White pudding, deconstructed.

When I read the description of white pudding, I assumed that A) it would be easy to veganise and B) I knew what it was. I was wrongish on both counts. On closer inspection it turns out that white pudding is actually made of suet and oats and spices, which are then stuffed into a…

Rumbledethump!

  This is a very quick post, because it’s about a quick and simple dish: Rumbledethumps. With a name like that, I had to make it, and it’s really just lucky that it’s delicious as well. Really though, you can hardly go wrong with mashed potato, and adding alliums and cheese can only serve to…

Scotch broth and oat cakes

Time does tick on, huh? Lucky for me I’m home with an unstoppable cough today, so I can catch up on blog writing between coughing fits. The very first Scottish-ish meal I turned my hand to, in the distant past of about two and  half weeks ago, was Scotch broth accompanied by some oat cakes….

Introducing – Scotland!

Last weekend I started the first in a series of kitchen sessions devoted to the UK. I started with Scotland, home of (some of) my ancestors (and some second cousins). My pop was Scottish, but as he didn’t cook I was never really exposed to the food, just the accent. And the tartan. And the…

Scotland!

Sheese and Tartex and Nairn’s Oat Cakes When I booked the Scotland stop into our trip, I imagined a whole two weeks of pigging out on Sheese, trying every flavour, sheese pizza, sheese on toast, sheese on everything! Unfortunately it didn’t turn out that way. It turns out Sheese is harder to find in the…