Monthly Archives: September 2011

Bee keeping

Dumfries and Galloway have, in the last two weeks, held host to a ‘flavour fortnight.’ I found out about it all a little too late to be really involved but I did manage to have a look at a couple … Continue reading

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An excess of turnips

A neighbour of ours has taken up farming. Despite the inevitable challenges he has succeeded in producing a bumper crop of purple topped turnips, (along with a variety of other veg), and as a result had a box to spare … Continue reading

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Dunoon

Occasionally I am asked to do corporate work. Generally speaking it’s not my favourite, at a corporate event people are a lot less happy than they are with their families and even if they are friendly charming people in their … Continue reading

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Butternut squash soup; so good even the ferrets will eat it…

and thats really saying something because usually the ferrets will eat only raw meat, rabbit for preferance but beef or chicken will do. This is one of those recpies that I have no recollection of ever reading in a book, … Continue reading

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Valvona and Crolla

I would really love this blog to be a little more about eating out but as I very rarely have the time or the opportunity it tends not to be. An evening out is usually for chippy chips, Chinese or … Continue reading

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Pesto Palmiers

It is often considered a rather Christmassy┬ánibble type but I find it goes down well all year round. As long as you have puff pastry and pesto its really very simple. The great thing about pesto, as well, is that … Continue reading

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Laying the table

One of the most mundane (and often most time-consuming) parts of my job is laying up the tables. When numbers are high it becomes quite a challenge, trying to remember everything while still making it look appealing. Some families like … Continue reading

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