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Jaded

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Haggis
« on: January 25, 2013, 07:00:30 pm »
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Re: Haggis
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 07:05:06 pm »
That is all.
That is offal.
Forgot to buy some this year

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Re: Haggis
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2013, 07:07:43 pm »
Nom nom nom

(Not having any tonight as I am home alone, plan t have some at the weekend).

We usually have it a few times a year as we're both big fans.
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Re: Haggis
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2013, 07:09:09 pm »
Here in snowbound Kirriemuir, we are just about to have haggis, veggie flavour, with chips 'n' beans. And HP sauce. of course. The One True Way.  :)
It's a bit weird, but actually quite wonderful.

Re: Haggis
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2013, 07:21:19 pm »
I used to live round the corner from Macsweens, purveyors of fine haggis fae Edinburgh.  If you left early in the morning, there were great steaming baskets of them cooling on the pavement.

I'm not a vegetarian, but I prefer the vege version.  With clapshot: another of the One True Ways.

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Re: Haggis
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2013, 08:19:45 pm »
Big in Jamaica. So I've heard.
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Re: Haggis
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 08:31:04 pm »
We shared half a haggis this evening, with neeps, tatties & carrots.
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Re: Haggis
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2013, 08:50:17 pm »
Forgot to buy some this year

On the plus side it should be marked down from tomorrow  :thumbsup:

Does Haggis freeze well?
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Re: Haggis
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2013, 09:55:21 pm »
Does Haggis freeze well?

Yes.  See point five on this list, from the before-mentioned Macsweens.

Edit:  despite what Macsweens say, the bit about "plump wee beasties running around the tops of Scottish hills" is definitely true.  I know, 'cos my grandfather telt me.  Also, the way to catch a haggis is to sneak up behind it and cough, causing it to turn round.  Its shorter and longer legs will then be the wrong way round on the hill and it will fall over, uneven legs waving in the air, allowing you to snare it.  Not a word of a lie.

Re: Haggis
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2013, 10:51:35 pm »
No haggis for girls at brownies tonight - shortbread and Irn Bru. Must be a health thing...

Re: Haggis
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2013, 11:08:15 pm »
Haggis last night with my boys for dinner and the leftovers (it was huuuge!) into a pasta sauce on Sunday.
Haggis tonight at our Burns Supper (and a fish pie for the unbelievers) with real ale (Lomond Brewery's Meg's Tail) brewed not 5 miles away. Nom nom nom ...

We really should have it more often.
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Re: Haggis
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2013, 11:37:11 pm »
I used to live round the corner from Macsweens too, but they have moved.

Our Haggis is done, we are replete.
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Re: Haggis
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2013, 11:52:52 pm »
Nae haggis for me tonight: the Cairn O'Mount has been off limits to me for a month.

On a related note, I did manage to slightly convince a group of furrin visitors that there were ferral hippos on the moorland on the CoM.

Driving them in a Transit mini-bus from Montrose to the Deeside Activity Centre near Aboyne for a 'team-building' jolly, I took the CoM route.   One of their number spotted a creature down in the moor, some distance off.   It was just a deer.  But I said it might have been a hippo; there was a small pod of ferral hippos living wild here.   Back in the 1920s there was a former army type who had bought up Fasque Estates who own this land, and he's enjoyed hunting in Africa back in the day.   He'd brought african wildlife here to hunt and the likes, but also just to have around.   There had been a great storm one night, and the wildlife had broken loose of the fences.   The big cats were found and captured or shot, but the hippos had managed to avoid capture, and remained wild to this day.

So it remains unclear whether there is actually a pod of ferral hippos living in the moorland between the CoM and the Bridge of Dye.

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Re: Haggis
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2013, 11:57:35 pm »
You are a very bad man and you are going to hell.

Probably.

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Re: Haggis
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2013, 11:59:18 pm »
Way better than a Loch Ness monster story.
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Re: Haggis
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2013, 09:17:10 pm »
Haggis last night with my boys for dinner and the leftovers (it was huuuge!) into a pasta sauce on Sunday.
Haggis tonight at our Burns Supper (and a fish pie for the unbelievers) with real ale (Lomond Brewery's Meg's Tail) brewed not 5 miles away. Nom nom nom ...

We really should have it more often.
25th of every month?  ;)

(Haggis pasta - class ;D)

Re: Haggis
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2013, 09:24:44 pm »
25th of every month?  ;)

Including December?  A whole new haggis market.

Re: Haggis
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2013, 01:18:38 am »
Strong recommendation for M&S haggis by the way - made for them by MacSweens, but I fancy it's a slightly different recipe to the last MacSweens one we had, and a little more to our taste. (That is, MacSweens is good, this is double plus good. Unless it's all psychological and a result of it being an M&S haggis. Should try a blind tasting, not colour my opinions with trying to remember flavours over a period of months.)

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Re: Haggis
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2013, 01:19:56 am »
We finished the haggis today. McSween. Very good indeed.
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Re: Haggis
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2013, 09:18:10 am »
I am a big Haggis fan but something went wrong with this one.  McSween's finest but we've all been ill since Sunday when we ate it. Even the dog who ate the scraps.  I am hoping I might lose weight as a result but otherwise its a bit nasty.
I dont want to eat haggis again for a long time now.
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Re: Haggis
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2013, 09:22:28 am »
I am a big Haggis fan but something went wrong with this one.
Maybe it was off-al

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Re: Haggis
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2013, 07:49:44 pm »
Juat had ours. nom.
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Re: Haggis
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2021, 08:54:42 pm »
Just had McSweens Haggis, bashed tatties and a poor substitute for neeps. Swede.

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Re: Haggis
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2021, 11:36:12 pm »
I had a mushroom stir fry, I forgot to take the chicken out the freezer.
It did not get addressed, just eaten.

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Re: Haggis
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2021, 08:39:01 am »
Just had McSweens Haggis, bashed tatties and a poor substitute for neeps. Swede.

Fantastic!
Perhaps it varies - my dad is from rural aberdeenshire and where he comes from neeps are precisely swede.