I have only a 3 day working week yet it still feels like a full week. The weather has been rubbish so not been out for a run since Monday (new year’s day) and will not get a chance to go out for one until Saturday. Since I cannot get out for a run, I thought it would be a good idea to eat relatively healthy with as little effort as possible. I stopped in at Tesco on the way home from work and tried to gain some inspiration. The OH wanted sausage and mash (I had leftover mash) so I bought Heck pork sausages. They have 97% pork content and that’s good enough for me. If I have sausages, I always buy at least 90% pork sausages (when from a supermarket) because, well, sausages can contain a lot of other things that’s not actual meat and I don’t like the idea of not knowing what is inside my sausage.


One of the most memorable sausages I have ever had, was at a recent trip to Gatehouse of Fleet in Dumfries & Galloway, where I stayed in a sea view snug at GG’s Yard Laggan (a blog of this coming soon). At their Basecamp cafe, we had breakfast there twice and they serve the most delicious pork and mustard sausages supplied by local butcher William Lindsay & Son in Creetown. Before I left, I drove to buy some sausages from there to take home and they had closed 40 minutes before I arrived. There was a butcher and his van outside the shop (I presume it was William Lindsay himself) and even though they were closed he let me in to buy what I wanted from what was left. He and the staff were so lovely and although they had sold out of the pork and mustard sausages (of course they were), I went for their other popular sausage, smoky bacon and chicken. They were just as good (almost) as the pork and mustard ones. If you are ever in the area, please do try this butcher. I highly rate their produce and service.

Back to tonight’s dinner.

Beige dinner


I decided to go for something quick and simple. Healthy version of a fish supper – haddock fillets in a seasoned coating (oven baked) with Charlotte potatoes and green peas. There was no good tartare sauce offerings so I stuck with Stokes mayonnaise that I already had in my fridge.



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