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Pie

Fancy a piece?

I’ve just bought this fabulous dried fruit tart from Peter Miller’s shop. Would you like a piece?    Hold on! Wait a …

Aparagus

Eggs on the doorstep

I arrive back from a day out exploring and there are freshly laid eggs on the doorstep from my kind Island friend. …

Kevin at Pierowall Fish

Pierowall Fish filleting

One of my earliest memories of coming to Westray was a trip to find the fishmonger to see what I could get …

Lemon Curd

Flavour of the month

I’m in the market for some yoghurt. That means I’ve got to clear my mind of any preconceptions about the flavour I might want. What will the shops have for me this year?

Soft fruit

Yearning for soft fruit

Everytime I visit [[Westray]] I love the food. Whether it’s the fresh fish from Pierowall Fish or the unpasteurised cheese from Wilson’s …

Mature Cheese

Nibbling on a mature cheese

It’s always a thrill to discover a new cheese and this is no exception. A cheese! Made on Westray! So how does …

Monk Supper

Monk Supper

“A monk supper please,” I said. That’s not a supper fit for a monk, although it might be. It’s monkfish and chips …

Rhubarb as thick as your wrist

Einar’s rhubarb is ridiculous. It’s like a wild thing, an alien being, taking over my walled vegetable garden.    Now what are …

Not Vanilla

Not Vanilla

There’s just time to nip to Rendall’s (one of the three shops on the Island) to get supplies. It’s yoghurt I’m after…

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 …