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THE MOST SPONTANEOUS
IN THE UK
Scots are the most spontaneous group of people in the UK when it comes
to picnicking. Nearly half (47%) will grab their picnic gear at the
first sign of good weather - nearly 10% more than the national average.
In a survey of the nation's picnic habits commissioned by British salad
producers, eight out of ten people (82%) from Scotland say they picnic
at least occasionally; and nearly a quarter (23%) say they like to
picnic as often as they can.
quarter (23%) of respondents say picnics are the perfect opportunity to
enjoy nature and - given the beautiful and dramatic locations for
picnics in Scotland - it is perhaps unsurprising that 70% say eating
outdoors is an adventure. Beaches (28%) are the first choice of spot,
with local parks coming a close second (26%,) and a fifth of
respondents (20%) preferring peaceful woodlands.
(just 3%) Scots believe picnicking is a romantic pursuit but four in
ten say that it's a great family occasion with 84% thinking that eating
outdoors is an ideal way to spend quality time with children. Two in
five (43%) also say that picnics - with the combination of fresh air, a
chance to get some exercise and nutritious picnic foods - are a
healthier alternative to eating indoors.
three quarters (73%) of people in Scotland agree that preparing for a
picnic is a lot easier nowadays thanks to the wide variety of suitable
picnic foods - such as pre-prepared salads and ready-cooked chicken -
which are easily available in supermarkets. This means that picnics no
longer have to be planned with military precision although 27% of Scots
keep their picnic gear easily to hand so they can head out at a
moment's notice - perhaps not surprising when 52% say that food tastes
better on a picnic!
sentiment is echoed by celebrity chef, Lesley Waters: "As soon as I see
a glimpse of sunshine, I want to be outside eating in the fresh air -
food just seems to taste better. I love picnics - it really is a great
way to share food and fun in the great outdoors. Salads are ideal
picnic food - quick to prepare and are bursting with colour, flavour
and texture. Pre-prepared salads are also really easy to transport as
they're ready to eat straight from the bag."
has developed some delicious salad recipes which are ideal for picnics:
which also features handy tips on how to make the most of a picnic.
Caithness Goose Company Bringing Back A Traditional Taste Of The County
Still time to get
a traditional Caithness taste on your Christmas or New Year Holiday
table. The Caithness Goose Company has gone back to basics
and with modern delivery can get freshly prepared Caithness Goose to
any part of the UK overnight. Caithness the most northerly of
the mainland counties, has always been noted for the quality of its
grazing stock, and the domestic goose was once one of its principal
products, with every farm and croft keeping a small
HEALTHIER FROM THE INSIDE OUT!
Salmon Is Hard To Beat
no end to the number of pills, potions, and faddy diets that claim to
have amazing effects on the body. But in reality one of the most
efficacious foods with a multitude of health benefits has been right
under our noses all the time. Think of any part of the body
and the omega 3 fatty acids in oily fish will improve how it looks,
feels or works. For example, just two portions of an oily fish such as
salmon will improve the look and feel of your skin and hair, help your
brain to work at its optimum level, lubricate your joints, and keep
your heart healthy. And thatís just the beginning Ė oily fish is
important for all the family.
This website is to promote
Scotlandís national healthy living campaign, launched by the Scottish
Executive in January 2003. It has recipes and ideas for
cooking a healthy life.
Recipes Via Google
Cookin With Google
Take a few
ingredients from your cupboard and see what you can cook with them.
From Le Bistro Restaurant, Thurso
Demonstrated at Bower Gala 17 August 2002
American Food Links
Some Advice From Kay Wilson
is some information regarding the Recipes Section. The U.S. pint is 16
fluid ounces, and not 20 fl.oz like the British Imperial pint.
1 U.S. cup = 8 fl.oz = 250 ml
1 British cup = 10 fl.oz = 300 ml
The teaspoon and tablespoon measurements are the same.
1 teaspoon = 5 ml
1 tablespoon = 15 ml
1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons
I'm not sure if Canada uses the Imperial or U.S. pint.
Helen Wood whose dad was a fireman in Oakland,
California sends this pie recipe for you all to try.
Week with Katie
Chocolate Silk Pie
Another very sweet pie and described by Cindy as
"a family recipe, a Cardiac Special, but SOOOOOO
GOOD you will think you are in heaven."
next Pie Recipe is already in and its a savoury one so you can now have
a choice with Broccoli
& Wensleydale Flan has been sent in by andy anderson
and is from his mother's collection of over 40 years ago and probably
comes from an early wartime recipe collected for an Athol Crescent
Cookery book. Athol Crescent used to be the place in
Edinburgh where students were trained in the arts fo cookery and other
first recipe in is Cindy's
Banana Cream Pie from Cindy Sobrero in California.
Starting with pies following some sassy comments on the message board
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Fruit and Vegetables
High quality recipes, articles, cooking tips and chef interviews.
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Net Absolutely Everything about cheese
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Archives Thousands of recipes at Alta Vista
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Great site with heaps of recipes and information
Lots of information and links to
other sites. Factual information from a reliable source on
food safety etc
Salmon has come in for growing
concern by many people due to disease and the chemicals added to
control lice and to add colour to the flesh. Many folk no
longer consider it a safe healthy option for their family.