Excuse the silence, folks. Busy, busy up here just now. No recipe today. Just a recommendation for somewhere to eat if you’re ever visiting the Inverness area. Dores is a small village on the banks of Loch Ness. It’s only 10 minutes from my house and David and I often go for a walk along the [...]
Archive for January, 2009
Today is the 250th anniversary of the birth of our our national poet, Robert Burns. Suspect even those Scots who don’t usually celebrate the night might be having a wee dram this evening. We went haggis hunting yesterday afternoon and came back with this lovely specimen. Shall be popping it the oven soon (my preferred method [...]
No reason. He’s just such a cutie.
The New Vegetarian is a weekly column in The Guardian written by Yotam Ottolenghi. Each week this jaw-droppingly talented chef publishes a beautiful vegetarian recipe and every week I look forward to trying it out. The most recent recipe was for the below Two Potato Vindaloo. I made it on Sunday afternoon to eat for [...]
I’d heard of twice-baked potatoes before but it wasn’t until last weekend that I actually experienced them for the first time. Oh. My. Goodness. So creamy, so tasty, so good! Wonder if I’ll ever have a normal baked potato again… If you’re after a most sophisticated filling you could use goats cheese and chives or blue [...]
A friend who works in a winter sports shop was offered a bag of tatties in lieu of cash for servicing a customer’s skis. He said, alrighty and goods and services were exchanged. I’m not sure why this tickles me so much. It really does though. Lucky me – I got some of the potatoes. [...]
I’m a big fan of cabbage. At this time of the year it is always on my Saturday shopping list and regularly turns up on weeknight dinner plates sautéd with bacon, braised and topped with seared rosemary lamb or shredded for a light coleslaw. But having lived for two years with a fan of the infamous, stinky [...]
Found this on the shores of Loch Ness last weekend. It’s not the monster but it is a little out of the ordinary, I think.
This photo won last month’s No Croutons Required competition, hosted by the lovely Holler. Very pleased. Very pleased indeed! This month’s event is being held by Lisa and the theme is vegetable soups.
One of my plans this year is to bake more bread. Those of you who have been reading this blog for sometime will know that I have never considered myself a baker and, generally, this still holds true for making cakes and biscuits really doesn’t excite me at all. Yet, I would no longer say that [...]