Recipe: Homemade Haggis

Jan 24 2023
Homemade haggis

To celebrate Burns this 25th January, here’s the recipe for homemade Haggis courtesy of Pipers Farm.

In 1801, on the 5th anniversary of the death of Robert Burns, his friends got together to celebrate his life. Burns immortalised haggis in his most famous poem, so it was the obvious food to serve. This celebration has continued every year on Burns’ birthday, 25 January, ever since. Events are held across the world, where people recite his poetry, sing, drink the finest whisky and – of course – eat haggis.

When it comes to Haggis the biggest myth of all, in a way, is that haggis belongs to Scotland alone. Haggis is actually a very ancient, global dish. Dating back thousands of years, when hunters returned with their kill they would cook-up the parts of the animal that needed to be eaten first. The fresh offal would be chopped and mixed with cereal and herbs and cooked over the fire in the ready-made saucepan (the stomach). The dish originates from the days of the old Scottish cattle drovers. 

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Cranberry recipes

Jan 14 2023
cranberries

Cranberries are not just for Christmas. Cranberry sauce is a traditional accompaniment to turkey at Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners in the United States and Canada, and at Christmas dinner in the United Kingdom. London Mums have published quite a lot of Cranberry recipes over the years and you can view them in the recipe archive. Cranberries are rich in vitamins C, A and K as well as flavonoids, and they are recognised as powerhouse of Antioxidants. They help lower the risk of heart problems and boost brain power. Most commonly known as a popular remedy for cystitis, they are also anti-inflammatory, helping to prevent arthritis, cardiovascular disease and strokes. They contribute to good cholesterol and can help lower blood pressure.  They also help with wight loss and prevent cancer as well as combat tooth decay. Surely these are good enough reasons to add them in our diet.

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Vegan Recipe: Mediterranean roasted vegetables

Jan 13 2023
Mixed roasted vegetables collage

Mixed Mediterranean roasted vegetables are easy to make and always please most family members and guests. They add a certain Mediterranean flavour to your cooking. Some vegetables take longer to roast than others, but if you stick to dense root vegetables, winter varieties of squash and Brussels sprouts, everything should come together at the same time. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, shallots, parsnips, turnips, swede, beetroot, celeriac, pumpkin and any sort of winter squash would work well.

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