Sunday, 10 June 2012

Holiday Fare

I can't believe we've been back from our camping road trip around the Highlands for over three weeks now. Time flies when you're having fun... or when you go back to work!

Anyway, whilst we were away we sampled some lovely local produce and also made some pretty tasty camping food, even if I do say so myself. 

So here's a rundown of some of the highlights - with lots of photos and not too many words:

Freshly baked cinnamon and raisin bread at the Ythan Valley Campsite
Delivered to your tent door at 8am in a picnic basket!
Tuna and sweetcorn stovies made with potatoes baked in the BBQ embers
AMAZING Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Gianduja by Cocoa Mountain in Durness
Good old fish and chips
Sausage sizzle on the beach
Including Sweet Chili and Irn Bru sausages from the Castletown Butchers - awesome!
Pear and chocolate brownies - first time I've baked in a Youth Hostel!
In the very picturesque Tongue SYHA kitchen.

Beef Bourguignon made in Tongue SYHA, then 'casseroled' in a food flask
And enjoyed watching the rain in the car at Scourie!
Apricot bread from the Ullapool Bakery on the shores of Little Loch Broom
It was perfect - sweet and fluffy with whole dried apricots in it. Mmmm
Giant couscous with pan fried chili salmon and sugarsnap peas
Haggis and tomato omlette 
Best served with a tin mug full of white wine!
A tasty end to a wet and soggy day - burgers at The Colonsay Hotel

Porridge with syrup - not a drop was spilled!
And finally getting ready to cook...
Chocolate Brownie Pancakes - a successful, if not very photogenic, invention!

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