|Let battle commence!|
|Irn-Bru ice cream - not as 'orange' as the real thing|
|Seriously Good Venison: even the office has antlers|
Being rather fond of my food, I was only too delighted to be invited to be one of this year's Crail Food Festival volunteer bloggers. My "onerous" (not!) duty was to visit Seriously Good Venison near Newburgh and find out a bit more about the company and its products. You can read what I found out during my chat with owner Vikki Banks here at the Crail Food Festival website. And if you're partial to a bit of venison, I can certainly recommend trying some Seriously Good Venison for yourselves: it was perfection on a plate.
|Triple Chocolate Cookies - three times as tasty|
|Doh! Here's some I made earlier...|
|Melt-in-the-mouth millionaire shortbread|
|The Good Samaritan - complete with tow rope|
Fortunately, his mission proved successful, so crisis was averted. Needless to say, we took a different road to the Ceilidh that night, given that none of us particularly fancied trying to push the car out of a drift in our kilts and dresses. Getting there did prove a bit hairy at times (see photo below), but all the guests made it through and a wonderful night ensued, with the lively Ceilidh band almost raising the rafters (just as well the snow was holding the roof down!).
|HunterGatherer and DD1 in full 'birling' mode
|Sweet treats from Paris|
Food, family, friends and time flying... That just about sums up the last couple of weeks here at the Sparrowholding, which have – as predicted in my last post – been frenzied in the extreme due to a (welcome) influx of freelance writing and editing. As I’m still finishing off the proofreading of a colleague’s 65,000-word novel, this post is going to be more a collection of photos than words: a quick update on happenings in and around the Sparrowholding.
|Fig and pigeon for starters|
|Tender venison on a rich pastry shell - with celestial celeriac puree|
|Rich chocolate torte with cherry accompaniments...mmm!|
|And to finish off... a selection of chocolate truffles|
Thanks to the recent cold snap, feed – or rather fodder! – was very much on the minds of the resident menagerie here at The Sparrowholding. Farmerbruv’s handy feed Blox were certainly going down a storm, as you can see from these photos...
|Breakfast is just out of reach|
|Wha daur meddle wi' me?|
|Did somebody mention breakfast?|
|Polytunnel protection programme - to keep FatCat out!|
|There be ghosts in that there polytunnel!|