And Happy Burns’ Night!
This post has little to do with celebrating Burns’ Night, excepting for the little shot glass in the photos below. It’s not possible to read, ‘BURNS’ COTTAGE’ just below the illustration. Presumably it depicts where ‘Rabbie’ Burns was born. I’ve never been there, and don’t even know where Robert Burns was born 254 years ago. However, I’ve been to the house where he lived until his death (at the age of only 37!) lots of times when I used to stay in Dumfries, SW Scotland. Incidentally, that’s where my paternal ancestors hail from. Well, in the same county, as in Dumfries and Galloway. Unfortunately, their castle (now a ruin) is notorious as being the ugliest castle in all of Scotland. Believe me, I’ve seen the photos! It’s a formidable, depressing sight, even as a ruin.
I’d no intention of doing yet another ‘update’ post. Well, I happen to like these photos. What, seriously? You never like your photos! What’s wrong with him, man flu?!? No, I just happen to appreciate the difference in these and the one photo I’m leaving within its original post. The difference is, quite simply, shocking! Sometimes it’s good to look back to be able to move on. Not that I’m satisfied. As I used to be a designer it was normally the case of doing one design, then hoping to do even better with the next one. So, even though I’m definitely not happy with the light in the photo below I’m still going with it as I’ll be playing around with that vantage point tomorrow as there’s loads left of this delicious aubergine/eggplant stew. The recipe itself really needs lamb burgers or a spicy lamb stew to compliment it. I can only buy a large four portion pack of lamb mince or ground lamb here. Without a freezer I’d never get through so much meat! For the original post please click here.
Happy neeps’n'tatties with your haggis, if you’re celebrating, folks! I’ll just have a wee dram, or two, a bit later. -:)
Although I wasn’t able to replicate the above photo earlier today I did manage to grab another shot that I’m okay with, below. This stew never seems to look as good the next day regardless of tasting the same. But, with a little more tomato purée/paste and a splash of water helped to prevent the sauce from looking too dry.
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