Braised Belly Pork

Braised Belly Pork – Chinese Style

Today’s post is Chinese style Braised Belly Pork cooked slowly using free range pork belly from Harris Farm Meats. So my brother was over from Singapore visiting us recently and we took him to Ruth’s farm to pick up some pork. He loves pork and Ruth’s farm is only 5 minutes away from our house.…

Lamb and Pumpkin Stew

We had our first snow for this winter and I can’t actually remember the last time it snowed in Nov! We’ve had such mild winters the past few years it’s easy to forget that I’m actually living in Scotland. It’s certainly a change from the never ending heat and humidity of Singapore. For someone who…

Burn’s Night Special – Venison Pie

β€œSome hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat and we can eat,
And sae the Lord be thankit.”

Love that wee poem πŸ™‚ Also known as the Selkirk Grace. For those of you who didn’t know, it was Burn’s Night yesterday and living in Scotland, its absolutely mandatory to celebrate all things Scottish! Last year I made some Cranachan Cupcakes. This year, its all about meat- venison to be precise.

I’ve been quite busy recently and the wee flat is in an absolute mess! I’m going through a rearrange and reorganise phase just now and I seem to be making a bigger mess than usual. Anyway, as space is a premium right now, I didn’t get a chance to take any pics. I did however have a picture of a venison pie I made years ago(same recipe and pots used).

Chili Verde con Puerco (Green Chili with Pork) – Ad Libb’s Chili Con Carnival

fussyeater.netIt is the eve of Cino de Mayo, the sun is shining and I’m trying to perfect my chili verde for Ad Libb’s Chili Con Carnival!! The first chili competition of its kind in Glasgow. Needless to say, I did not win. I didn’t really think I would though there were alot more people there then I expected. I’d say there was about 30 entries…maybe? The competition was fierce! It was held in Ad Libb’s Ingram Street venue(handy for parking FYI) and the atmosphere was electric! There was mariachi music and margaritas and lots and lots of chili πŸ™‚