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I guess if I provide tourist accommodation in Fife I shouldn’t really be raving about Mull and recommending you go to the other side of Scotland?
Well the the discerning traveler will make it to Crail sometime!!
It was by default that we spent so much time there, as Florence, our campervan for the week, gave up the ghost in Perth only 38 miles into the journey. After the third visit of the Automobile Association plus a Perth mechanic having ‘a wee look’ we realised sitting on the roadside with the hazards on was not the island hopping experience we had anticipated!
So five days on Mull and we could have spent longer! There really was so much to do; a day up Ben More, an easy day looking round Tobermory, a day out on the bikes and then we had to fit in drinking and eating the local fayre!
My personal favourite was the cheese OH MAN! Or there were the Mull mussels?? mmm
We were even lucky enough to spot sea eagles and otter out having a dusk bathe!
So simply put…go to Mull
Had my first round of golf during the week.
Yes I know part-timer!! All you guys who brave the winter months with woolly hats and gloves end of April is well in to the season well done!
I had my first round at Anstruther golf course with father Finlay. I have recently become a member so I am looking forward to a bit of golf there and maybe a par at The Rockies?
I greatly enjoyed my working holiday in Montchavin last week.
I was helping John cater for a group in Chalet de la Vanoise. This is a lovely chalet set close to the piste. It is owned by Kevin and Lee who have moved with their family to live the Alpine dream. It has one of the best chalet kitchens we have worked in. Perfect for John to produce meals for 16. This model is working well for John at Mountain Relish as more independent travelers are happy to find their own accommodation and then add catering services.
I endeavored to pick up a few cooking tips as I was helping out so here is the chocolate mousse recipe as promised!!
100g dark chocolate plus a little extra for shaving
4 egg yolks
50g caster sugar
6 egg whites
tiny pinch salt
In a glass bowl, melt the dark chocolate over simmering water, leave the bowl to one side and allow the chocolate to cool.
Whisk the egg yolks and 40g of the sugar until the mixture is considerably thicker. Pour in the cooling chocolate and mix gently together.
Get the egg whites and whisk well together in a large bowl until they have stiffened, but are not dry, add the tiniest pinch of salt not for taste but to stiffen the eggs. Stand the egg whites in the fridge
Add the rest of the sugar and continue beat together until the mixture becomes glossy in texture.
Spoon around a third of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture and mix well together with a metal spoon.
Split the mousse into ramekins, Chill in the fridge to allow the mousse to set.
Just before serving add chocolate shavings on the top for decoration.
So we have a few half bottles kicking about if you would like to drop round and help us decide on our new wines for this year!!!
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It’s a funny phrase isn’t it? There is a first time for everything
Well we had a couple of firsts within the space of two minutes last night!
My sister Marsaili and her family were here for a couple of days and my nephew Robbie was keeping us all entertained. He has this great laugh you see, it seems much more grown up than his seven months and he uses it to great effect, even better when married to a pointing finger.
Anyway Robbie’s Dad Jamie had had such fun with the wee man watching Crail High Street pass them by that he decided to feed him at the front door in the evening sun:
No sooner had we had a chuckle at my new, trendy, pavement, dining experience when 1st number two appeared, on a tandem….
Yep my first tandem clients arrived, The Boggon Party with a lovely Claud Butler Tandem, cool
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