Archive for November, 2010

Best. Monday. Ever.

Snow day.  :)

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Snowy Saturday

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Chocolate Cake Help

One of my S6 pupils makes the best chocolate cake in the world.  She bakes one and brings it in each time a class member has a birthday and we greedily devour it whilst discussing Janice Galloway’s novels or our latest creative writing task.  I’d love to be able to make such a chocolate cake [...]

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Redemptive Hot Chocolate Pudding

I lost my cooking mojo last week.  And I hated it. My “wee” cousin, Scott, was up visiting, celebrating his 30th birthday.  We haven’t seen each other much in the the past five years and so it was really lovely to have time to catch up and laugh and get to know each other’s partners [...]

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Savoury Muffins

Mum and I had lunch at a little organic cafe in Inverness recently.  Along with the simple and rather lovely bowl of vegetable soup I ordered was a savoury muffin.  An outstandingly good savoury muffin: moist and airy and full of  flavour.  When paying for the meal later I commented to the owner that they had [...]

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We went to Eden Court last month to listen to Ray Mears talk.  For those of you who don’t know him, Mears is a bush-craft expert with a TV programme which I’ve never actually seen.   In his show, apparently,  he goes to remote, inhospitable places and learns from locals how eat when you’ve got no food and [...]

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Smoky Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Traditionally we Scots are supposed to hollow out turnips on Halloween and make them into lanterns with scary faces.  Have you ever tried to hollow out a raw turnip?  It’s not easy.  Not easy at all.   So, I for one am glad that the North American version, using a softer and already partly hollow pumpkin, is [...]

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