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It’s blawin’ a hoolie here again, so I’m hitting the cosy corner of the couch with ‘Dolittle’ and a bowlful of tomato soup with roasted red pepper, basil, garlic and a touch of rosemary. . . . . . #Saturday #tomatosoup #saturdaynight #instadaily #supper #soup #eeeeeats #foodporn #foodpics #foodography #comfortfood #foodpix #instafood #Whisky #foodstagram #flatlaystyle #fromabove #foodphotography #foodlover #thefeedfeed #feedfeed #foodporn #nikon_photography #heresmyfood @hautescuisines
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Kitchen is destroyed. But I’m a bit chuffed and relieved tonight’s tortelloni didn’t turn out looking like Donald Trump’s facial orifice. This week’s FridayFeast is hazelnut and ricotta filled Tortelloni with a garlic, Abernethy butter, guanciale and sage sauce. Reducing good chicken stock in advance really boosts the flavour. . . . . . . . . #fridayfeast #fridaynight #cosyfood #comfortfood #italian #foodstyling #eeeeeats #weekendvibes #foodography #Supper #feedfeed #foodpics #foodstagram #comfortfood #italianfood #instafood #foodphotography #foodlover #nikon_photography #foodporn #foodpornography #ig_food #foodography #heresmyfood #pasta #igfood
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UPDATED WITH RECIPE. Midweek treat: Panko Parmesan Chicken with mushroom and Stilton cheese sauce. A little garlic butter on top: heavy on the curly parsley. I made this last summer, but I’ve now written the recipe down. . INGREDIENTS 2 skinless chicken breasts 150g plain flour 2 eggs, whisked 100 panko crumbs 100g butter 800g large chestnut mushrooms, sliced 2 banana shallots, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 100g Stilton cheese, crumbled Pinch white pepper 500ml chicken stock 200ml crème fraîche Handful of parsley, finely chopped You’ll need 3 pans and a blender for this. Set your oven to 180°. Coat the chicken in the egg and cover with the flour. Coat again with the egg and then the panko crumbs. Place on a covered baking tray and cook for 20-25 minutes. . Meanwhile, sauté the shallots and 2/3 of the minced garlic with a third of the butter in a pan over a low heat until soft. Add 3/4 of the mushrooms and cook for a couple of minutes, then add the chicken stock and white pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes, then add the Stilton and crème fraîche and stir until the cheese has melted. Set aside to cool a little, then blitz the bejesus out of it in a blender until it’s silky smooth. Pour it back into the pan on low to reheat. . Two new small pans now: with the first, on a medium-high heat, sauté the remaining mushrooms in a third of the butter, tossing continually until they take on a beautiful burnished colour. In the second pan, on a low heat, add the last of the butter and cook until it begins to foam, then toss in the garlic and fry gently for about 2 minutes: don’t let it brown. Stir in the chopped parsley. . Pour your sauce into a bowl, place the breadcrumbed chicken on top and garnish with the mushrooms and garlic butter. . . . . . . . . #recipe #instadaily #midweek #chicken #to #sharingfood #foodstyling #chickendinner #eeeeeats #comfortfood #garlic #foodography #Supper #garlicbutter #cheese #feedfeed #foodpics #foodstagram #mushrooms #instafood #foodphotography #foodlover #chicken #nikon_photography #foodporn #foodpornography #ig_food #foodography #heresmyfood
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Storm Ciara has hit The Trossachs. And I’m hitting the sofa with red wine and pomegranate pears with star anise, toasted hazelnuts, thyme, cardamom and crème fraîche. . . . . . . #Saturday #stormciara #instadaily #supper #eeeeeats #chilling #foodporn #foodpics #supper #foodography #comfortfood #foodpix #instafood #foodstagram #foodphotography #foodlover #thefeedfeed #feedfeed #foodporn #nikon_photography #heresmyfood
