Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Cairngorm Reindeer Herd

Over the summer while we were staying in the Highlands of Scotland we visited the Cairngorm reindeer herd. Thousands of years ago Reindeers roamed freely in Scotland but were hunted to extinction then about 50 years ago the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre decided to re- introduce them. They have bought some from Norway and slowly bred and cared for a thriving herd. They have thousands of acres to roam on in the National park and live like they would have years ago. 
It was a treat to interact with these amazing animals, you can take a short hike from the center with knowledgable guides who truly adore the reindeer and you can feed and walk amongst them. 
They are very much free though once they have had enough of us humans they walk away. 

Monday, October 7, 2019

Roasted Beetroot and Chickpea Salad

This is a super easy salad to make and would work well with any vegetables, especially root vegetables as they have a wonderful sweetness when roasted. 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Spinach and Chickpea Stew

This easy and tasty recipe is based on this Palestinian Chickpea and Spinach Stew, I just simplified it a little and omitted a few ingredients that I didn't have on hand. It's quickly becoming a staple in our house.  I also don't have a pestle and mortar and it tastes fine, although I think one would be useful.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Southern Sourdough

I Started making this bread after Christmas, just before Christmas we had a big snow storm and my kind neighbor brought us some of his delicious sourdough bread, I asked him for the recipe and he kindly brought over the recipe and all the ingredients to make it. 
This recipe is fairly easy and it makes 4 loaves of sourdough, its a mild tasting and soft bread and because it makes so much its fun to give loaves to teachers, co workers, friends and neighbors. It's also fun for kids to make. On the weeks, I don't want to make bread I simply feed the starter, mine must be about 5 months old now. 


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