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Archive for May, 2008

Happy Weekend

An explosion in the Scottish baby population is requiring me to embark on a whirlwind tour of Scotland this weekend.  Back sometime next week. Have a great weekend. 

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It’s raining.  Hard.  And I’m feeling rather ambivilant about it. You see, on one hand  I should be happy.  My poor, poor garden has been without rain for weeks now.  Weeks!  That’s not very Scottish at all.  Plants here expect copious amounts of moisture.  In fact, I think it’s in their contract.   I also don’t have anything outdoorsy planned for [...]

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Posh Fish Fingers

Last year, when Christina admitted to a love of corn dogs I breathed a tiny sigh of relief.  Perhaps I wasn’t such a freak in the food blogging world.  Yes, the vast majority of food I eat is prepared with fresh ingredients and yes, they are usually well balanced, healthy meals.  But I have to [...]

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My Dog

Regular readers of this blog will know how I feel about dogs.  I love them.  I mean, I really really really love them.  They make me incredibly happy with their snuffling and padding, licking and pawing, stretching and bounding.  Though I’ve been lucky to have lots of dogs in my life -  Rosie, Rufus, Winston, Tammy [...]

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Sweet Potato Chips

Exciting things are afoot and I’m unable to concentrate properly on anything much.  Can’t think of a single thing to say about the below meal except that it consisted of Silvana Franco’s lamb and bulgar burgers (recipe here) and oven baked sweet potato chips; it’s far lower in fat and calories than your average burger and [...]

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In The Beginning…

Bed 1 Raspberries Strawberries Courgette Squash Corn Bed 2 More raspberrries Broadbeans Peas Bed 3 Blueberries Gooseberries Flat-leafed parsley Chervil Rocket Sorrel Spinach Rainbow chard Elsewhere – Apples, plums, quince, thyme, sage (green and purple) , chives, rosemary, mint, curly parsley, oregano and marjoram. Plans – Erect a little greenhouse and grow tomatoes.

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  I’m highly excited about the forthcoming weekend.  For the last few months there has been a possibility floating around that I would be moving to a different house this summer and so I held off from planting my vegetables: it would have been terrible to sow them and then abandon the seedlings.  Yesterday I found out for [...]

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I’ve just finished eating the following dish and am now lounging on the sofa in a rather pleasant food coma.  Rather greedily, I ate two when one would have been entirely sufficient.  Feel like a slob.  In my defence, I am (rather pathetically) still recovering from the weekend and feel in need of nourishment.  Plus, these [...]

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After a whole week of brilliant sunshine and high temperatures, the heavens opened on Genna’s wedding day.  It rained and thundered throughout the entire wedding!  But no-one cared a jot.  The day could not have been more beautiful.  Way too tired to give details.  The pictures say everything.        An enormous thank you to [...]

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Pg. 123

  It’s the wedding weekend.  I’ve pressed my dress, painted my nails and charged the batteries in my camera.  Most importantly, I’ve made the cake.  It’s sitting on the kitchen work surface as I type, anxiously awaiting  Saturday afternoon and its fifteen minutes of fame and glory.  I will, of course, post photos of the finished cake once the day [...]

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