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Archive for June, 2008

I shall refrain today from gushing about my gorgeous pup and will instead share with you a discovery: the best way to roast a pepper (capsicum). What’s wrong with the normal ways, I hear you ask.   Quite a lot actually.   The most common method of roasting a pepper is to place them whole in a hot oven or over coals.  [...]

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Caledonian Canal

Our first Sunday!             P.S. Will get back to food blogging soon!

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Marco

Didn’t have the heart to change his name in the end. 

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My mind is filled with thoughts of a small black spaniel.  It’s only three more sleeps until I head up to Tain, pop him in my car and take him home with me for ever and ever.  His bed is waiting, his toys are bought, he has his own towels and I’ve even cooked and frozen some small bags of mince to add [...]

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Kleftiko

Oooooh, this was a controversial meal.  Being one of my all time favourite meat dishes, I was very excited about making it for D for the first time.  Just knew he’d adore this Greek dish as much as I do.  Except he didn’t.  At all.  And I went in a total huff about it. For all the reasons I love this [...]

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Kedgeree

Kedgeree is an Anglo-Indian dish based on the comfort food of Southern Asia, khichdi.  Traditionally eaten by wealthy Victorians for breakfast, it is now more commonly served at lunch or dinner.  Quite right too, says I.  Though I often have eggs first thing on a Sunday morning, though kippers are always my first choice for [...]

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   Our school’s Highland Games take place tonight.  The kids are high as kites and the corridors are mayhem.  I’m taking a little breather before venturing out again into the partly assembled tents and stalls which are filling up the sport’s field. Being a slightly more confident baker than last June, my donations to the cake [...]

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Rocket and Chickpeas

   My garden isn’t growing quite as well as it did last year.  So far the corn and the squash plants have died;  the parsley and chervil have sprouted but are still very small, and I’m sure that by this time last year my courgette plants were bigger than they currently are.  On the bright [...]

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A Walk in the Woods

Rosie has been visiting this weekend and this morning she reminded me of one of the many many reasons that I’m looking forward to getting my own dog.  I think all Sunday mornings should be spent this way.     Only 2 more weeks until my very own pooch moves in. 

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Parsley Cream

I’m quite proud of this photo.  Feel that it captures just how rich and luxurious the dish is.  And how simple too.   Seriously, it couldn’t be easier.  My only advice is to use white pasta (wholewheat doesn’t work here at all) and to resist adding vegetables to the pasta.  It really is beautiful eaten as [...]

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