Yam chocolate chip cookies

Do you remember that feeling when you were a kid at the end of the weekend when a week of school was looming? That slightly disquieting knowledge of an inevitability and inescapable fate that settles into the pit of your stomach. It always carried through until sometime mid-morning on the Monday when the normalcy of […]



Before moving to Shetland I was completely unaware of the vast range of weird Shetland and Scottish dishes that exist. Dishes such as reested mutton, tattie soup, Shetland bannocks, clootie dumpling, clapshot, and sassermaet. I’m afraid to say though that as far as I’m concerned some of these can remain in the fog of traditions […]


Crunchy BBQ chickpeas

There are very few better ways to spend a rainy night than to cuddle up on the couch and watch a good movie. We’ve actually had a few really lovely days here in Shetland lately, but Sunday night was windy, a bit wet and generally, as a Shetlander would say, dreich. Perfect movie weather. I […]