Monthly Archives: March 2013

Prawn chowder again

So I made the lovely prawn chowder again, but jazzed up the presentation a bit: a wide, low bowl to serve the soup with a dollop of mashed potato, topped with a crispy rasher of bacon (rather than chopped and … Continue reading

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Eating Out: Dores Inn

Top recommendation for the Dores Inn on Loch Ness! For a start, check out the view above – heavenly. The food was lovely too, and the Inn was the epitome of the quaint inn. It was a fine excuse to … Continue reading

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Dinner for two: Steak Rossini, and other dishes

Having had Steak Rossini a few months ago when out for lunch in Glasgow I’ve been meaning to try a recipe out for Hubby; I reckoned he’d love the steak-pate-crouton thing! I used this BBC recipe. Firstly, I undercooked the steaks … Continue reading

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Ways with okra: experimental breading and baking

We love okra, and I pick it up at the supermarket whenever I can. I usually cook it in a stew or similar; it’s a bit gooey when cooked, and I like the stew to distract me. But this time … Continue reading

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Eating out: annual dinner at the Murrayfield Hotel

We have occasion to eat at the Murrayfield Hotel on an annual basis, and we’re never disappointed. The food is really nice; the service is good; and i is very good value for a large family meal like ours. This year … Continue reading

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Afternoon tea at Greedy Hill, and sooo many delicious treats!

My friend, Martha, runs pop-up afternoon teas from her home, just outside the village, nicknamed Greedy Hill (a play on the farm’s name, Reediehill). I took Mum up for the pop-up as a treat the other weekend, and what a … Continue reading

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Cakes at work, including my fabulous Valentine’s cake extravaganza

This Valentine’s Day I bought Hubby a heart-shaped silicon cake mould. He was ecstatic, and his first suggestion was a heart-shaped meatloaf – typical! But I did try it out with a couple of cakes: one for him (double chocolate!) … Continue reading

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