Month: September 2017

O Artigos de Pastelaria Portuguese

O Artigos de Pastelaria Portuguese

I love visiting places and trying the local cuisines.  A recent trip to Portugal was no exception. I was prepared for the sardines, the abundant fresh seafood, the black pig, and the ubiquitous Pastel de Nata, (custard tart). What I was surprised by, was the […]

Breakfast

Breakfast

We’re talking breakfast today. What do you think of when you think of the first repast of the day? A ‘full English’, toast, croissant, cereal? Amazingly reports suggest that two thirds of Britons don’t eat breakfast at all, and of those that do many grab […]

Eat the Seasons – September

Eat the Seasons – September

Anyone who has read my blog will know I’m a proponent of seasonal eating. There are lots of reasons why: it’s generally cheaper, as ‘in season’ UK produce is more abundant and forces down the market price; it’s certainly fresher than imported counterparts shipped half-way […]

Get your Oats!

Get your Oats!

The Scots have always liked their oats. And not just for breakfast. They’re used in the national dish, simple savoury delights such as skirlie, the ubiquitous oatcake, and brilliant puddings such as cranachan. You could do worse than up your oat intake.  They’re a great source […]

Go to Work on an Egg…

Go to Work on an Egg…

Are you old enough to remember the ‘Go to Work on an Egg’ campaign?  I am!  Apparently it is one of the most successful campaigns ever run, and the cheap and nutritious protein had a champion outing as a breakfast option until the evils of […]

Welcome & Bon Apetit

Welcome & Bon Apetit

Welcome to ‘Scraping the Bowl’ where I will serve up a mixed platter of recipes, reviews, and random ramblings about all things food.  A cunning combo of food and writing – the two loves of my life- what could be better?  As a lifelong food eater, maker […]