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Post by HeatherH » Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:12 pm

I grew up with Stovies and my bairns love it still .Potatoes , Turnip ,Carrot , and onion with corned beef .Lovely with a fresh homemade loaf and butter .
I'm off to get a turnip .Guess you all know whats for dinner . :D
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Post by rye470 » Tue Nov 28, 2006 4:58 pm

It was years since I'd had stovies but my trip home in August remedied that. I bought myself a scot's cookbook because I HAD to find a recipe for square slice (Lorne Sausage). Having found the recipe and had a decent breakfast, I had to see if they would stand up (or together at least) to simmering for stovies.

I am now a very happy bunny. Stovies are now regularly on the menu.


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Post by ASGROOMBRIDGE » Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:12 pm

Oh my whay happy day's I can smell them now my Nanny used to make them for me coming home from school. I can still taste them. Her other treat was to make home made chips and put them in a poke with a shake pf salt. Lovely

Guess what I'm off to make, stovies here I come.

Thank you for reminding me.
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Post by fmackay » Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:31 pm

Audrey
the homemade chips in a bag were one of our Saturday night "treats" aswell" Yum!

We used to have stovies made only from tatties and onions which was lovely. Wasn't until I moved down to Aberdeen that I tasted stovies made with meat/corned beef.
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Post by ASGROOMBRIDGE » Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:51 pm

Must admit ours only had potatoe and onion in them but when I made them tonight I added grated carrot, supper was bliss. :D

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Post by StewL » Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:05 am

Stovies

Oh yes I remember them well, if I recall we had them usually on the Thursday before faither was paid :) We didnt have much money but we were always fed well if not like kings, and of course the school lunch did its job too.

I remember them with potato, carrot, onion and turnips, and a vague recollection that maybe a mutton flap was in it too :?:

As a sickly wee laddie, and when I couldnt go to school. I would watch my mother make them but I was too wee to cut the vegies up with the sharp knife :D . My sister liked them but hated eating what she thought was potato only to find out it was turnip :lol: She wasnt the best lassie at eating her vegetables :lol: Over here in oz we would get them on what mother called the blin week when pay was fortnightly :lol:
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Post by dstew » Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:36 am

I was visiting my uncle & aunts house sometime back with my father and the all started about how thier uncle Bill used to make this recipe call stovies.
I had a look through a scottish recipe book my mother has got and decided to make it .The children had asked what i was making and said something your great Great unlce used to make your grandfather, what a wonderful dish to make for a sunday night dinner
It is quite nice with a few herbs and half a lime squeezed on top with a touch of mild chille
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Post by LesleyB » Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:42 am

Hi Darren
It is quite nice with a few herbs and half a lime squeezed on top with a touch of mild chille
Interesting "fusion cookery" variation there!! :lol:

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Post by Margaret » Sat Feb 10, 2007 4:17 am

Hello All
After reading through the pages about stovies i thought why I enjoy TS so much, all the memories that people talk about are just wonderful and even if you hadnt eaten stovies I bet there are folks out there that will now try them :)
Living in New Zealand as a child of scottish parents we enjoyed stovies to
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Re: Stovies

Post by LesleyB » Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:04 pm

It's definitely "stovies time of year" in Scotland just now!

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