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This week’s FridayFeast is a sort of Sri Lankan style prawn curry [RECIPE]. It’s genuinely unauthentic but I’ve tested the recipe a couple of times and it works for me. The onions are cooked much longer than many cookbooks recommend: I pop a lid on the pan to soften them a little in the steam before they brown. Anyhow, I’m battening down the hatches and pouring a glass of something nice as Storm Ciara approaches. . RECIPE: . 2 tbsp oil 1 onion onions 2 tsp salt 2 tsp mustard seeds 4 cloves garlic, crushed 4 tsp mild curry powder tsp freshly grated turmeric (or ground) 300ml coconut milk 2cm cube ginger, grated 1 green chilli, chopped 4 Kaffir lime leaves 250ml tomato passata 1 tsp tamarind paste juice of 1 lemon 1tsp demerara sugar 600g raw prawns (half shelled) Desiccated coconut for garnish. . . Heat the oil in a wok or a large, deep frying pan on medium-low heat. Cook the onions for at least 15 minutes until soft (tip: cover your pan and they will soften quicker because of the steam). Add the garlic, mustard seeds, curry powder, turmeric, green chilli, salt and ginger and continue cooking for 5 minutes. Stir constantly. Add the coconut milk, passata, tamarind paste, lemon juice and sugar. Simmer for about 15 minutes to reduce the sauce. Add the prawns and continue to cook until they’ve taken on colour and cooked through. Dust with the desiccated coconut. I served mine with steamed rice and a wedge of lime. . . . . #fridayfeast #fridaynight #cosyfood #comfortfood #curry #foodstyling #eeeeeats #weekendvibes #foodography #Supper #feedfeed #foodpics #foodstagram #comfortfood #instafood #foodphotography #foodlover #fromabove #flatlay #nikon_photography #foodporn #foodpornography #ig_food #foodography #heresmyfood #prawns #igfood #recipes #recipe #easyrecipes #recipeshare #seafood
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Rotolo pasta with Serrano ham, broccoli, peas, buffalo mozzarella, Comté cheese and a little chorizo. James Beard’s book, ‘American Cookery’ is tonight’s literary treat, so I’ve parked my bahookie on the couch and have no plans to budge. . . . . . . . #Saturday #saturdaynight #serranoham #instadaily #supper #books #eeeeeats #foodporn #foodpics #foodography #comfortfood #foodpix #instafood #pasta #foodstagram #cookbook #notauthentic #fromabove #foodphotography #foodlover #thefeedfeed #feedfeed #foodporn #nikon_photography #flatlay @beardfoundation @lecreusetuk #European
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Yesterday wasn’t my happiest 24 hours, but this morning’s cathartic traipse around Loch Ard has enlivened my spirit. I skipped breakfast and I’m now ravenous, so I’ve made mushrooms and Strathdon Blue cheese on toast with a handful of young wild garlic and Burford Brown eggs. . . . . . . #Saturday #brunch #instadaily #supper #eggfast #eeeeeats #chilling #foodporn #foodpics #lunch #foodography #comfortfood #foodpix #instafood #eggs #foodstagram #toast #foodphotography #foodlover #thefeedfeed #feedfeed #foodporn #nikon_photography #heresmyfood @clarence_court
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Granny’s 1931 Baked Rice Pudding, which I’ve just realised hasn’t been made since 2018. Made amends (and a detour en route home for evaporated milk) tonight though. . Ingredients: 100g pudding rice, 1 pint milk (I used @grahamsthefamilydairy Gold Top), 400ml evaporated milk, vanilla pod, 30g golden granulated sugar, knob of butter and nutmeg. . . . . . . . #instadaily #ricepudding #eeeeeats #Supper #feedfeed #foodpics #oldschool #thefeedfeed #foodstagram #simple #instafood #cosy #comfortfood #feedfeed #foodphotography #foodlover #baked #nikon_photography #foodporn #foodpornography #ig_food #foodography #pudding #heresmyfood
