He mentioned that she climbed the Inaccessible Pinnacle and abseiled down as part of one of her charity commitments and as an example of her determination. I was on the peak of Sgurr a' Mhaidiadh on Monday afternoon, probably around the time she breathed her last, gazing across at the In'pin and wondering if I would ever climb it. Does sound like we have lost an absolute diamond of an MP.
Producer: Highland Fine Cheese Ltd., Tain Supplied: Co-op Old Git Tribute Sector: Room temperature 23C Prevailing weather: Sunny, tested indoors in shade Shipping forecast: Hebrides, 1016, light, good Bikini Alert: Black
At £2 for a mere 140 grammes (that’s five ounces to you Outers) I thought ‘this had better be good’. Appearance wise it looked promising, a regular and non-cloying consistency as it sat in it’s little plastic pot (for this money I expect a genuine wooden mini-churn complete with plunger, on second thoughts forget the plunger - that’s going to reduce that meagre 140 by at least five grammes), which was thankfully free of QR codes, offers, recipes and even had a little rhyme about thwarted mice.
The first taste test was on Sainsbury’s rough oatcakes (on noticing the word rough I have, of course, ordered all stadia to be evacuated and a full security sweep be arranged), oatcake one overcame the flavour of the Crowdie and so I steeled myself to throw caution to the wind and increase the dosage on oatcake two. Now I could appreciate that skinny does not have to mean an absence of creaminess, a further delight was a pronounced, but not so much as to be tart, sharp aftertaste.
A second taste test as a sandwich filling was less successful, again Tesco Olive spread greased the substrate - homemade bread (Hemingway wrote ‘The Sun Also Rises’ but the same could not be said of my baking). As for oatcake one, the Crowdie was just too subtle to make itself known. Future use will be restricted to crackers and other such savoury fare.
I am currently seeking funding for a taste comparison of Skinny Crowdie with full-fat deep-fried and accompanied by a pint of heavy Crowdie.
I'm assuming that the board is now swooning with admiration, but what (amongst other things) occured to me out on the water was that paddling along with nine other people was a lot more sensible than going it alone even though we have a whole lot of different skills, levels of ability etc. We are better off being around for each other - just to provide an anlaogy for the EU referendum vote.