Hawick Balls, boiled sweets from the Scottish Borders.
Photograph: Alamy Boiling in the Borders The beautiful Scottish Borders, all rolling hills and ruined abbeys, are nowt without a boiled sweet to suck. Hawick Balls are wee pepperminty wonders.
Soor Plooms, from Galashiels, is also the town motto. Jethart Snails, from Jedburgh, are mints derived from a recipe said to have been brought to Scotland by French prisoners during the Napoleonic wars.
Brookhaven sex xxx com If you have any teeth left, try Berwick Cockles or Melrose Toffee. Sweeties should be eaten from a paper poke and bought, if possible, by the quarter-pound; the metric system has its place, but that place is not the Borders.
A bridie, the characteristic food of the area, is a half-moon of shortcrust pastry filled Lady want casual sex Carmichael minced beef and sometimes onions. Both bakers are Victorian institutions.
The preference in bridie is passed from father to son, mother to daughter, loyalty intensifying with each new generation. Forfarians, however, seem united in their belief that Mature women Mississippi made in nearby Arbroath are inedible, though the fish suppers — they will admit, grudgingly — are all right.