Day Oot. a guide to days out in Scotland, with extensive coverage of Historic Scotland and National Trust for Scotland sites. There are ideas to go to Galleries and Museums, visit Castles and Gardens, join in a Ghost Walk, enjoy a day at the Highland Games and many more activities that the whole family can do together, just like The Broons! The Broons family love to go on 'days oot!' - family outings, usually accompanied by a feast in an expedition-sized hamper, tartan travel rugs and the odd spare pair of socks! There are cameos from all of the Broons - their favorite trips and places to go. Edinburgh Castle, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, New Lanark World Heritage Site, and Culzean Castle are amongst the most visited places in Scotland. This book is packed with ideas to get folk out and about in Scotland - there's so much to see and enjoy. They take turns choosin' where. Sometimes they go in the car or on the bus, or take the bikes - there's so much to see that's not so far off from the But an' Ben. Sometimes it's a castle or the botanics, or a garden that's open somewhere - Granpaw has his favorites. Horace likes museums and galleries. They are all very keen on the Highland Games, so that's definitely one to look forward to, but Maw makes sure there is a bit of fun for everyone. The Broons all love a boat trip, or perhaps just a day at the beach is the very dab. And there are a few wee tips from Maw about what goes in the hamper! There's a folded wall map from Nicolson maps - a tourist map of Scotland. One thing's for sure - they are all happy days!.
Maw Broon's But An' Ben Cookbook
Maw Broon's But An' Ben Cookbook: A Cookbook for Every Season, Using All the Goodness of the Land. ' Take a telling from Maw Broon. The braw times are back. Spirit of the times says all that cheffy stuff is so last year. Canny cooks are laying down stocks of the matriarch's But An' Ben Cookbook before the Sassenachs scoop 'em all up for their holiday cottages. The look, as befits a credit-crunch Hogmanay, is battered, well-thumbed household-cum-cookbook with stuck-in clippings and margin-notes, mostly deserving of a clip round the ear. Recipes are handwritten but legible, and the style, as devotees of the strip-cartoon will recognise, is irreverance in the vernacular: rude, on the button and very very funny. It's not all cloutie dumpling and auld alliance pudding either, though you'll not be shortchanged in that department. Maw Broon learned her stuff in the '40's, knows all about seasonal and local, not to mention making-do with hedgerow and shore-gatherings: you'll find nettle soup, perch baked with cream, brownies fried in butter, birch-sap wine, soused mackerel. Hogmanay treats include black bun, shortbread and Maw's favourite home-made Advocaat with evaporated milk. So go on, gies another bit o' the gingerbread. ' Elisabeth Luard, The Scotsman 'Maw Broon is back but this time is stuffed with recipes, tips and some memorable family events from Scotland's first family, with a decidedly holiday feel to them. Many involve ingredients that have been foraged from field and hedgerow, loch and stream. There are plenty of simple recipes for those members of the family who lack her vast experience. Essential!' I-On Magazine Sept 08 'Healthy foods the Maw Broon way.' Maw Broon's back in the kitchen, and teaching the nation to cook - but this time healthy recipes are included. Her first cookbook horrified health experts with the fat and sugar content, but this book, while featuring some of the lard, is much more nutritious. Dishes use local produce and include sweet chestnut burgers, bramble jeely and turnip wine. Her new cookbook uses great Scottish produce - Nutritionist Carina Norris said: 'it's great to celebrate Maw Broon and all that's good about the Scottish diet. And, after all, at least Maw Broon cooks for her family, rather than going out for a takeaway every night.' BBC News 18/9/08 'The two cookbooks are artfully crafted to look like the sort of thing your granny kept. With the publication of the first book, suddenly clootie dumpling, Scotch broth, drop scones and suet pudding were back on everyone's menu. Unlike its predecessor, the But an' Ben Cookbook is a collection of recipes for healthy meals contributing to getting your five a day, with instructions on how to make low-fat versions of Scottish family favourites and in this book Maw Broon recommends using organic ingredients. It also lists gardening tips from Granpaw, as well as full-fat old-fashioned dishes like lamb hot-pot.' News.STV.tv 'Includes treats like Maw Broon's honey cake, chocolate muffins, Auld Alliance pudding, apple pie - complete with six tablespoons of lard, and a Poke an' a stalk. But there are occasional concessions to the diet-conscious too.
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