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Tatties and Cabbage

Putting the world to rights

Beer, football, conversation, soup, bread, cheese and putting the world to rights. A lovely evening, topped off with a gift of tatties …

Pulling A Pollock

Pulling a Pollock

It’s a misty morning so our fishing trip gets delayed from its planned 7am start. By mid morning, though, it’s beautifully bright …

Going fishing in the Atlantic in a canoe. Just sharpening my knife in case of Orcas. → 25 August, 2013

Prizewinning vegetables
Prizewinning vegetables
Prizewinning vegetables

Prizewinning vegetables

What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow. – A. A. Milne

Beetroot bonanza

Beetroot and Chocolate Cake

Just how many beetroot products do the three shops in Westray stock? There’s Baxters’ Beetroot in Redcurrent Jelly (Delicious with hot and …

Ice Cream

I scream

It’s 14 degrees this afternoon. The Met Office say that it will feel like 11 degrees. I scream anyone?

Tatties for sale

Tatties for sale

I love some of the hand-made signs around the Island. I really must capture the duck egg box in one of my …

Beetroot

Full of purple earthy goodness

Okay. Name the first two flavours of fruit juice which come into your mind. That’s good. They were apple and orange juice, …

Drop those scones

Drop those scones

Decaf coffee. Drop scones. One butter. No jam. £3.04. The best cakes on the Island :) The Wheeling Steen Gallery – and …

Dark Island Reserve

Dark Island Reserve

Today I go in search of Dark Island Reserve. A beer that even red wine drinkers find palatable – or so I …

Megrim

Megrim

Mmmm… Megrim is on the menu at Helgi’s tonight: Megrim Vierge – steamed Megrim fillets on crushed new tatties with herby citrus …

For the love of Rhubarb

For the love of Rhubarb

It’s time for a cycle trip to the Westray shops – all three of them – to see what rhubarb treats they …

Competitive Cabbages

Competitive Cabbages

The Westray Industrial Show is nearly upon us. It’s when folks here get competitive over cabbages, but not Tommy. He says more …

Big pig excitement

Big pig excitement

There’s big excitement at Einar as Mr Pig arrives with news of the piglets. Little Kim has produced in the night. There …

Competition Cabbage

Competition Cabbage

Today is an important day in the social calendar of Westray. It’s the day of the 75th Annual Westray Industrial Show. Entries …

Wheeling Steen

Wheeling Steen

A morning trip out on [[Westray]] leads me to the Wheeling Steen gallery and tea rooms. It’s hard to believe quite how …

Bread

The smell of fresh bread

“Would you like some eggs?” our Westray neighbour asks. She’s very kind. She’s a real life faerie princess (“The UK’s leading exponent …

Dirt on

With the dirt on…

Fresh veg. With the dirt on. Straight out of the garden and onto the rack at Pierowall Fish. I’ll have some of …

Monk, Tusk, Witches

Monk, Tusk, Witches. They are fish names to conjure with; a beautiful marine harvest which local fishermen have risked their lives to …

Rhubarb, Rhubarb

One of my favourite quotes is from the British scientist JBS Haldane. When asked by a theologian what could be inferred about …

Curiosity

Curiosity Cow

Westray cattle are a breed apart. I’m used to seeing docile unthinking beasts in Devon. Barely alive, seemingly semi-conscious, the Devon grass …