Sloe Whisky

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The very word ‘sloe’ is synonymous with ‘sloe gin’ or ‘sloe vodka’. Not so much ‘sloe whisky’ though…which is a real pity. Now don’t get me wrong. I love gin, and vodka. But both have a very dry, sharp taste which works wonderfully with the acidity of a lemon or a lime, or the bitterness of tonic.… 

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Lamb Shank Tagine with Pearl Barley & Buttered Kale

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I’ve been to Morocco twice. The first time to Agadir. I was thirteen and we went to a an all-inclusive hotel which mainly included morning battles over sunbeds. I don’t want to seem ungrateful, but my memories of the somewhat sketchy week is miles away from the glossy images you see.… 

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Quick and Easy Kedgeree

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“When the cat’s away, the mice will play” so the saying goes.

Not me. “When the cat’s away, this mouse will eat kedgeree” – such is the level of my rock’n roll lifestyle.

Despite being Scottish and loving Indian food, Tom can’t stand the Scottish-Indian fusion dish that is kedgeree. But I love it. And as he’s away this week, I thought I’d indulge in a  big old plateful.… 

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Rabbi Burns Night: Haggis schnitzel and sauerkraut

I used to think that my boyfriend was Scottish.

He has an insatiable thirst for whiskey and strong opinions on the correct colour of kilt socks. He’s happy on the hill with his piece, and can put on a good accent when talking to a ‘fellow’ Scot.… 

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