimes! Turning the house upside down trying to find a roasting tray thats big enough to hold the spring-form tin and deep enough to hold water(because the cheesecake needs to cook…