Let’s Bake Scottish Shortbread for the Holidays!

Let’s Bake Scottish Shortbread for the Holidays!

What fun we had with our Livestream event, Live from Lizzie's Kitchen! If you missed it on Friday the 14th, no worries. You can watch it on your computer screen anytime you like with a simple click.  We baked shortbread, chatted about Scotland, and spent some time...

A Very Scottish Winter

Tuesday morning, December 4th. The air was still. Cold. A thick mist moved round Loch Lomond. Pale sunlight touched the snowy mountaintops. The landscape had little color, and the trees were black silhouettes. Loch Lomond lay before us glassy, reflective, serene. Even...

Does Scotland Really Have Fairies?

“When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.” ~ Sir J. M. Barrie, Scottish journalist, writer, and dramatist (1860-1937)       One autumn afternoon in...

Welcome to the Quietest Place in Scotland

I love cemeteries. Aye, really. Before you think I’m daft or the least bit morbid, here’s why I’m keen on kirkyards, like the one above, viewed through the sixteenth-century remains of Mar’s Wark, built in Stirling by the Earl of Mar. The grounds are green, the air...

What Is a Full Scottish Breakfast?

Every lodging place in Scotland, from five-star hotels to one-star hovels, offers a Full Scottish Breakfast. By “full” the Scots mean “complete,” but I promise you, full is what you’ll feel when you finish the last bite of that tattie scone. You may be surprised at...

Where Can I Find the Best Scottish Music?

A decade before I fell in love with Scotland and her people, I fell in love with her music. The Tannahill Weavers came first, then Capercaillie, followed by a host of fiddlers, pipers, and flute-wielding Scotsmen. I easily have a dozen versions of “Are Ye Sleeping...

Why Do So Many People Love Scotland?

Is it the Highlands, the Islands, the history, the mystery, the bagpipes, the poetry, or the braw lads in kilts? Aye, it could be that last item, but in truth, it’s all of the above and much more that draws our hearts toward the misty isles. Some enjoy a round of golf...

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