In My Kitchen:
|another Chelsea book|
I may have mentioned this one before. More of her recipes to try out. And I think she has another book after this. 'Oh dear', say my groaning shelves: 'We have no more room for your books. Leave us alone.' Ha ha ha. I laugh in their general direction:-) That's me channelling Monty Python, in case it isn't obvious:-)
|more Scottish deliciousness|
This was a Christmas gift from the same friend who gave me books from Orkney, and the Alice teacup. The Orkneys are on my bucket list, along with the Shetlands and the Hebrides. Isle of Skye I have been to, and what a fabulous place. Walk a hundred metres from your cottage, and it is as black as pitch. Exhilarating and a bit scary.
I had some mugs made up for Christmas gifts, using my drawings as decoration. 'Where do I buy your merchandise?', said a friend. I had to laugh at that; I hadn't thought of them as 'merchandise'. An artist friend demanded one of the green mugs, and asked where I had got them done. I think she is going to get some of her own made, so I will demand one of hers in return:-)
|Bruny Island products|
Bruny Island is a long way from here, way on down in cold, but beautiful Tasmania. I bought a couple of their products, though their main business revolves around cheese. I didn't fancy having it posted up, and sitting in the sun so I got these instead.
As many of you would know, the bushfires have raged over summer, killing many animals, some people, and destroying so much bushland. It is pretty devastating for those who lost houses, and their livelihoods. I bought a couple of Kangaroo Island products to support the farmers there.
|cranachan for Robbie Burns' Night|
I'm sure many of you will have heard of Robert Burns, the Scottish poet. He is celebrated on January 25 each year, with Burns' Day/Night. I made cranachan in celebration, the Scottish dessert made with cream, toasted oats, raspberries and whisky - lots of whisky. It was delicious, but next time I will toast those oats even longer to make them crispy and golden.
Friend M. brought these back from the Orkneys for me. I thought I had put them up on IMK before, but maybe not. Lots of hearty recipes I'm sure, to keep them warm on those freezing Scottish nights.
That's it from me for this month. Awaiting your posts with anticipation, my friends.
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In My Kitchen:
|Not Quite Nigella|