Kale, Brown Rice & Red Quinoa Salad with Miso Dressing

Kale, Brown Rice & Red Quinoa Salad with Miso Dressing

A hearty winter salad. There's a cafe in town I love going to. They've been on the go for years now and their salad bar is, I reckon, the best stocked salad bar in town. You can fill your plate for a very reasonable price with all sorts of assorted salads: brown rice salad, carrot and raisin salad, salad salad (loads of fresh things), potato salad, cold meats, olives, whatever your heart desires. They have a range of locally grown sprouts on ...

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Recipes

Roasted Beetroot and Raw Cacao Nib Cupcakes

Roasted Beetroot and Raw Cacao Nib Cupcakes

Before I started receiving a weekly organic vegetable box the only beetroot I'd ever really tried was the pickled variety from the supermarket. Occasionally I would pick up a pack of boiled, ready to eat, shrink-wrapped beetroot to make the chocolate beetroot cake recipe from the Green & Black's ...

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Tomato Tart with Nut and Seed Crust

10 Recipes using Local Produce #ShopLocal

Local is a subjective term. Where ever you happen to live would definitely be considered local, but how wide this local circumference extends depends on your geography. I live on a remote island in the middle of the North Sea, 80 miles from tip to tip and 35 miles wide. I consider everything in this ...

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Crafts

DIY Maskquerade mask

DIY Masquerade Masks

I am a hoarder of little things. Bits of ribbon on boxes of chocolates, uncrumpled pieces of gift wrap, buttons, sequins, oh just about anything that could possibly be upcycled into something else instead of getting chucked in the bin. I have a writing bureau with ten drawers, each filled with themed scraps: there's the Things That Stick Things Together drawer (tapes, glues, paper clips, etc), the ...

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Adventures

Unst Storm Force 9

V is for… Valhalla

a place of honour, glory, or happiness : heaven I spent nearly three hours in Valhalla earlier this week. True story. This week I have been travelling the length and breadth of my island home seeking out foodie stories and photographs for a local magazine piece I am writing. I found myself ...

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Up Helly Aa

U is for… Up Helly Aa

It took me awhile to come up with a photograph for this week's Alphabet Photography Project by Charly over at PodCast. This week the letter is U. My photo was nearly "unusual" a photograph I snapped on my iPhone the other day while leaving a taster session at Hay's Dock cafe restaurant for their ...

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Robert de Bruce Sculpture, Bannockburn

S is for… Sculpture

Look at the detail in this sculpture, isn't it stunning? This is the sculpture of Robert de Bruce located in Bannockburn, Scotland. It's been there since 1964 when the Queen unveiled it for the 650th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn. Sculptor Charles d’Orville Pilkington ...

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