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.
I spend more time writing than I do cooking these days. I’m more careful with my dinner planning to ensure there are leftovers so that I can have a night off at least a couple of nights a week and, despite the fact that I’m blogging about last night’s dinner, I no longer feel the compulsion to document every meal we eat. Continue reading →
One of my favourite sandwiches, and a repeat here on Island Vittles. Pan-fried, breaded eggplant, mozzarella & parmesan and red onions on an open face bun. This time, I added a couple of strips of bacon to each, and used my Roasted Tomato and Jalapeno Vinaigrette instead of a basic tomato sauce. Made a delicious and filling dinner served with oven roasted cauliflower and fresh local asparagus.