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Smoked Haddock and Leek Risotto with Poached Egg

By Lindsay Guidi, Home Cook School A home cook from the youngest possible age, I took inspiration from my mother and grandmother who always believed in involving children in the preparation of family meals. In later years this investment paid dividends for my art school contemporaries who were regularly treated to my delicious, yet economical, banquets! Travel has since provided the stimulus for…


Norman Calder Credits Baking Success to Lessons Learned from SWI Members

In this interview from a past issue of Women Together, Great British Bake Off stalwart Norman Calder shares his memories of the SWI from his childhood and reveals how the lessons he learned from its members have stood the test of time... The wonderful world of homemade food makes up a big part of Norman Calder’s fondest childhood memories. With his mother a stalwart of the SWRI in his native Banffshire,…


Divine Chocolate Valentine’s Tart for Two

In the lead up to Valentine's Day, here's a fantastic recipe from Divine Chocolate that appeared in a previous issue of Women Together. It's the perfect treat to share with your other half this February!   Divine Chocolate Valentine’s Tart for Two Serves 2 Preparation and baking time: 15 - 17 minutes Ingredients 1 pack ready-rolled all butter puff pastry100g Divine 70% Dark Chocolate100ml double…


It never ceases to amaze me how quickly life can change! – The beginning of The Batch Lady

By Suanne Mullholland, aka The Batch Lady Eighteen months ago, I had no real email address of my own (sharing a joint one with my husband). I was such a technophobe that the children regularly had to work the tv remote for mummy, and I was sure that my days of dreaming of starting a business were well behind me. Yet in a very short space of time the here I am sitting in my office with my assistant…


Nick Nairn's Haggis Tortellini with Mushrooms in a Clear Broth

  With Burns Night fast approaching, we're looking back at this excellent recipe from top celebrity chef Nick Nairn and Waitrose, featured in a previous issue of Women Together. If you're looking for something a bit different to toast the bard with - while retaining that traditional Scottish flavour - then this is the recipe for you! Nick Nairn's Haggis Tortellini with Mushrooms in a Clear Broth Serves…


Foodie Quine - Edible Scottish Adventures

Claire Jessiman is a Scottish Freelance Food and Travel writer based in Aberdeen who has been blogging her Edible Scottish Adventures as Foodie Quine since 2012.  A mum of two and wife of one, she is passionate about cooking from scratch, seasonality, food education and family-friendly recipes. She's always keen to seek out local food specialties, markets and experiences whilst travelling in the UK…