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

Ship to Shore

What I do want to look at is the luck and the word lucky. When I worked on the Heather Isle SY47, I classed this time as my year sabbatical. To be honest the job was fantastic but the money not great, but at that time for me it didn't matter as job satisfaction was… Continue reading Ship to Shore

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

Let’s cook some brunch!

Ness Hash, using some of the finest ingredients to come from the North of Lewis x4 Slices of Black Pudding – I used Cross Stores black pudding but any pudding will do x6 Smoked streaky bacon rashers x4 Potatoes, cooked and peeled x4 Eggs - I use Air an Lot eggs when avaiable x1 Punnet… Continue reading Let’s cook some brunch!

Lets cook some Salmon!

This salmon dish a relative of a dish I used to have on a menu years ago. Consisting of basic ingredients kept simple to produce a fresh, healthy dish. The coriander seeds bring citrus notes to the sauce rather than fresh coriander which can be like punch to the face to some (I do like… Continue reading Lets cook some Salmon!

Trip down memory lane

In most households growing up, you had two options for dinner: take it or leave it, but in our household there was sometimes more than two options. I can only speak for myself here by admitting not only was I a spoiled little meban but when it came to food, I was a living nightmare.… Continue reading Trip down memory lane

Mary had a little lamb…

Here on the island, we have very traditional culture, especially when it come to our food. With our crofting way of life we have produced our own food for centuries, ensuring fresh food from croft to table. Lamb is the most common produce when it comes to the crofting community and one of the most… Continue reading Mary had a little lamb…