Let’s Cook: Just like Gran used to make…

Growing up with griddle scones were one of the finest things I had in life. Coming into the house and being encapsulated by the fresh, off the griddle scent and eaten still warm with real salted butter and golden syrup where you couldn't venture to far away from the plate as the melting butter would… Continue reading Let’s Cook: Just like Gran used to make…

The joy of cooking

The year is 1992 and it's drawing to the end of November, I am 10 years old. It was the usual boisterous weather for that time of year, a wild night being supported by the hard hitting rain that attacks side on. Delia Smith is on the telly with her Delia's run up to Christmas… Continue reading The joy of cooking

Changing eating habits

When our nieces come over for a visit and some times a sleepover Jamie who is 9 and May who is 7. They are as fairly behaved and mannered as any other kids there age and we try and spoil them as best we can when they come over. Sometimes their mother and father have… Continue reading Changing eating habits

Food is the future

I'm in the supermarket. It's only half past eight in the morning so it's not to busy, just the almost oblivious shopper grabbing a few basic essentials before work. The good thing about about this time of the morning I'd there are plenty of tills, the only down fall there is nobody at said tills.… Continue reading Food is the future

A day at the peats

The idea for this blog began almost ten years ago when I wanted to show case a dish called a day in the peats, where we took the memory of the 'picnic' and served it on a specially designed peat, if you've ever heard of such a thing, with some theatrics to go with it.… Continue reading A day at the peats

Work Experience

It was the 1st April 1998. I turned up for my first ever shift for work at the Park Guest house at 10am sharp. I got the early bus over and loitered in the town until it was time to go in. I turned up fifteen minutes early to look good, rang the door bell… Continue reading Work Experience

Family Gatherings

We were travelling over the moor to town a couple of Sunday's ago when we came across a camper van that had stopped dangerously on the brow of a hill which made overtaking dangerous. I attempted as safely as I could and noticed one of the occupants trying to affix his wing mirror, so I… Continue reading Family Gatherings

A bake in time

A bit of this, a pinch of that, a glug of this and a dollop of whatever comes to hand. A recipe that is made up on the spot with very little understanding, but applying to it, a little love, care and attention. This is where I would self teach and set myself on a… Continue reading A bake in time

Our Town

It's not very often I take an opportunity with an hour and a half to pass in Stornoway on a Saturday afternoon, on my own. When I'm with my wife we usually definitely have to stop at Kopi Java for an iced tea, a drink that's not really for me, though do usually build up… Continue reading Our Town

Remnants of a lunch box

The range gets turned off at the wall, the hot cupboard is getting cold now with all the trays being washed, the grill off, fans off and the deck hosed and scrubbed well, shutter down and door closed. That is the usual end to a day in the galley, with safety at sea in mind… Continue reading Remnants of a lunch box