Rosa's recipe tops the table

by Alastair Hamilton -

Still on a gardening theme, Rosa Steppanova is best known in Shetland for having created a beautiful botanic garden and nursery at Tresta, in the islands' west mainland, and she has also written widely about the challenges and rewards of gardening at 60° north. However, her skills extend indoors, too: one of her recipes - for a gluten-free chocolate, morello and almond cake - was chosen as the best submitted for a recent feature in the Guardian. It looks very, very tempting.