Frugal Cooking with an onion!

onion and potato pie

Such a frugal ingredient. So tasty and nutritious too. Pictured above is a potato and onion pie. The recipe can be found here with links to other pie recipes too. And don’t forget those delicious beer battered onion rings or this beautiful earthy stuffing and the related leek and potato soup.

Wild food season is well underway now. Here are our recipes:
wild garlic pesto
wild garlic and carrot soup
Dandelion Fritters or Pancakes
Nettle Soup

For foody bargains and bulk cupboard stocking, see Approved Food

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Our founder’s new novel FIREFLIES AND CHOCOLATE launches today. Inspired by the 600 children and young people who were kidnapped from Aberdeen during the 1740s and sold into indentured servitude, the story follows the adventures of Elizabeth Manteith from the castle and her determined efforts to get back home. There’s love. There’s proper derring-dos on the high seas… And there’s chocolate! 

A frugal, onion-cooking quote from the book:

“I look in the pantry. In truth it is all but bare, but I find flour and fat and an onion. I hold the onion in my hand and stare down at it for a wee minty, feeling all mixed up and strange. The last time I held an onion was in Scotland. It was part of the last meal I ever prepared there. This is the first time I’ve held an onion in America. They’re pretty much the same here or there, so I dinna ken why I’m feeling so odd, but the onion feels important, like it’s a link to home. And then I decide it’s going to be a part of the first meal I ever prepare here.”

Keep cosy! Eat onions! And enjoy the sunshine!

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Fireflies and Chocolate by Ailish Sinclair

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