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When You Can't Travel, Bring a Taste of Travel to You!

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As most of my wandering has pretty much come to a screeching halt ever since this wretched pandemic started, I decided that if I couldn't go to the UK again until WHO knows when, I would try to bring some of the UK to me. To that end I have tried baking numerous batches of scones and even attempted Cornish pasties, all while drinking more cups of tea than the Queen could crook her pinky at!  On my latest international trip to the kitchen, I decided to try my hand at Leek & Tattie Soup, a dish that I originally had at Edinburgh's Old Bell Inn  on my first visit to Scotland in 2015. Located just around the corner from the Sherwood Guest House - our accommodations during our time in Edinburgh - the Old Bell was my first real UK dining experience. Well ... that's if you don't count the late-night sandwiches, salads and can of Irn-Bru from the nearby Tesco we'd had the night before after climbing Arthur's Seat !  A friendly, cozy, traditional Scottish pub loc