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More freezer gems

Another food festival find was recovered from the bottom of my freezer this week. Creamy Black Truffle¬†sauce from The Sauce Queen. I usually make my own sauces (natch ūüôĄ) but was tempted to buy a couple of these after tasting samples at the food fair (you see, suppliers….it is worth offering free samples…..so bloody annoying when suppliers pitch up but resent giving a free taste of the product). There is still another lurking somewhere so I will need to dig it out. Anyway, the sauce seemed to have suffered no harm nestled in ice at the bottom of the freezer for 4 months and we had it with the husband’s “go to” supper, steak and chips with petit pois (the container also suggests the sauce can be poured ¬†over pasta). Let me just say that if you don’t like truffle then this sauce is not for you. I bunged ¬†a few saut√©ed mushrooms in the sauce thinking it might have just a hint of truffle and might need a bit of help. I was wrong. …

Deep fried, spiced Sheep’s heart, liver and lungs, onion, oatmeal and suet.

This, my dear friends, is a deep-fried local Drumnadrochit Haggis. Married to a Scot, I try Haggis every year on Burns’ Night, with renewed vigour and great enthusiasm (ahem..) but, sadly, no, this traditional Scottish delicacy of sheep’s heart, liver and lungs, onion, oatmeal, suet, salt and spices encased in a stomach lining, has not yet won me over. This one of course, is also battered and deep-fried…I kid you not. The lyrically named Drumnadrochit is a village on the edge of Loch Ness, near to the ruins of the evocative Urquhart Castle. It is also home to Fiddler’s (which I mentioned on Twitter as having possibly the best chips ever). I am told by husband and daughter that their deep-fried haggis is also a league above. I will take their word for it.