The Scottish diet
Jumbo sausage in batter with chips (fries), anyone? For a little light snack?
We didn't indulge when we stopped at The Hungry Haggis fish and chip restaurant in Aviemore, on our way back from Caithness. We just wanted honest-to-goodness fish and chips. The night was wet and stormy, and the steamed-up windows of the restaurant beckoned us in.
That trip was a microcosm of a certain type of Scottish cuisine. A meal in an Indian restaurant in Tain on the way north. Soup and cheese toasties at North Highland College during the Mod. Had we wanted dessert we could have had a range of home baking. Haribo Tangfastics Sour Mix sweets to while away the journey once it got dark.
We redeemed ourselves by starting breakfast at The Auld Post Office B&B with fresh fruit salad and fruit juice.
After that we had a choice of porridge or cereals with yoghurt, then full Scottish breakfast (bacon, eggs, sausage, baked beans, mushrooms and tomato) or scrambled eggs and Orkney smoked salmon. Then toast and marmalade. Bliss.