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Pre Burns Night tear ‘n’ share eggy bread. Haggis, neeps and tatties to follow, but I have strict instructions to park my lens. . . . . . Saturday #saturdaynight #instadaily #supper #burnsnight #eeeeeats #foodporn #foodpics #foodography #comfortfood #foodpix #instafood #Whisky #foodstagram #burns #fromabove #foodphotography #foodlover #thefeedfeed #feedfeed #foodporn #nikon_photography #clarencecourteggs
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[Recipe] It’s been a thoroughly exhausting week and I’m now feeling a little smug about achieving something I considered impossible on Monday morning. I was seriously pooped earlier but I’m bouncing back with a generous bowlful of my chilli con carne with sriracha and maple roast cauliflower: speared and plunged into the chilli, of course. It’s this week’s FridayFeast. Here’s the chilli recipe: . Chilli Con Carne Ingredients: . 2 large onions finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 red pepper, chopped 2 tbsp oil 2 heaped tsp chilli flakes 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp sweet paprika 200ml beef stock 300g minced beef 200g minced pork 1 tin chopped tomatoes 3 tbsp tomato purée 1 tin red kidney beans 20g 70% dark chocolate 20g butter . . In a heavy casserole pot, fry the onions in a tsp of oil on a low heat for at least 15 minutes, stirring until translucent, then add the red pepper and garlic. Cook until soft, but not browned. Remove and set aside. Turn the heat up and brown the beef and pork mince in the same pot then pop the veg back in. Tip in the chilli flakes, cumin, paprika and mix. Add the beef stock, tomato purée and tomatoes and simmer very gently for at least an hour, stirring occasionally. If it becomes too thick, add a little water. Drain the kidney beans and add to the pot along with the chocolate and butter and simmer for another 10 minutes. . . . . . . #fridayfeast #fridaynight #cosyfood #comfortfood #chilliconcarne #foodstyling #eeeeeats #weekendvibes #foodography #Supper #feedfeed #foodpics #foodstagram #comfortfood #instafood #foodphotography #foodlover #fromabove #flatlay #nikon_photography #foodporn #foodpornography #ig_food #foodography #heresmyfood #chilli #igdaily #igfood #recipes #recipe #easyrecipes #recipeshare
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Movie night with Roast Poussin, Scottish honey, lemon, thyme and smashed potatoes with garlic butter and green beans. I’ve downloaded The Mission: haven’t watched it in eons. Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack is astonishing. . . . . . . #Saturday #saturdaynight #instadaily #supper #poussin #eeeeeats #chilling #foodporn #foodpics #foodography #comfortfood #foodpix #instafood #foodstagram #fromabove #foodphotography #foodlover #thefeedfeed #feedfeed #foodporn #nikon_photography
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I was undeservedly ambushed by lurgy a few days ago. Thankfully, it rarely hangs around but just to be sure, I’ve made a sort of Massaman Beef Curry to see it off. The beef was cooked for 3 hours in coconut milk, tomato purée, star anise, kashmiri chillies, ginger and added to a sauce with shallots, lemongrass, peanuts, galangal, bay and cardamom. . . . . . . . . #fridayfeast #fridaynight #cosyfood #comfortfood #curry #beefcurry #foodstyling #eeeeeats #weekendvibes #foodography #Supper #feedfeed #foodpics #foodstagram #comfortfood #instafood #foodphotography #foodlover #fromabove #flatlay #NotParticularlyAuthentic #nikon_photography #foodporn #foodpornography #ig_food #foodography #heresmyfood #beef #igdaily #igfood
Del Sneddon - The Wee Rascal

I'm a battle-scarred creative director who cooks, styles and takes photos.

I'm a designer and art director with 30 years experience in the creative industry and a director and owner of PRC; an award-winning design agency specialising in packaging and branding for consumer goods. This is my weekend fix - cooking, styling, recipes and photography. Everything on this web site was created in a little kitchen, in a caravan which isn't much bigger. All in the heart of The Trossachs, Scotland.