Cod, Chorizo and Sherry



  • Olive Oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic, sliced
  • 1 chorizo ring, thinly sliced
  • 150ml dry sherry, such as Tio Pepe
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 can butter beans
  • 4 fillets of cod
  • 1 can of chopped organic tomatos
  • Chopped parsley


  • Heat the oil, and fry the onion on a medium heat until soft, then add the peppers for another couple of minutes
  • When the pepper is softening, add the garlic, then the chorizo (effectively, chop the onions, and fry, chop the peppers while the onion is frying, prepare the garlic while the pepper is frying, chop the chorizo while the garlic is frying.)
  • After a couple of minutes, add the paprika and allow the flavours to mingle.
  • Pour the sherry over the hot mixture, and let it bubble, then add the tomatos and butter beans.
  • Bring to a simmer then add the cod fillets, and season.
  • After 5 minutes or so, when the cod seems nearly done, take of the heat, add the parsley and serve with fresh crusty bread.


Tomato and sweet potato soup

First recipe of the new site.

I had a lonely sweet potato and I made this soup. It was lovely and creamy, and I think it could be adapted to include a variety of versions.


  • 1 Sweet potato
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 stick of celery, chopped
  • 1 can of chopped tomato
  • 900ml stock
  • salt and pepper
  • Tabasco sauce (optional)


  • Peel and chop the sweet potato boil for around 20 minutes until soft.
  • In the meantime, fry the chopped onion, carrot and celery in the vegetable oil over a low heat for around 10 minutes, until softened
  • Add the chopped tomato to the chopped onion mixture, and continue to cook for a further five minutes
  • Add the stock and the cooked potato, and blend with a soup wand, until smooth and creamy.
  • Season with salt, pepper, tabasco before serving.


  • Non-vegan? Use a beef stock
  • Try adding peppers to the mix at the start
  • Consider serving a spicy version of the soup with sour cream

Hello world!

Once upon a time, I was the treasurer for the Uist Wholefood co-op. For ten years, I put a couple of recipes a week on our site, as well as passing on information about local food, and related information.

The local shops caught on, and started supplying wholefoods, and gradually we became unviable. For a while, we just had the website, and then that got hacked. All the recipes and articles have gone, and I am starting again.

This is now just a personal website, so that I can keep a note of favourite recipes online, and so my relatives and friends can use my recipes. Some of the recipes are made-up, others are from recipe books which will be attributed – perhaps you’ll be inspired to buy them.

I’ll tag the recipes according to main ingredient, style, and type, so for example, a vegan tomato soup will be tagged for #vegan, #tomato, #soup etcetera.

More soon!