Tuesday, 29 November 2011

New Lanark and Robert Owens Apple Dumpling Recipe

The weather at the weekend was very unkind, instead of exploring new grounds - we stayed pretty much at home, venturing outdoors only to the west of Glasgow for the farmers market where I picked up a Romanesco Cauliflower for £1, some beetroot and sprouts.  Not one of the market stalls was set up due to the weather being both wet and blustery.  In fact, most were trading from the inside of their vans - yes the weather was really that atrocious and it continues with persistent rain ... 

So here let me share with you a handful of photographs of when we visited New Lanark World Heritage Site in the summer.   
The Village Shop
The Museum
Here is Robert Owens 'Apple Dumpling' recipe.  Click on the image.
This particular image is also my entry for Susan's - Black and White Wednesday #21. This is relatively new weekly blog event set up by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook. Here she encourages us all to appreciate black and white photographs once more, albeit through culinary means. 


  1. Lovely photos, Shaheen. I've never had an apple dumpling...

  2. Thank you e.
    Would you beleive it, nor have i - so the recipe will be made oneday.

  3. What a marvelous visit you did at Lanark World Heritage Site!
    I keep this in mind for january, where my partner will be in Scotland for work.

  4. Thanks spécialiste de l'éphémère.
    I have to admit, I was quite disappointed, but hey everyone is different. I did enjoy the Village Shop and the museum attached to it, hence the pictures.

  5. Beautiful site, I especially love the photo of the on-top-view with the pink meadow in front of it.
    Let me know if you try the apple dumpling recipe; I'm a bit sceptic of boiling puff pastry...hm.

  6. Thanks Torwen.
    It was enjoyable to 'walk around it'.
    Yeah you have a point about the recipe.

  7. Thanks for coming by my blog, it's been lovely to find yours. What a pretty village shop and museum. The apple dumpling sounds delicious. It might be nice to stuff some raisins in before putting the pastry on. I love the cartoon and story of Robert Owen. I wish I had a housekeeper, I could get on with my gardening, crafting, blogging, making owls with leaves... :)

  8. Thank you so, so much Lorna.
    Especially for repaying the complimt and coming by.

    I so agree it would be nice to stuff some raisins in before putting the pastry on.
    I really did love the owls with leaves :) Your blog is def. a place of inspiration.

  9. It looks like a lovely place to visit! And I've never had an apple dumpling either.

  10. Thanks Sumaiyyah.
    Lovely to hear from you. Its not the first place I'd recommend to people, it was okay.

  11. Hehe, well, I haven't been blogging or leaving comments much. Just got back into the mood recently I guess. If you ever go to Princess Street Gardens, would you take pictures and showcase them here? It's been 16 years since I left so I wonder what the place looks like now... we used to go there all the time :)

  12. Sumaiyyah.
    Ah that's okay, I haven't been leaving many comments on fellow bloggers blogs recently either, been visiting though :)
    I don't know the next time I'll be in Edinburgh as I live just on the outskirts of Glasgow, but here is a link of Princess St Gardens from a previous time. Sixteen years ago eh! I am sure it hasn't changed much.


  13. this is a place I would love to visit - I remember reading about it when studying history and finding it fascinating - thanks for the peek!

  14. Thanks Johanna.
    I have to be honest, I didn't particuarly enjoy it. but the walk around it (the outside was good).


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