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Archive for July, 2008

I’m avoiding my neighbour at the moment.  As the owner of a small business, he doesn’t get many holidays in the year and is, understandably, very envious of my seven weeks of summery freedom.  He has listened jealously to my travel plans every July since I moved in and has almost seemed to live vicariously through my continual [...]

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Long holidays mean lazy lunches and this is my favourite lazy lunch of the moment.  Pretty, nutritious, filling and very, very tasty.  Wonder how well it would keep in a lunch box…  Goats Cheese and Bulgar Stuffed Peppers (For 1) I red pepper, halved length ways and de-seeded Olive oil 1/2 cup bulgar 1/4 tspn [...]

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Pals

Marco and I have been on the road for the past week visiting family and friends in Aberdeenshire and the Borders.  It was all great fun but the best part was watching my pup become aquainted with some of the other dogs in my life.  Not only has he become great pals with Rosie (at last), [...]

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We’re having a much anticipated, much desired mini-heatwave here in the north of Scotland.  The wind has dropped, the sun has come out and it is a sultry 24oC (75oF) outside.  No snickering now: that’s a roaster for these parts. My deckchair, a book and an icy Ginnito cocktail await me in the garden.  This [...]

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Photo Tag

The lovely Holler of Tinned Tomatoes has tagged me to do a Top Ten Photos meme.  My task is to pick the ten food photographs I am most proud of and share them again with you all.  I’m finding it more difficult than I had imagined.  It’s really hard to consider the photographs in a [...]

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Home-Made Paneer

Have you ever come across Mallika’s blog, Quick Indian Cooking?  It’s one of my favourites.  Not only does she make me laugh with tales of yoga classes and mothers and the Tube and hazily remembered nights out, she also continually posts recipes that I desperately want to try out. The above Paneer Bhujia was one [...]

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When Marco Met Rosie…

It didn’t go that well. Marco thought Rosie was cute.  Rosie thought Marco was an abomination. She’ll come round. 

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Risotto Verde

We’ve been back from Stag Cottage only two days and I’m already missing it.  I miss the remote glen. I miss the wood burner in the living room. I miss having pine martens in my garden.  And I miss the above pretty kitchen.  My own kitchen is a brown, late 70′s, formica affair.  It’s functional, but [...]

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Ardnamurchan

Sigh. We’re back from our holiday on the west coast.  It was a magical, magical week.  Somehow, the torrential rains that have been hammering the country recently missed the wee corner we were based in, enabling us to fully explore the hills and glens of the remote, beautiful Ardnamurchan penninsula and surrounding areas. Don’t want to [...]

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We’re Off

We’re off to a cottage on the west coast for a week.  Got my walking boots, my camera, my books, my man and my dog.  What more could I ask for?  Hope you have a great week too. 

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