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Cos I am, canny whack a bit of haggis!
haggis shepherds pie thing last NYE.
I'm off to a posh restaurant in London for a Burns Supper, should be ace.
it serves 7-9 people.
there are four of us.
You'll have leftovers then, I recommend having some in a roll with some brown sauce for breakfast. Amazing stuff.
Especially on a rainy morning.
we're not doing anything
(sans booze obviously)
If there were a night to drink them, this is it.
bloody love haggis me.
The Mrs got two.
She's a vegetarian.
It was bloody lovely
Also, HELLO! How are your wedding plans coing along?
Wedding plans.....eh.....well we have pencilled in next year and that is about as far as we have got. My bro is geting married in May this year at the GUU so we are gonna wait till he's got that out the way till we get ours sorted.
I fancy a barn, with nice lighting, some good bands incl a cheliedh band, a shit load of booze and all our pals for a big kness up. Although that maybe easier said than done so we will see.
How are you keeping?
I think a barn wedding sounds ace- I know of a few actually, so dorp me a line when you come to venue hunting :D
I am good, ta- London continues to excite and perplex me in equal measures. I've struggled with homesickness quite badly in the last few months, but I am settling better with every week that passes :)
HOW IS THE DOGGIE??? :D
Well i'm glad to hear its getting better each week, i love london, not sure i'd want to live there though, takes fucking ages to get anywhere.
He's off his nut, hyper as fuck and running about like a madman, but then he is just 1 and bearded collies are notoriously nuts. He can jump to a very impressive height now :)
How are your pugs?
Pugs are fine- not seen them since Christmas, but Zsazsa, the tiny black one, is still going strong *touchwood* despite having cancer. She seems happier than ever since they took a golf-ball-sized tumour out of her arse, and ten teeth (out of her mouth, not arse). So nothing to report on that front! :)
Haggis: got. Vegetarian. Sue me.
Whiskey: nope. Don't really like it, and I've run out of Drambuie. Sue me.
(It's a chunky fecker, so that brown sauce/breakfast tactic sounds like a definite plan.)
(+ neeps & tatties, obv.)
If not: Sue me.
I don't have the resources for this amount of litigation
It's one of the few genuine meat subsitiute products wjhich works virtuaklly just as well in terms of flavour and texture aas the meat product. macsweens, in particular.
good work son, no case to answer here *crashes down gavel* :D
we're having neeps, tatties, a haggis, the LOT.
Might even paint my face blue then become homeless in London.
I'm making the famous ottelenghi caramaliesd garlic tart for about 15 international friends then we're gonna tan the bottle of Grouse that I bought. Couldnt afford to shell out for a nice single malt but I think we're going to a bar afterwards to have one or two. Guess Grouse is the most "authentic" anyway. That or makers mark but I couldnt find it.
Also gonna give classes in ceilidh dancing. This is going to be a disaster.
You ought to be stripped of your citizenship.
my brain is fried since ive been here. I can barely speak english let alone remember what its like being in scotland. What is that dirt cheap one called with the soldier on the front? Might begin with an M.
I think im just inventing things
(I mean oh _no!)
but a girl made scotch eggs, which are... um... yeah... scottish? i have no idea. um...
i had it THREE TIMES when i was back in the UK over Xmas, and once on a burger. it was incredible. i am missing it.
Ditto stornoway black pud- the vaccuum pack stuff makes it practically indestructible.
Ok, I'll send it to his inlaws in canada. No, that probably won't work either. Farking hell.
Gonna do a load of roast veg with it, and some mashed swede. NOM.
I might have another one in a second...
do you not work? ;)
and now this is a post-lunch digestif.
Don't judge me.
at lunchtime and did a pretty intense run with me, followed by a sauna. On a few wee drams. You total clatty wee jake, you are officially a SCot! :D
Aye, yer fucked now xylopwn.
and will let it free-wheel down the runway of indiscretion from now on.
You brought this on yersel'
I was meant to share it
is bells a good whisky? i dont really know whisky very well. i had bells before and it was okay.
probably on par with grouse if perhaps very slightly nicer? I dunno havn't had bells in ages.
Didn't realise it was Burns day today though.
going to my swedish friend's hosue and she's making something swedish (rike swede? aaaaaaaaaaaaahahahhahahha no.)
Also, £4.95 for all that? That's a price I can get behind.
they seemed pretty intrigued
I told them about the munchy box and they asked if they could visit me when I go back
it's pretty amazing.
i'm not having haggis, because my boyfriend doesn't really like it. I'll read 'tae a veggie shephards pie' when i slice into my dinner though.
fair fa' yer honest sonsie face, great chieften o the pie race
what rhymes with "ottelenghi"?
for some haggis, neeps & Tatties with a good whisky sauce and a healthy glass of the stuff, whisky that is not the sauce.
in august to get my postgraduate degree. i have never had haggis. i suppose i'll be trying it soon enough!
Not too much, not too little. The pepper sauce was delish. Green beans might not be convention, but they were a welcome (Robert the) Brucey bonus.
Had a chupa chup lolly afterwards.
Haggis was delicious, you canny really go wrong with champit neeps and tatties. Lovely whisky sauce to pour over and the cranachan was good as well.
I was drinking Ledaig (i had never even heard of it till i got a bottle for christmas), lovely stuff and a wee glass or two of vin rouge.
I have a massive drouth and am on about my 8th glass of water :)
We decided to splash out and go to the York and Albany, meal was an epic which consisted of the following:
Poached Scottish Salmon, smoked haddock, pearl barley
Haggis, neeps, tatties
Everything was superb but I was seriously struggling after the salmon dish. The haggis was brilliant, almost wish they'd skipped one of the starters as I found myself going through the motions a bit; the bashed neeps and mashed tatties were ace.
The Cranachan was a bit intimidating but once I got started it was a sheer delight and was laced with a ridiculous amount of whisky. The icing on the cake was a surprise raspberry coulis at the the bottom of the glass which ruptured open like a bloody flesh wound as soon as my spoon broke through the last of the cream and oats. Delicious.
Oh, and Rachel Weisz was there, she's stunning in real life. Wow.
Unexpected availability of a "Burns night special" in the pub we went to for someone's leaving do. Had to be done.
Best part: the place clearly had no idea of what an appropriate sized portion of haggis was (dahn saarf, innit), so I had a good 3-4 person haggis, neeps (plus carrot) and mash piled high on the plate. The neeps and carrot mash thing was the highlight.
I'm still full.
Alcxxk, Fihiki, Fishplums and Ho-Fo were there. Choice of haggis.
Burns would be turning in his grave if he could have seen this converted warehouse with whisky 'mixologists' and SLAM DJs. The piper had mini pipes that you couldn't really hear very well, and the host was a tipsy laird and burnt the haggis. Awesome night though. When we left it looked like it was descending into a bisexual orgy. I don't really know why we left actually. I think I'm becoming really dull in my old age.
excellent night 9/10.
Guy called Dave hung around us too much and got progrESSIVELY *LOUDER* as the drugs he was clearly on kicked in.
The Toast to the Lassies was good. The piper was good. I got a lot of business cards which was good.
The bi-sexual orgy louise has mentioned... was in fact a dude in a pinstripe jacket offering people drugs, with a creepy smile. We left, not because we are dull... but because it was Just A Bit Creepy.