When is a decade not a decade?

There is a small controversy simmering in the kitchen. But then again, chefs can be a little pedantic. The question is this: does 2020 signal the start of a new decade, or does a new decade not technically start until 2021? Answers please….But we are all agreed that...

Christmas Stuffing

I never get to eat stuffing. We might have a Sunday roast from time to time but there is never a stuffing. Except at Christmas. Then it is one of the essential treats which add up to make the meal such a special occasion. The traditional version of sausage meat...

Will you be feeling Cὸsagach at The Peat Inn?

Today I read an article about Cὸsagach. It would appear that with the hype of Hygge I completely missed out on the Scottish version which, if you know or have even met me briefly, surprises me as much as it does you. According to Visit Scotland Cὸsagach means “snug,...

Whisky Month in Scotland

May is Whisky Month in Scotland. As good news goes, that’s as heart warming to us as spring sunshine. Of course, this being Scotland, most of May so far has been marred by rain and wind. A quick perusal of our single malt list reveals a selection of 53 Scotch...

Easter Eggs

As any child can tell you, there are three days of the year when eating chocolate for breakfast is not only acceptable, but to be actively embraced: these, of course, are Christmas day, Birthdays and, perhaps most obvious of all, Easter Sunday. If you’re eating...

Wild Foraged Herbs

Lighter mornings and brighter evenings are a welcome sight every spring but it is only when the first wild garlic leaves start to sprout that I feel that gentler weather is really pushing winter to one side. Follow your nose through the dappled shaded areas on a walk...