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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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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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Olive time

Nothing is quite like the smell of olive oil as its aroma is released, or the flavour of it hitting tastebuds after being drizzled on food. Both capture more than a hint of the green of spring, the gold of … Continue reading

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Did it wobble?

Oats have long been of importance in the Scottish diet. Though derided by others as only fit for horses, the hardy Scots relied on the nutritional goodness and versatility of their oats. Haggis, few have not heard of the weird … Continue reading

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Cheesy

I admit it. I’m a cheese freak, a cheese chomper, a cheese lover. I’m not addicted to its taste and texture, at least I don’t think I am, but meals and life would be bland without cheese. Ever since I … Continue reading

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The taste, texture and smell of likes and dislikes

Why do we like and dislike certain foods, crave some whilst turning up our noses in disdain at others? Is there a twist in a gene that determines whether we gorge on cheese or refuse to eat fish? OK, maybe … Continue reading

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Creamy cream cakes and chewy bread

Bread is the staff of life, so it is said, a staple food to sustain on life’s rollercoaster road. For too many years this staff has been demeaned until little more than a crack-filler that clags up the mouth, and … Continue reading

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