Scottish Herbalism

What did Master Beecham leave in his cabinet for Claire to use? Access to a healer with an extensive herbal medicine cabinet would have been a huge benefit. In this class, we discussed some of the common herbs that were used to soothe and heal in Scotland during the 18th century.

Hogmanay GF Seed Cake

Hogmanay celebrations are bigger than Christmas in Scotland. It is also known as Cake Day, and baking cakes for children is an old tradition. The tradition of the First Footer is important to the luck of the household. The first person to cross the threshold is the “first footer”, and they foretell the year to …

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The Scottish Kitchen – Food for an Outlander

If you haven’t caught Outlander fever yet, it is high time you did!  The amazing series of books by Diana Gabaldon have started to make their transition to the small screen, and so far the series has been very satisfying to long-time fans and newcomers alike.  I decided to follow my Scottish roots and research …

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