Hemp Pancakes & Home – May 26 & 27, 2022

Day 20 In the morning, I had to take my COVID-19 test for the flight home. There were some glitches with the proctoring service, but I got a negative result. It was a huge relief. Rowett Institute The Rowett presentation was full of interesting research, focused on nutrition. We also got a tour of their… Continue reading Hemp Pancakes & Home – May 26 & 27, 2022

Whisky & Coos – May 25, 2022

Day 19 Cardhu Distillery The tour of the distillery was very cool. We learned about the history of this location, the distilling process, the quality controls, and how they can tweak the product so it has the desired flavor profile (fruity). Cardhu is one of the four distilleries in the Johnny Walker brand, though it’s… Continue reading Whisky & Coos – May 25, 2022

Loch & Cheese – May 24, 2022

Day 18 I think that after Glen Coe and Skye I had picture-taking fatigue. On this day, I did more listening and learning (and tasting of cheese!) One picture I did get on the way from Inverness to Aberdeen was of the pine trees as we drove through Cairngorms National Park. It reminded me a little… Continue reading Loch & Cheese – May 24, 2022

SCOBY – May 21, 2022

Day 15 Edinburgh Fermentarium Our visit to Edinburgh Fermentarium was so much fun. The owner was friendly and knowledgeable. She had a bunch of kombucha and sauerkraut samples for us to try. We even got to taste the SCOBY, which stands for symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. It wasn’t bad, though the gummy texture… Continue reading SCOBY – May 21, 2022

Arthur’s Seat – May 20, 2022

Day 14 Arthur’s Seat The amazing thing about Arthur’s Seat is how short a walk it is from the middle of the city. The yellow gorse stands out from the green grass. We took a long gradual walk around, followed by the short, steep scramble up to the top. The nice thing about Arthur’s Seat… Continue reading Arthur’s Seat – May 20, 2022

My Return to Edinburgh – May 18 & 19, 2022

Day 12 Train from London to Edinburgh Ever since I first visited Edinburgh on business in 2008, I have said that it is one of my favorite places on Earth. As we boarded the train, I wondered if it would live up to my memory. This was not a particularly eventful day, but I got… Continue reading My Return to Edinburgh – May 18 & 19, 2022