Cook’s notes – cool cucumbers

Cucumbers: floral and fresh.

The humble cucumber is often regarded as just another minor ingredient to salad but nothing could be further from the truth!    Yet another of these natural foods that are packed full of healthy nutrients, the cucumber’s greatest strength is its concentration of – WATER!    Cucumbers are 96% water – which…

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Cook’s Notes: The Quintessential Lemon

Lemons - full of vitamin C, zesty and colourful. They liven up drinks and food.

The humble lemon (part of the citrus fruit family) is a classy, essential (and compact) natural cook’s choice in the kitchen. Lemons have a high concentration of vitamin C conferring a wide variety of health benefits. With potassium to prevent heart problems, natural citric acid to improve digestion and antioxidants…

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The Very Scotty Berry Cocktail

The Very Scotty Berry Cocktail created by Dine Mixologists using Daffy's Gin

OK, so the weather is decidedly cool again but this year’s recent hot Scottish summer has produced a bumper crop of delicious Scotty Brand raspberries. To celebrate their bumper crop, the lovely people at Scotty brand sent me a berry hamper to create my own Very Scotty Berry cocktail, which…

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