Hey, let’s go to Aberd…sorry, to Stonehaven!


You might not know this, but you´ve probably seen Stonehaven a few times. A picture of its castle, Dunnotar Castle, is one of Windows 7´s wallpapers. Stonehaven is also known for something that, for this blog´s purpose, had a lot more interest than that. It is the birthplace of… the deep fried Mars bar!!! and that is exactly what it sounds… A Mars chocolate bar, covered in batter and deep fried in oil.

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Hey, let’s go to Aberdeen!


We went to Aberdeen (Scotland) for a long weekend break. We spent a couple of days in Aberdeen, and also took a day-trip down to Stonehaven. Two very different places, but we enjoyed both of them.

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Sweet potato, feta cheese & pesto burgers

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Looking for more imaginative recipes for our meat free week, I came across a recipe that combines three of my favourite foods: sweet potato, feta and pesto. It’s a combination of ingredients that you can use in a pasta or rice dish or as a bake, for example, but I had never thought of turning them into a vegetarian burger patty!

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Mushroom soup with Parmesan cream


When we took this recipe from Waitrose Magazine, we just thought it would be nice to make a mushroom soup. I had never done one before, and to be honest I thought it would take longer and more effort. However, I was as surprised with how easy it was as with how tasty it turned out. It was delicious.

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