SCOTTISH CELEB Carol Smillie has been visiting butchers and farmers in Perthshire and Fife to help promote a new charity cookbook highlighting the value of friends and families making time to prepare good quality meals.
Written by Margaret Shanks, whose pen name was Gretchen when she wrote a weekly household column for The Scottish Farmer. This extract is taken from around 1910. And gives a hilarious account of trying to catch the yards strutting cockerel to get him in the pot. Not as easy as it sounds! (The brown eyes and blue eyes are references to the children at the farm).
Below are the winners of the QMS mother's day competition, with the winners each receiving the new QMS Red Meat Cook Book, and a branded apron. Congratulations to all the winners, and your prizes should be winging its way to you soon.