Category Archives: Breakfast

“Ne’er Cast A Cloot………

…..till May is oot” is an old Scottish saying that means that the weather in Scotland can be very changeable and that it’s a foolish person who will change into their summer attire before the month of May has finished. There’s always … Continue reading

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Smooth Operator…..

Apparently Smoothies are all the rage. Yes, they’ve even made their was to my small corner of Scotland with a new smoothie bar opening just last week. A lot of recipes include ice to help them have that luscious thickness that’s … Continue reading

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‘The Thinking Man’s Crumpet?……….

  Well, it’s more flattering than being the lobotomised man’s crumpet, I suppose……’ Gillian Anderson. Which is, I suppose, my point. The same word means different things in different countries. I was going to muse on what a crumpet was, … Continue reading

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Sweet Baby Jam.

I was quite saddened to hear that singer James Taylor’s mother died last week. She had a ‘good innings’ as they say (92) but it doesn’t matter how old we are when a close relative or friend dies, it’s still … Continue reading

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Muffin Tops

I swear I never ever though I’d be one of those women who waft, Nigella like, into a kitchen and start baking for breakfast, murmuring under their breaths about how easily one could whip up a batch of muffins for breakfast. … Continue reading

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Brilliant Breakfast Burritos!!!!

Well, that’s the schools finished for their summer holidays here in Scotland. My son has left and is awaiting exam results to see what college he will be attending, and Katy has moved up to her 5th year. We’re not … Continue reading

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1 Potato, 2 Potato, 3 Potato, 4.

So there I was, watching an episode of Still Game, a much loved comedy show from BBC Scotland. The episode’s title? ‘Scone’ So what does that put you in mind of? Something fresh from the oven, dripping with butter?  Or … Continue reading

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Too Hot? Too Cold? Or Just Right?

I bought a book. About porridge. No, not Goldilocks and the 3 Bears (yes, you know who I’m talking about……..burglar, vandal and thief. She breaks into the house, smashes up the chairs, eats the porridge, and finally trashes the bedroom), … Continue reading

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