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Archive for June, 2007

Achiltibuie

What a way to start the holidays!  D and I are just back from an amazing few days camping near Achiltibue on the west coast of Scotland.  We saw otters!!!!!  I have promised D not to disclose the exact location but if you really want to know, do get in touch.  I’m shattered from all the [...]

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Ginger and Turmeric Fish

foods 048 Originally uploaded by wjharrison77. Holidays start tomorrow! Six weeks and three days free from a 50 mile (roundtrip) commute and piles of marking begins at 12 noon. To celebrate the beginning of our holiday, D and I are going to leave school and drive straight to the west coast (Achnaherd, probably) to camp [...]

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foods 021Originally uploaded by wjharrison77. Lots of good things have happened this year already. Too many to list, really. But, without a doubt, the absolute best thing that has happened to me in the last six months is this: I discovered that I have a severe iron deficiency. For years and years I have been [...]

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Braised Fennel Originally uploaded by wjharrison77. Just back from a very wet weekend in Glen Tanar. It rained heavily and constantly from the moment I left Inverness until I arrived back today. Not the perfect conditions for camping and a BBQ one might think. But one would be wrong! The barbeque was dragged into a dilapidated [...]

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Lavender Cocktails

Lavender Originally uploaded by wjharrison77. This weekend I’m heading down to the Glen Tanar Estate in Deeside. Thankfully, I will not be traipsing through scratchy heather counting grumpy capercailles as I was last time I visited the area (saw a grand total of zero). Instead, I’ll be joining friends for a leaving party: Keith is [...]

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The Games!

Cakes Originally uploaded by wjharrison77.    At noon things were not looking good. Not only was the rain bucketing down on the Highland Games arena, our main tent had blown down in the gales. The wild weather meant the school’s stage could not be taken outside and the Highland dancers worried that their delicate foot [...]

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Fool Proof Baking

Fruit LoafOriginally uploaded by wjharrison77. A lazy post tonight. But a happy one. My baking panic is over. The Highland Games take place tomorrow night and, despite yesterday’s disasters, I have managed to make some cakes! Hooray! A massive thanks to Holler from Tinned Tomatoes and Johanna from Green Gourmet Giraffe for providing me with [...]

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Marshmallows and Mayhem

Marshmallows Originally uploaded by wjharrison77. It appears I cannot bake. On Wednesday night my school is holding a Highland Games. If the weather is good (you never can tell in Scotland) we expect around 5,000 people to turn up. Exciting stuff! Miss McDonald is hosting a tea-room tent and has asked for lots of baking [...]

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Onigiri

Onigiri Originally uploaded by wjharrison77. On leaving university I moved to Japan to live and work for a year. I was based in Tomakomai, a small-ish town an hour south of Sapporo on Japan’s north island, Hokkaido. It was an amazing experience in a million different ways. Looking back on it now I find that [...]

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Walnut & Parsley PestoOriginally uploaded by wjharrison77. Earlier this week a bolshy, fourth year pupil, L, marched up to my desk and demanded to know if the rumours were true. Was I moving school? Was that true? If it was true there was no way that L was going to speak to me ever, ever, [...]

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