Tag Archives: Recipes
The Wee 'Un moves in on a chocolate-banana smoothie.

Stonehead smoothies

The Stonehead boys are extremely active, doing a weekly round that mixes circuit training, rugby drills, swimming, mountain biking and running with crofting chores and all the other things that active youngsters get up to. The downside is they’re voracious eaters who need to be fed well and often to meet the needs of growing […]

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New recipes section

Several readers have complained it’s difficult to find specific recipes on the blog, even when using the Search facility or the Categories menu. To make it easier, I’ve started a new recipes section that’s accessible via the top menu bar. The section is very basic at the moment and is by no means comprehensive—there are […]

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Seven 1lb jars of home-made mincemeat.

Making mincemeat

We’re on a tighter budget for Christmas this year, thanks to the combination of a poor season for vegetables, reduced sales of pork and pigs and a second static year for the Other Half’s salary coinciding with much higher prices for just about everything. It means we can’t afford the same quality and quantity of […]

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Baked eggs with chives and cheddar cheese

Baked eggs

Saturdays mean cooked breakfasts on the croft. Today was no different, well, except that I made baked eggs, an egg dish I’ve not come across in the UK and the Other Half has not eaten before. (Don’t ask why I haven’t made it for her before, I just haven’t.) It’s far more elegant and sophisticated […]

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Chocolate nut cheesecake

Chocolate nut cheesecake

One of the Other Half’s work colleagues has her birthday this week. As the OH’s colleague is a fan of my cakes and puddings, which the OH takes in for special occasions, I made her a one-off: a luxurious, Italian-flavoured twist on a European-style cheesecake. It starts from the same point as my Italian flavours […]

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