… is only a plateful of mince

. but – chilli con carne without any chilli is only a plateful of mince… These are the last two lines of “Bitcherel” by Eleanor Brown . . Chili con carne (chili with meat) or more commonly known as simply “chili” is a spicy stew containing chili peppers, meat, and tomatoes. Traditional versions are madeContinue reading “… is only a plateful of mince”

but by itssel’ an’ in a class apairt

. Mrs Purdie’s Aipple Tart The bakin’ at oor village show’s the best ye’ve ivver seen. Fowk come frae far an’ near, frae ilka airt. But listen till I tell ye a’ aboot ma guid aul’ freen, An’ the tale o’ Mrs Purdie’s aipple tert. Pair Mrs Purdie took it as an unco fashious slightContinue reading “but by itssel’ an’ in a class apairt”