- J. R. R. Tolkein.
Holly is a 21 year old art history student at the University of St Andrews, who finds it very strange to discuss herself in third person. She is hobbit-like in both stature and in appetite, though her collection of ornamental waistcoats is woefully lacking. She comes from a little pocket of the English countryside where people pronounce their R's with vigour, and where change comes slowly (if it comes at all). This blog is an exercise is recreating the spirit of The Shire in a small kitchen on the Scottish coast. It is an exercise is butter, double cream, and warm, homemade bread. This blog believes in a well stocked pantry & vegetables used the day you bought them. It believes in farmers markets & fruit and veg shops, but it will also concedes that clubcard points really are quite a good idea. It believes in eating what you hunger for & letting the weight fall where it may, for there will be no calorie counting here. It believes in cake. It believes in fruit. It believes in immediately thinking about your next meal once one is over, and it believes in knowing where your meat comes from. It believes in red wine. It believes in the fields and trees and rivers. It believes in leftovers, but it also believes in licking the plate clean. It believes in Sundays. It believes in wholewheat.
Mostly, this is a blog which honours the art of eating. Something that Holly is very, very good at indeed.