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Surf and turf

Life is hard for us pale city dwellers. If we want to sit outside, we have to go to the park. If we want to eat vegetables, we have to eat the shit Carrefour sells us. If we want pets, … Continue reading

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All the firsts of spring

As I said last week, the arrival of spring is possibly the most exciting time of the year. People coming out of their houses scantily clad, fruit coming back in season, animals copulating furiously everywhere. I love spring. In Scotland … Continue reading

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Every day is barbecue day when you’re in China

One of my favourite things about my trip in China were the ubiquitous barbecues. From about 5pm until around midnight, you’ll find barbecues on every other street corner (and long after midnight you’ll still find some scattered here and there, … Continue reading

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How to make sure your vegetarian pals have a good time at your barbecue

I don’t know about where you guys are staying, but right here where I am it’s roasting hot. Roasting hot means barbecue time! Barbecues are pretty awesome, unless you’re vegetarian, then they’re pretty lame. Your choice of food is generally … Continue reading

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Home-made herby butter

In the category “Wow, really, I never knew you could make that yourself”: herby butter. Or garlic butter. Either. Both. It’s super simple and not that much work, if you have a food processor, at least. Or a hand blender, … Continue reading

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The potential disasters of a Scottish barbecue

Spring began about two months ago now. It’s May, the happy month of first warmth after treacherous April, the month that stabs you in the back with snow when it gets the chance. Exams are drawing to a close and … Continue reading

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