We are an eco-friendly B&B operating on the following principles:

  • offering food which is organic, fair trade and cruelty-free
  • striving to produce our energy from renewable sources
  • encouraging connection with nature and with the self.

This blog shows some of the things we do, or have done, to live a more eco-friendly life.

Rudha Glas Blog

A journey to living a greener life


Christmas Stollen

15 December 2021 One of our favourite treats at this time of year is Stollen, the German equivalent of the Christmas cake. While we were living in Germany, we generally bought a Stollen at the local store, but since moving to the Outer Hebrides, we’ve decided instead to bake our own Stollen at Christmastime. Enjoying

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Harvesting seaweed

15 September 2021 The shores around Bernera are awash with a wide variety of seaweeds One of the activities we’ve been engaging in this year is gathering seaweed and experimenting with using it in all manner of ways. We admit we’re only now starting to truly appreciate the wonder of this saltwater algae. Did you

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Nettle soup

31 July 2021 Nettle soup served with fresh, crusty bread By Helen When you come across a patch of wild nettles, is your first instinct to keep a wide berth in order to avoid being stung, or is it to marvel at such a practical and plentiful natural wonder? I have to admit, my attitude

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Scones with cashew cream

15 May 2021 As we head into summer, here’s a favourite (and very simple!) recipe I use to make a quick treat for afternoon tea. The secret is to make sure you aerate the flour well so that the scones rise, and whip up the milk to make it frothy and foamy. The scones are

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Vegan paté

15 September 2020 by Helen The last recipe I posted was for a delicious egg and dairy-free quiche, a recipe I picked up while living in Germany. Another recipe I learned about in the Land of Leberwurst is for a liver paté alternative, which I often make for our guests and which has so far

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A quiche for all seasons

15 July 2020 by HelenWho says you need eggs and bacon in order to make a delicious quiche? This is my “go to” quiche recipe whenever I have seasonal vegetables that need to be used up. It’s delicious, packed with protein and vitamins and extremely filling. I learned the recipe at a vegan cookery course

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