Robert Burns' Birthday

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  1. boar_d_laze

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    Some hae meat and canna eat,And some wad eat that want it;But we hae meat, and we can eat,And sae let the Lord be thankit.
    Robert Burns 254th birthday is fast approaching, but I'd swear he doesn't look a day over 190; 200 tops. 

    January 25th is Burns Night.  Anyone else making haggis?  Are you refreshing the poetry which should flow as copiously as the Scotch?  Do Cutty-sarks rin in your mind?

    BDL
     
  2. ishbel

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    I usually end up attending a few Burn's Suppers. I've also given the Ladies' reply at a couple of them.

    I don't make mt own. My organic butcher does and they are great. However, I really like MacSween's, which are made just outside Edinburgh. They also make a passable vegetarian version.
     
  3. boar_d_laze

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    Och aye, but about the cutty-sark?

    BDL
     
  4. rick alan

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    Hoots! Slainte! Awa dram.

    Rick
     
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  5. michaelga

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    always on hand... way more drams than be needed.
     
  6. ishbel

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    Well, they're not much worn by women today!
     
  7. li4m79

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    Well I have a few Burns Suppers Booked as I do every year, so I will be seeing the haggis alot, its also on my daily menu!!
     
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    good man - knows yerstuff
     
  9. boar_d_laze

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    Posted by Ishbel  
    Aye, lassie.  "Not much worn" was Tam's intention, e'en tha' guid nicht langsyne.       

    BDL
     
  10. ishbel

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    Hiya Li4m79 Whaur ye fae? Ah'm fae wur fair capital city!

    BDL. apart from Cutty Sark's simmit, your last comment is a paraphrase of the reply given by Scottish kilt wearers in answer to the age-old question 'what's worn under the kilt?' Reply: 'Nothing, it's all in good working order'.
     
  11. michaelga

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    my wife still wears hers often but usually with leggings underneath.. cause it's too cold... maybe if we moved to cali
     
  12. ishbel

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    She wears cutty sarks? Jings:D
     
  13. michaelga

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    aye
     
  14. keithdaman666

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    fair fa your honest sonsie face!
     
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    English Born, but Living in Perthshire!!, been up in bonny Scotland for about 14 years now, started off on Mull, ended up in Aberdeen, then settled down just outside Perth! I found the haggis run slower here and are easier to catch!!
     
  16. ishbel

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    It's the shorter legs of the highland haggis that means they run more slowly than those that breed on Arthur's Seat!
     
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    Haggis is lovely with sour dough bread with lashings of butter spread on it and bowls of scotch broth with a large jacket potato. This feeds one by the way.
     
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    It might appeal to you, but that's not how we usually serve it. Bashed neeps and chappit tatties are the traditional accompaniments. Soup is a starter. The idea of bread, with lashings of butter, plus a jacket potato plus soup with thickeners like barley, never mind the oats in the haggis would turn a good balanced dish into a heavy, greasy stodgy plate.
     
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    Cock O Leekie Soup

    Haggis Neeps and Tatties

    Crannachan

    Braw........... .
     
  20. ishbel

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    Braw... Or... tipsy Laird for the pud.

    MAGIC!