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The Clansmen Unite for an Evening of Scotch

December 2, 2013


I am delighted to report that our Second Annual Scotch Nosing and Tasting Party was another success, being celebrated on (appropriately) St. Andrew’s Day, November 30th. Each guest was greeted by “Angus McDuff, the Laird of the Manor House” (aka Hubby) and myself, his Lady. I don’t think anyone was truly expecting the wild, ginger-haired, crazy […]

Bagpipes, Oatcakes and Scotches – Oh My!

December 4, 2012


Regrettably, I have been influenced by the dark side yet again – the dark amber side. In the aftermath of hosting our inaugural Scotch nosing and tasting soiree the other evening, I sheepishly admit I was wrong about Scotch drinkers being “just manly men with a longing for the aroma of burning peat bogs”. Along with five other gals, I […]

The Highlands are A-callin’ Ye

October 24, 2012


First of all, let me say that I’m genuinely happy for all Scotch lovers. With some Scottish heritage myself, it seems appropriate to embrace the time-honoured spirit with gusto and respect. I, however, can’t seem to make peace with the liquor no matter how I try. While I conjure up dramatic images of feudal Scotsmen doing […]

Have Another Zucchini – Please!

September 5, 2012


The time has come to rally the troops in the kitchen and brainstorm about how to handle the seasonal dilemma of the Great Exploding Zucchini crop. It’s a predicament that regularly, and sometimes literally, lands on our doorstep (by friends and neighbours depositing them after dark or before the morning paper). You know what I’m talking about […]

The Pasta Man Cometh Over Anytime

February 26, 2012


I should explain that the other morning I awoke from a slightly sleep-deprived night, and was feeling a little punchy, trying to grasp the morning news on the TV, when a refreshing commercial made me consider Italian cuisine for dinner that night. The commercial, advertising Italian Barilla spaghetti pasta, would normally not have given me much […]