Category Archives: Scottish

The Black Douglas…

So, it’s Easter, you expect a recipe for Hot Cross Buns/Chocolate eggs/a cake with cute chicks strewn over it? Jog on!!! Well, okay, it might have started out as something like that, but once I’d gotten the ingredients out, I … Continue reading

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“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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‘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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Whisky……Galore?

It is freezing here –  thermal gloves on and my fingers STILL feel like blocks of ice. But I got a nice warm glow when I bumped into my landlord while walking Delta……………..’you’re fair losing the weight Lynn’ 😀 😀 😀 … Continue reading

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Luxury, Sheer Luxury.

My aim is to not go mad over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Difficult when I’ve just made this, but I’m determined not to. After all, I’d hate to waste the year I’ve spent on the 5:2 diet and … 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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Scotland Year of Food and Drink 2015

I have absolutely no idea why it’s often repeated ‘ad nauseum’ that British food in general is boring and bland, and that Scottish food in particular only comes out of cans or is a deep-fried monstrosity. For the record………yes, I am … Continue reading

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