Tag Archives: summer

Giant, big-ass dinner salad

Italian is an interesting language, with lots of sneaky ways to give a slightly different meaning to your words. A while ago I mentioned the masculine and feminine version of each word, which can be a problem for us foreigners. … Continue reading

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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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And the Lord spoketh, “go forth, and copulate with thouself, for my wrath is upon thee”

Isaiah 24:3 And the lord saith, “Let there be a deluge, and let my aqueous fury pour down unto Turin, and let it smite the Turinese, for they have roused my anger. Isaiah 24:4 And the lord senteth down his … Continue reading

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Unemployed smoothie maker

A few years ago I worked for a catering company. We catered for all sorts of parties and events, but the best weekend of the year was a flower festival near where I stay. A whole bunch of rich people … Continue reading

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Summerkraut

Maybe a few weeks ago you read my post on sauerkraut, thought it looked super delicious and decided you wanted to have a go at it. Maybe you then bought a massive jar of sauerkraut that you could never finish. … 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 wettest summer ever.

This year was the first time I decided to spend the whole summer in Scotland. Unfortunately, this summer has also been the wettest summer recorded in Scotland since people have started recording exactly how wet or dry summers are. Remember … Continue reading

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Food with character

I recently bought a melon. I usually don’t buy melons, but that day it seemed like a good idea. It was scorching hot so I felt like eating fruit, they looked pretty perky, piled up into a big melon pyramid, … Continue reading

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I want an egg on top of mine.

Finally, spring has arrived in Scotland. Only two months late, not bad. Last week’s barbecue, if anyone is wondering, was unfortunately two days earlier than the start of Scottish spring, and as predicted, we were stuck at 12 degrees. However, … 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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