I know I’ve been pretty half-assed about recipes on here lately. I don’t promise that I’ll always get a recipe typed up (although I did manage it today) — part of what I love doing here on Island Vittles is inspiring others to put something tasty together on the fly.
When you use instinct, you don’t always need a recipe to cook dinner. Sometimes, it’s enough to start with some quality ingredients and an idea of where you’re headed. Continue reading →
From Inverness, we hopped in our rental car for the three hour drive south to the village of Blackford, about twenty minutes outside of Stirling, in Perthshire. Ideally located near at least a half dozen golf courses, including Gleneagles (just a ten minute drive away), and an equal number of whisky distilleries, this unassuming area makes the perfect launching point for day trips in all directions.
Our home for 3 nights was the Barn Cottage at Panholes Cottages, some of the most luxurious self-catering accommodation I’ve ever had the pleasure to enjoy. We had a large, well-appointed kitchen, living room, laundry, as well as 2 bedrooms upstairs, each with their own on-suite. Continue reading →
What did you have for breakfast? These buns are an IV original, and I have sold dozens and dozens over the years at the Pender Islands’ Farmers’ Market — a sweet dough, rolled with bechamel, then sliced, allowed to rise, and topped with cheese, bacon (and sometimes Tomato Jam) before being baked in the oven.