Zombie Brain Chocolates

Zombie Brain Chocolates

Eat one... if you dare! I love Halloween. I mean, I seriously love Halloween. Unfortunately, Halloween in Shetland isn't nearly on the same scale as the Halloween of my rural Canadian childhood, where houses would be decorated up inside and out (with some teenage twerp invariably blowing up our carefully carved jack o'lanterns with fire crackers). Every child in the village dressed up and went trick or treating - with pillow cases. None of ...

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Recipes

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 ...

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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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Crafts

Jack Skellington Crochet Spider Cat Toy

Jack Skellington Crochet Spider Cat Toy

Because even kitties deserve a Halloween treat! The clocks went back in the UK last night. Yesterday, after dropping DD off at her best friend's birthday party, I drove home in torrential wind and rain. It was pitch black by 6 pm. With the clocks going back an hour I awoke this morning at my usual time just after 7 am, which means just after 6 am in the morning GMT. It's just a hop skip and a ...

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Adventures

Orkney Shetland map 1642

X is for… χάρτης khartēs

χάρτης khartēs - Greek for map I love maps, especially old maps. There's something romantic and adventurous about them, not to mention the fact some of them can be beautiful works of art, like the one pictured above. Several years (2011 to be precise) ago I had a notion to make an old ...

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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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