Sweet mince pies

December 2023 In a previous Christmas post, we shared the recipe we use to bake our German Stollen at this time of year. In this post, we’d like to share our recipe for delicious sweet mince pies. INGREDIENTS & METHOD Mincemeat (1kg = 36 pies)Peel and juice of one orangePeel and juice of half a

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The Great Bernera Walk

One of the most beautiful walks on Great Bernera (and featured on the Visit Outer Hebrides website) is a circular route around the northern part of the island. As the map below shows, the walk starts in Breaclete (the ‘hub’ of the island community, with museum and café) and goes in a clockwise direction to

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Season’s Greetings

December 2022 Hello friends of Rudha Glas B&B! As we come to the end of 2022 we hope that all our friends and blog subscribers are well, and we apologise for the lack of blog posts in recent weeks, but we’ve had some good excuses! For the past two months we’ve been very busy with

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Winter solstice

28 December 2021 Image credit: Callanish Solstice watercolour painting by Joe Trodden Last Tuesday was the shortest day of 2021. At around 4pm GMT on 21 December, the ‘sun stood still’ and the solstice occurred. At our latitude, the sun set at 3.37 on Tuesday afternoon and rose the next morning at 9.14, signalling the

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Christmas Stollen

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 a

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An Ode to New Year’s Fireworks

31 December 2020 On this final day of the extraordinary year that was 2020, we’d like to share a poem that Helen penned about New Year’s fireworks. Wishing you a Happy New Year and a healthy and happy 2021!

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