True Highlands Blog
There are many places in Scotland that would lay claim to being its foodie capital, in truth there are Michelin starred restaurants to be found all over the country and fresh produce available in even the smallest of villages. With such a wide variety of choice what is a holidaying foodie to do? A new food trail launching this summer has the answer and at the same time will attempt to establish Mull and Iona as Scotland’s new culinary hotspot.
The name “Bridie” has two possible origins. One is that the name comes from Maggie Bridie of Glamis who sold them at Buttermarket and the other is that the horseshoe shape made them lucky to serve at weddings and took the name from the bride.
This time of year, even though the cutting winds may still rage in the Highlands, there are tasty greens and flowers to be foraged. I like to pair the first picked greens of the year (often from the greenhouse) with edible blossoms and wonderful creamy lobster meat.