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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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A braw Burns Nicht supper

To start, we had haggis topped with a spot of whisky and a dollop of whipped cream. The main was: chicken breast stuffed with MacLeod’s of Stornoway black pudding, wrapped in bacon roasted Chantenay carrots creamed potatoes creamed neeps (aka swede) … Continue reading

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Limoncello jelly shots

We’re pretty obsessed with limoncello in our house, so I was super excited when a friend pointed out a recipe for jelly shots named after the delicious liqueur. Thanks to Bex for the recipe, and apologies to the author whose book it … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 44,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this … Continue reading

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Bechamel sauce

There are two schools of thought about how to make a white, or Bechamel sauce, in my family: make a roux and add milk to make the sauce (method below) add a cornflour paste to boiling milk to thicken it to a … Continue reading

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More birthday food: a picnic in the garden with the girls

The discovery of this picnic was “fruit punch” flavour Shloer – it tastes just like Pimm’s and lemonade! So on my birthday we had a pot luck picnic. The sun shone and it wasn’t too cold! And I had an … Continue reading

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Making use of store cupboard staples: tzatiki and hummus

As well as an improvised tiramisu I whipped up some dips the other night before heading out to a hafla in the village. Suggestions for what I could whip up from what we had in the house included tzatiki and  hummus – both … Continue reading

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