Monday 15th July 2019,
Frontiers Magazine

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Living off the Land

Unless you are a forager, you might not know that the early leaves of the rowan tree taste like marzipan, that shoots from the pine tree can make an awesome spice, that the saponins in birch leaves make a cleanising spring tea which is very good for the body, or that meadowsweet contains the same [...]

July 3, 2019 Mary Leonard Food Journeys, Summer Issue 2019 Comments Off

Farming gin and vodka

When location, time and imagination come together, unique accomplishments are possible and this has certainly proven to be the case for Arbikie Highland Estate, a 2000-acre farm on the Angus coast. Location was never in doubt. Arbikie is an estate shaped by its environment from the red-sandstone tint of its soil, the sharp winds of [...]

July 27, 2016 Mary Leonard Food Journeys Comments Off
Photography by David Moss

Food of the mountains

When we think of Italian food, we generally think of some kind of pasta or pizza – dishes which have been adopted and adapted all over the world. But there is a much more interesting story behind the food of this country than the processed versions sold in supermarkets and fast-food outlets. Each region of [...]

March 21, 2015 Mary Leonard Food Journeys Comments Off

Peedie Producers Guide

When you sample the local fare at some of the Festival events, you may wonder where you can buy some to take home with you. There’s now a solution – a new pocket guide to some of Orkney’s ‘Peedie Producers’. It gives details of 23 producers, from cheese to chocolate,  beef to beremeal, pies to [...]

September 1, 2014 Howie Firth Food Journeys 0

Orkney fare at Portsoy

My paternal grandfather, affectionately known as ‘Pappa’, was an accomplished pianist, one of Columbia’s first recording artistes; his first disc was released in 1927. Originally from Leith, he came to Elgin in the 1920s with his bride Elizabeth, my Orcadian grandmother, as manager of a piano outlet, eventually founding his own music business which he [...]

May 22, 2014 Liz Ashworth Food Journeys Comments Off

A taste from Westray

The view stretched beyond the point o’ Smithaquoy across the azure sea to Papay, while in the middle distance the Loch o’ Swartmill lay like a jewel set in a band of golden marsh marigolds, embellished with the inevitable pair of swans.” That’s a description of a Westray scene from Jack Cooper, looking back to [...]

June 30, 2013 Liz Ashworth Food Journeys Comments Off

Food Journeys with Liz Ashworth

Moorish moments at Skaill House The dining room at Skaill House has so many stories, with the family portraits on the wall, and the dinner service reputed to have come from Captain Cook’s ship Resolution when it lay in Stromness in 1780, back from Hawaii with the news of Cook’s death. The tablecloth that accompanied [...]

March 1, 2013 Liz Ashworth Food Journeys 0