It does not matter if I am on a lounge chair on a tropical beach or at a Castle in Scotland. There is just something calming about them both. Yet they open up different food/drink senses. A nice cool umbrella drink in the shade makes me want to make some tropical drinks. On a rainy day at a Castle brings thoughts of home made Scotch Broth. I have not had that in years and hope on our next trip to Scotland I will be able to get some. Oh and some trifle too. But the absolute best is a roll with butter and bacon. YUM! I know it's not good for you but we all have to indulge sometime. Besides I only do it once or twice every 4 years! While it is not the same as the Scottish Bacon you can get something similar at Stewarts Butchers in Kearny, New Jersey! In case you are wondering where the photo is it is Blair Atholl one of the many great places in Scotland. Stay tuned I will be posting more. So proud of my Scottish Heritage! You ain't seen nothing yet!
Here's a tip. Treat yourself. We went to a great restaurant in a park setting; 90 acres. Great food and atmosphere!
Ever find yourself with just a jar of pasta sauce and no sausage on hand. You can get that flavor by simply adding some fennel powder to the sauce/gravy.
Whether its chicken tenders, roasted chicken, or chicken breasts; if you want to add flavor without orange liqueurs or you ran out of orange juice just add some orange marmalade.
Not a wine drinker but like to cook with it?. Don't go out and buy a whole bottle; you can get one of the small bottles that have a glass full of wine in them and use that instead.
Hello and thanks for coming back here. I know it has been a little quiet, I have been working on my Scotland trip. Very excited and will share with you later. Next up I am working on a blog. I am finding my way around so it could take a little time. In the meantime want to share a tip that was on the Rachel Ray show. A woman on the show used what appeared to be a pepper grinder and I think it was Oreo cookies (minus the filling) broke it up and put in it the grinder, and ground it on top of some items. What a great idea! Think of all the other things you could put in there to flavor foods/desserts.
The above picture is from the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Edinburgh is a fascinating city. It has a bit of everything. So get out your explorer shoes your in for a treat no matter which way you turn.
For those of you not in my neck of the woods but are craving some Scottish foods/treats. Stewarts in Kearny will ship it to you. Nice selection of meat pies, sausages, black pudding, chocolates etc.
Drambuie Rhubard Sour-now that sounds like an interesting drink. Outlander Kitchen has the recipe if your interested.
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