Archive for May, 2010

Sumptuous stuffed beef rolls

Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Yield: 4

Italian cooking is without doubt my favourite form of cuisine, so much so, that I sometimes wonder whether way back in the deep, dark past of the McFarlane Clan, there might be some Italian ancestry.

The Romans after all, came from the Italian peninsular way back in 40AD and left such legacies as Hadrian’s Wall and the Antonine Wall amongst other monumental constructions.

But it was the drought induced famine in Italy in the 1890’s that resulted in substantial immigration, when thousands of Italians sought a better life in Scotland.

Who knows how many of them found their way to Arrochar, between Loch Lomond and Loch Long, the ancestral lands of the McFarlane Clan, and became integrated into the Clan through marriage? Read more…

Categories: Food, Wine