Hosting Burns Night – Whisky & Joy

Hosting a Burns Night in your home can be easy and fun. Let’s face it, a night of Scottish poems and songs accompanied by Scotch Whisky is a great way to beat the winter blues. If you are adventurous perhaps you might want to make our modern haggis recipe. The Whisky For many Whisky is the star of the show for Burns Night. You...

Robert Burns & The Burns Supper

For the Scots, Robert Burns is a national treasure and their greatest poet. Sadly, much of world is vaguely familiar with his name at best while most know one of his works, Auld Lang Syne (clue, think New Year’s Eve). Much of his work was composed in the Scots Lowland dialect (a dialect of Gaelic) and even his more “international” works were written in...

Christmas Eve Braised Beef Brisket

Nothing triggers holiday memories like big, bold smells that fill the house. If you want your friends and family to salivate well before dinner try this classic Christmas Eve Braised Beef Brisket. It’s not tricky to make and the cooking time far out paces the prep time. It keeps well in a warm oven so you can make it early in the day (it will...

Apple & Cider Fritters (with Calvados glaze)

Tired of pumpkin everything in fall? What about apples? Are not apples a fruit of fall? Let’s celebrate apples in an easy to make dessert/snack that also incorporates two other apple products we love: cider and Calvados. I love a good and fresh apple fritter but don’t like the huge and goopy fritters that we see too often. After several attempts to make the...

Beer & Cheese Soup

When the suns sets in the west a little sooner and the night autumn temperatures begin to dip nothing warms the body and soul like a little comfort food. In the Oktoberfest season a warm bowl of Beer & Cheese soup is always welcomed. Who doesn’t like a steaming bowl of liquid cheese with a cool glass of Oktoberfest lager? This delicious and congenial soup is...

Oktoberfest – No Airfare Required

Oktoberfest, one of the world’s greatest annual events, is underway (it started on September 18). Oktoberfest is an event worthy of your attendance and one that you would likely feel the urge to return (as opposed to Mardi Gras, Carnival in Brazil, and your last family reunion). The event takes place 15 days before the first Sunday in October and the festival lasts for...

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