For the last few years I’ve posted a collage of photos on Hogmanay representing the preceding year. I see no reason to break that tradition this year. (Bigger versions of the photos can be seen here) Hope you all have a lovely New Year’s Eve! P.S. Just to make the year that wee bit better, [...]
Archive for December, 2010
It’s the 28th of December and I am a walking, talking post-Christmas cliché. My fridge is stuffed with leftover turkey and trimmings, my recycling box clinks with wine, beer and Bailey’s bottles and my calendar is defaced with all the exercise classes I am trying to squeeze into the next couple of weeks. There is some [...]
Hope you all have a lovely time, whatever you’re doing. :)
A Scottish recipe for a change. Don’t do many of these at all but Helen’s post on potato cakes got me thinking about the local version and I realised I’d never tried making them. Turns out they are ridiculously easy (unlike crumpets which I just cannot master!). In case you are unfamiliar with them, [...]
This is one of our standard winter week-night dinners. Warming, hearty and cheesy. Tomato & Aubergine Pasta Bake (serves 4) 2 medium aubergine, cut into 2 cm chunks Salt Olive oil 1 tblspn dried oregano 2 onions, chopped finely 2 garlic cloves, chopped finely 2 tins of tomatoes Handful of basil leaves, torn up 350g [...]
Lucy’s post inspired me to make this for lunch recently. Toasted seeded bread and mixed greens (sautéed in a little olive oil and garlic then mixed with a little Balsalmic vinegar) topped with a poached egg. Ate this on three different occasions last week.