Category Archives: English

Languishing in post-production pt. 3 Scotland; Edinburgh

  It was starting to drizzle a little as the train pulled out of Pitlochry. Not a hard rain, just damp enough to wet the salmon fisherman trying their best in the river as the train passed by.  A couple … Continue reading

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Languishing in post-production pt.1 Scotland; Glasgow to Inverness

So there is this thing that middle class people do called a “vacation.” It is where you travel for no reason other than to look around. And since ours lives are looking a little more middle class of late it … Continue reading

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Traditional English Pork Pie

Easter is arriving a bit early this year and winter is leaving a bit late so I decided to make one of my favorite comfort foods, a traditional English pork pie to mark the occasion. While the weather still allows … Continue reading

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Irish Potato Cakes

Well it seems that mid-March is upon us once again and let us shift the focus away from the usual St. Patrick’s Day boiled dinner or boiled bacon for a minute and start the day off right. A little something … Continue reading

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Carrot Pudding (and Hot Pudding Sauce)

Long before there was carrot cake there were steamed carrot pudding (as well as the carrot pie, of course). I have an affinity for steamed puddings and this one is something of a family heirloom that I was meaning to … Continue reading

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Summer Pudding

In Washington this pudding requires a walk through the back yard, in Rhode Island it requires a trip to the market. And still I can’t find everything I want. Such as it is, it would not be summer if I … Continue reading

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Fruit Cake

It may seem that it is a bit late for a posting about a Christmas Cake, but as long as I get it written before Chinese New Year I still consider it in season. Besides since a good Christmas Cake … Continue reading

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