Food and drink

Pheasant with caramelised apples

It’s farmers market day! Woo! We headed down to the monthly farmer’s market on the hunt for something tasty for tea. Despite getting sidetracked by a pork pie and some free sausage samples we eventually completed our mission and returned home with a pack of pheasant breasts and a few pigeon breasts (to be blogged another day). Continue reading “Pheasant with caramelised apples”

Health and fitness, Thoughts

A tiring day with some mince and skirlie!

So today we were going to climb our first munro, Lochnagar. Unfortunately illness and very low cloud cover put paid to that so instead we opted for a couple of hours walking around Loch Muick instead.
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Review, Thoughts

My food weekend – Franco’s and a Sunday Roast

I’m still warming up to this blogging lark so I left the camera alone for a few days at the risk of offending my girlfriend, who’s probably getting a bit fed up of having to wait for food to be photographed before it can be eaten. However, that doesn’t mean we stopped eating so here’s a quick summary of my food weekend. Continue reading “My food weekend – Franco’s and a Sunday Roast”

Food and drink

Mince, tatties and skirlie

Mince, tatties and skirlie

serves 2

This is one of those recipes that has come to define Scottish food over the years.  Perhaps unfairly considering the broad range of cuisine which is actually on offer here.  Aside from that when mince and tatties is done well it can be a brilliant meal.  Tender mince in a rich gravy, with the seasoned crunch of the skirlie and creamy mash to finish it off.

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