Friday, 29 September 2006

Friday's Musings

                   

Good Morning, Friday again the week has just whizzed by. All alone this morning Stu off doing his art me trying to catch up with other journal. That said I have just finished an entry in my Birdwatching Diary here's the link:
http://journals.aol.co.uk/jaymact1/JoansBirdwatchingDiary
It's not a very nice morning here its raining again that's the third day this week so am glad we choose last week for our break. While we were away we visited a place called Cullen (the home of Cullen Skink) now what is that you may ask, well it is a fish soup.  Our son raves about it but we had never tried it.  As we were sitting on the beach at Cullen I said to Stuart if they have that on the menu while we are here I am going to try it. Low and behold that very night there it was Cullen Skink for one of the first courses. We both looked at one another and laughed. When the waiter came we both ordered it.  It is absolutely fabulous. Its a creamy soup made with smokes flaked haddock onions and potatoes it was quite chunky but you could blend it if you wanted.  We really both enjoyed it even Stuart who can be a bit picky at times thought it was great. If you key word Cullen Skink there are lots of recipes for it I am going to give it a try sometime.  We were really overfed at the hotel it must be feeding all those healthy east coast fishermen's appetites that makes them give you so large portions. I never managed to clear my plate once while we were there and I felt awful about it but I just could not manage all they gave us. On the morning of our departure they even gave us two eggs with our Scottish breakfast. We both put on a few pound in the time we were away and now we will just have to take them off again. Oh well Que Serra Serra.
Well that's about it for today have a good day Love,

                                    Joan 

 

9 comments:

jeadie05 said...

Fish soup delicious,the first time I tried it was on a pier at Ostend in Belgium,with my son as we sat watching the hovercraft coming and going ,Thanks for reminding me off a nice memory ,.,.,Jan xx

sdrogerson said...

sounds great stuff...............I really liked the graphic today!

jlocorriere05 said...

I love smoked haddock Joan! I'll have to try it sometime! It's raining here too and windy! Have a great weekend! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels

ally123130585918 said...

We have had a nice morning Joan but it looks like it is just about to change as the sky has darkened and the wind is blowing sure does look like rain ~ I'm glad you took your break when you did ~ at least you had lovely weather ~ Cullen Skink sounds lovely will take a look at those recipes ~ glad you had the opportunity to try it ~ Glad your hotel fed you well better too much than not enough ~ Lovely post card you sent me thanks "Dove Cottage" looks so pretty ~ Ally

jeanno43 said...

I have a recipe for Cullen Skink but have never been tempted to try it. I bet mine would not turn out like the soup you had, it sounds wonderful.  I will try and drop by your bird journal over the weekend, I have so many alerts to catch up on.
http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

labdancer51 said...

Hi Joan,  Cullen Skink sounds delicious, I love smoked haddock, in fact fish in general.  I`ll have to check out those recipes. The sea air always gives me a very hearty appetite!   Have a great weekend. :o)

Sandra xxxx

sylviam4000 said...

You are making me feel hungry Joan, just off to raid the fridge or maybe the biscuit tin. Take care.
Love Sylvia xxx

astra1547 said...

have a great weekend...

Astra!

jmoqueen said...

I'm glad you ate well whilst on holiday coz that's what holiday's are all about, the big hearty breakfasts and the big meals in the evening :-)  You miss it when you get back though lol

Jen xx