[Edited in. It was bound to happen soon, as I'm changing parts of my long standing badly written rambles about life in the wind, I'm in the process of changing elements of my blog to continue it long after we leave Orkney. So I'd decided to dedicate my rambles and havers on food to a blog of its own. This Wee Lass Eats. Whilst I'm a dab hand at both eating and love cooking, it seemed to make sense. However, it would seem I'm about a useful as a chocolate teapot with a smart phone, it was only a matter of time before I posted some food related rambling in this space. So I'm sorry about that. If you do want to read about someone's daily obsession with food do join me over there. I can only guarantee, its more 'hearty eating' than fine dining, but that's OK. I think so much of Scottish food in all its genres gets a bad rap on occassion so, I'm on a journey of self indulgence to eat my way round Scotland and beyond!
I've been inspired by many lovely food blogs like Luffy's 'Tosh and Tomatoes', Wendy at the gorgeous 'A wee bit of cooking', 'Tinned Tomatoes' by Jacequline and to name but a few Shaheen at 'Allotment2Kitchen'. Now I can't promise I'll be anywhere near as great as these guys, but I love my grub and this wee lass eats. Join me over there if you fancy, and do recommend more interesting food bloggers, I've only mentioned a few of my favourites over here. I'm looking forward to hearing more. I'll tell you more about changes to my gardening focus when I've stopped scoffing.
So this post doesn't really belong here - its from 'This Wee Lass Eats', aplogies for cross posting and inept thumbs on smart phones. Not so smart now eh?] - Editing myself out!
As it still feels like the depths of winter here in the frozen north, comfort food beckons. Now you can't get more comfort food than haggis and tatties (mashed
Potatoes). This version was beautifully presented with a whisky sauce given the presentation you can see it was cooked by someone else. So its in the 'eating out' category of life. I'm not known for my culinary artwork. I'm more the eating before its ready type.
So if you fancy quenelles of tattie and haggis delightfully adorned with micro salad shoots,on a plate, try The Kirkwall Hotel. Their menu never fails to deliver, even when serving up this classic.
And for main, monkfish, roast pepper sweet and sour glaze with a chorizo, spinach and tattie mash. Now, I'd like to tell you this was amazing, but I could only drool at my partner in crimes plate. Too quickly devoured to get a photo of this modern take on humble monkfish, it was THAT good.
Compliments to the chef!
Until next time, whether its old comforts or modern twists, happy scoffing.