Suitable for Non-Vegans

Eggplant involtini People often ask me questions such as what do vegetarians/vegans have for Xmas lunch. I assume this is meant to be amusing because the questioner invariably has the answer ready to hand which was the whole point of asking the inane question. ‘Nut roast’! Oh how we laugh. After all we’ve never heard …

Suitable for Non-Vegans

I had thought for December a decadent suitable for non-vegan dessert would be appropriate but then perhaps there are too many dessert recipes doing the rounds at this time of year. So, lets go to the front of a menu and have a winter soup instead. Besides you can’t serve a dessert with crusty bread …

South Arran MPA – Explained

Following on from my previous article of the South Arran MPA and more specifically the No Creel Zone (NCZ) off Kildonan it has become clear to me that there are some who disregard the existence of the NCZ as it is an inconvenience to them and when asked about their creeling activities reply with obfuscation …

Suitable for Non-Vegans

As the long hot summer draws to an end the days are getting wetter windier and cooler and the nights are drawing in my thoughts are turned to a nice hearty autumnal dish. This is a variation of the traditional Greek bean stew fassolada. It is warming, rich – very moreish and entirely suitable for …

SSC Full Consultation. Really?

Following the letter published by Craig Anderson CEO of SSC in The Arran Banner (7 Oct 2017) I felt compelled to debunk some myths that he is perpetuating and expose his deliberate lack of detail (some might say honesty) and unsubstantiated claims and promises.I have highlighted 8 of the most obvious and dealt with these …

A Book Review – Whose Word Is It?

The Story Behind Who Changed the New Testament and Why by Bart D Ehrman Ehrman is an eminent biblical scholar and is currently the James A Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina who according to his Wikipedia entry is one of North America’s leading scholars in his field which …

Fish Farm-ageddon

With the announcement by Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) that it intends to submit an even more expansive planning proposal for its fish farm in Lamlash Bay the community of Arran finds itself in another battle to save its sea from the harm caused by an expanded fish farm. The community of Arran had thought it …