Monthly Archives: March 2014

Barlochan Beef Bourguignon

I took a trip to the Kirkcudbright¬†last weekend and happened across another wonderful Dumfries and Galloway farmers market. As usual I was not disappointed and came away with rather more than I had intended! I mentioned Barlochan highland beef in … Continue reading

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Ecclefechan Tart

There’s a little town about 25 miles from me that is associated with a rather delicious tart. The town is Ecclefechan (pronounced Ekkle-FECKan) and in many ways it is really very unremarkable as a town, yet they seem to have … Continue reading

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Chocolate and Chilli cake

I need to start by confessing that I’ve never really cooked with chilli. We did some bits and bobs at cooking school but never really scratched the surface as far as spicy cooking was concerned. In the intervening years there … Continue reading

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Hogget cooking and the Dumfries farmers market

Walking away from the Dumfries farmers market last Sunday I had one of those “I’ve spent faaar too much money” moments. I always try to go, primarily because it is the place where they sell the best pies in the … Continue reading

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An unexpected trip to the Edinburgh Farmers Market

We were really heading for the theater. Some friends and I had tickets to see Noel Coward’s “Private Lives” (which was utterly brilliant) at Edinburgh’s Lyceum. What was exceptionally lucky is that the farmer’s market in Edinburgh is held just … Continue reading

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