Category Archives: Cooking and cook books

You won’t be sorry

If the words ‘afternoon tea’ conjure up soggy white bread egg or cucumber sandwiches and cup cakes (which we used to call fairy cakes) with lurid icing, sprinkles and silver balls that chip your teeth, then think again. To be … Continue reading

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Riches from the deep

Hope you have all enjoyed the last few days – however you celebrated or spent it, whether you overate and overdrank, whether you spent it riotously or quietly, at parties or with a few family or friends. After returning from … Continue reading

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Weed wealth — from the sea

Lunch today had a new flavour, though it was difficult to pin down. A taste of the sea was suggested, but I didn’t get it. All that was reaching my taste buds was nutty homemade bread. The meat with it … Continue reading

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Stovies — and when is a cookbook more than a collection of recipes?

I mentioned recently that our village hall was having a stovies evening and some of you asked what stovies were. Nowadays I suppose the traditional dish of stovies gets adapted to whatever is left at the end of a winter … Continue reading

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NIBBLE ON THIS

Originally posted on 360 Celsius:
NIBBLE ON THIS   STUDY LINKS PERSONALITY TO NUT PREFERENCEIt may sound a bit nutty but according to research done by scientists from Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, you favourite variety of…

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Steaming on

It sat in a reduced section in the supermarket amongst unsold Valentine tat, unwanted toys and tools. Not exactly expensive to begin with, the cost had been reduced by over a third, and for something I fancied trying £11 was … Continue reading

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Sonsie Face

Last night, somewhat early as the bard’s birthday was January 25th, we partook of Sonsie Face. We attended the Burns Supper in our local village hall and savoured what Rabbie Burns, Scotland’s national bard, called – Fair fa’ your honest, … Continue reading

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A much better bet

Well, I’ve done it again. Each Christmas I go into battle with the turkey species and each year I come off the loser. Not good when it’s a supermarket turkey, much worse when it’s one that cost more than half … Continue reading

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Lang may yer lum reek

On the day that the world might have ended, if the Mayans were to be believed, or some catastrophic event might have radically reconfigured the world as we know it, we appear to have survived to look forward to another … Continue reading

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