The Dr and I are away this weekend so we had our Burns Night Supper early.

I’ve never made Neeps and Tatties before (or eaten haggis if I’m honest!), but a google of the recipe told me that Neeps aren’t turnips as I’d assumed – but swede! I roasted some chunks of potato and then added some boiled swede, gave it a rough mash and put it back in the oven until it was all golden. Then I covered it, chilled it and later that day returned it to the oven dotted with some butter.image

As I’m veggie I got a vegetarian haggis from my butcher. It said it was made from oatmeal and had fruit and nuts in it. I had to boil it in it’s bag for 40minutes. image

I did like the Neeps and Tatties but I’m afraid I won’t be in a hurry to try the veggie haggis again. I think it lacked some seasoning and was rather bland tasting – a bit like fruity porridge. A little too sweet and in need of some herbs or pepper.imageAll in all it wasn’t my most successful meal but I tried something new and I followed a tradition. I like traditions. Have a good Burn’s Night and I hope your meals are more successful than mine!

It is with a funny taste in my mouth I say:

It’s only vintage but I like it…

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