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Robert Burns' Birthday

post #1 of 27
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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

post #2 of 27
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.
post #3 of 27
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Och aye, but about the cutty-sark?

 

BDL

post #4 of 27

Hoots! Slainte! Awa dram.

 

Rick

post #5 of 27
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Och aye, but about the cutty-sark?

 

BDL

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

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post #6 of 27
Well, they're not much worn by women today!
post #7 of 27

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!!

post #8 of 27
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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!!

good man - knows yerstuff

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post #9 of 27
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Well, they're not much worn by women today!

 

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

 

BDL

post #10 of 27
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'.
post #11 of 27
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Well, they're not much worn by women today!

 

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

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post #12 of 27
She wears cutty sarks? Jings:D
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aye

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post #14 of 27

fair fa your honest sonsie face!

post #15 of 27
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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'.

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!!

post #16 of 27
It's the shorter legs of the highland haggis that means they run more slowly than those that breed on Arthur's Seat!
post #17 of 27
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.
post #18 of 27
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.
post #19 of 27
Cock O Leekie Soup

Haggis Neeps and Tatties

Crannachan

Braw........... .
post #20 of 27
Braw... Or... tipsy Laird for the pud.

MAGIC!
post #21 of 27

Had a Tipsy Laird on my Xmas Day Menu this time around!! well sexual!

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Had a Tipsy Laird on my Xmas Day Menu this time around!! well sexual!

 

*cough* :-)

post #23 of 27
Waitrose in the UK I think sell the best haggis out of all the supermarkets in this country.
post #24 of 27
My local Waitrose sell the same haggis as most supermarkets, ie MacSweens. Even M&S sell it.
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post #26 of 27

color me baa baa black sheep, but i think i will will pass on the kind haggis invitation, as inviting as it may be.....just don't have the stomach, nerves or curiosity......you can pour me a bit more whisky though

 

joey

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post #27 of 27
That's OK, more for me and my fellow Scots!
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