Two weeks ago we had our trip down to Kintyre, today and last Monday we stayed a little closer to home and enjoyed what our beautiful neighbouring islands have to offer. Seil has ferry links to two of the other Slate islands, last week we took the "big" ferry (it takes cars) over to Luing. … Continue reading
Even though we escaped the worst of the recent storms and wintry weather we haven't really travelled very far from home recently. So it was nice to have a little day out yesterday. We headed south down Loch Fyne to the beautiful Kintyre peninsula. We had a quick stop in Tarbert to stretch our (and … Continue reading
We're just back from a short break in sunny Tenerife where the trees were full of oranges and bananas. It's been a bit chillier here in Argyll So I was pleased to find a little reminder of Spanish sunshine in our local deli. * These. Seville oranges, perfect for marmalade. So MrS** has been … Continue reading
It's been a long time since part I. I wrote that back in August when we were at our busiest and haven't blogged since. So I've no excuse now as we are pretty much closed for the season. Nancy, my mother, was born in 1935 in the same small village in Wales where I too … Continue reading
Well it's been a long six months (almost a year) but we're nearly ready to welcome guests again. I'm brushing up my baking now that I've got a real oven again and when George isn't busy with a paintbrush he's practising his frying skills. Now, if only the weather plays nicely.......
As I write this the house is filling with the delicious scent of bananas and baking; I'm making a banana loaf ready for our next guests. When I first started baking for guests I made Welshcakes, (though these are cooked on a griddle not baked) to share a little of my Welsh background. And … Continue reading
Well it turns out that both the croissants and me were a bit tired last night so we had an overnight rest. But refreshed, rolled, twisted and baked (them not me) here they are...... ..........just the thing with some delicious Paradise Kitchen jam. What do you mean it's not breakfast time yet?
We've been away doing our own bit of ancestral tourism and exploring a little of the Western Isles. Now we're home it's all systems go for the summer so I'm back to the baking. Yesterday was Welshcakes and oatcakes, today I'm trying something new. Croissants. So far the technique is similar to the one for Aberdeen … Continue reading
We might not have a Superstore on Seil but we do have a super store. We go there most days, for our newspaper, eggs, jam and other essentials. For the past few months we've been trying to make the journey on foot which though admittedly challenging on our more humid days is a much more sociable way … Continue reading
I tried making an old Scottish staple today. Oatcakes. I didn't have any family recipes, though I'm sure there must be some, so I used this one from BBC GoodFood. And as I was using up some ingredients, I tweaked it slightly. My gluten free oats were coming to the end of their shelf life so … Continue reading