Sunday, 25 January 2009

On our table for Burns Night Supper

There was no Cock-a-leekie soup on our Scottish themed table. Cock-a-leekie soup is traditionally made with chicken (which I do not eat), and prunes (which D doesn't like).

Instead we went with a Leek and potato soup with a hint of warm spices.

Vegetarian Haggis (McSween of course)

Warm with Tatties (mashed potatoes)

Bashed neeps (Mashed Turnip) - hence the Tur neep, or Swede as it is also known by. I don't know why? Do you?

Scottish Nains Oatcakes and selection of cheeses

Tunnocks for the sweet toothed amongst us

A Tassie o’Coffee with cream - no dram of whisky. Some of us have work to go to tomorrow.

PS The leeks in the soup were the only vegetable from our plot.


  1. I have yet to try haggis, involving animal parts or vegetarian. These posts were really interesting - and look delicious.

  2. Thank you so much Wendy.
    I guess you will have to come to Scotland to try either version :)
    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  3. Swede = short for 'Swedish Turnip', unsure what's supposed to be Swedish about it exactly though..

    Lovely little blog btw. Mary

  4. Thanks Mary.
    In relation to your comment see below -
    Rutabaga is the common American and Canadian term for the plant. It comes from the old Swedish word Rotabagge, meaning simply "root bag". "Swede" is the preferred term used in most of the English-speaking world, including England, Wales, Australia, India, New Zealand and many other parts of the world that use British English as a standard - Source Wikepedia - so I guess this is what is supposed to be Swedish about it. I hope this helps.


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