A salute to Scotland at Hogmanay. The Scots are renowned for their new year celebrations, so here is my tribute offering: an easy nutritious and restorative recipe from that beautiful country. Veganised.
+ Food For Free: freshly picked tender nettles, packed with iron, adding extra goodness to a soup of potatoes, swede (also known as turnip) and onions.
According to Wikepedia:
“Crofting is a form of land tenure, and small-scale food production particular to the Scottish Highlands, the islands of Scotland, and formerly on the Isle of Man.”
“The roots of Hogmanay perhaps reach back to the celebration of the winter solstice among the Norse, as well as incorporating customs from the Gaelic celebration of Samhain. The Vikings celebrated Yule, which later contributed to the Twelve Days of Christmas, or the “Daft Days” as they were sometimes called in Scotland. Christmas was not celebrated as a festival and Hogmanay was the more traditional celebration in Scotland. This may have been a result of the Protestant Reformation after which Christmas was seen as “too Papist”.”
I love that ….they are daft days indeed !
CROFTER’S BROTH AND POTATO SCONES