Burns Night 25 January

21 Jan 2012

Category: seasonal specials

No matter if you are Sassenach rather than Scots, it is still fun to celebrate Scotland's defining poet, Robert Burns, with a traditional supper of haggis, neaps and tatties toasted with a good whisky. 

Tom has handmade traditional haggis - only £3.99 for a haggis to serve 2-4.  Serve the haggis with mashed potatoes (tatties) and mashed swede (neaps), or swede and carrot mixed for a hearty and budget-concious supper.

The Selkirk Grace is traditionally said before eating; this fine prose is a reminder to consider those less fortunate.

Some hae meat and canna eat,

And some wad eat that want it.

But we hae meat, and we can eat,

Sae let the Lord be thankit.

You can start the supper with soup like Cock-a-Leekie or some smoked salmon.  The haggis is brought to the table to the plaintive notes of the bagpipes (you don't have to do this at home...) and Burns' Address to a Haggis is read - Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o' the puddin-race!  To round off the meal, you could make cranachan with lovely IoW frozen raspberries, or some cheese and oat cakes.