Badger & Co – Restaurant Review

I was invited to go and try out Edinburgh’s, recently opened, Badger & Co and I’d been hearing great things so was very happy to oblige! Not to mention the last ...

Tony Singh Is Looking For Budding Chefs To Mentor

SCOTTISH CHEF OF THE YEAR, TONY SINGH, CALLS UPON AMIBITIOUS CHEFS The award-winning chef launches the TransPennine Express ‘Where Next Project’ – a unique mentorship scheme to select and nurture ...

Petal, Leaf, Seed – Recipe Book Review

Have you ever infused a fig leaf in custard and had it’s coconut and elderflower scent waft up to you on clouds of milky steam? or picked a handful of ...

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A Private Chef at Home – What A Brilliant Experience!

Q. Nadine, would you be interested in hosting a dinner party in your own home for 8 people, where we’ll send a chef round to cook for you, at no cost or inconvenience to yourself? A. Erm, well let me think about that for a nanosecond… I love to host dinner parties and really enjoy […]

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75 Volunteer Whisky Tasters Wanted By The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Another one for all you whisky lovers, I know those that got on to the last one of these had a good time!!!VOLUNTEER WHISKY TASTERS WANTED FOR SECRETIVE ‘PROJECT FLAVOUR BEHAVIOUR’ EXPERIMENT The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is looking for volunteers to take personality test and sample rare whiskies How would you like to sample […]

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Rhubarb & Ginger Jam Recipe

Rhubarb is one of our best growers in the garden (being an arctic plant the hard frosts we get in the hills keep it very happy) and I’ve spent a lot of time refining this recipe but I’m finally happy with it. I often make up a half batch (just 2 jars) if I have […]

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A 5-course Sensory Dining Experience with Nespresso

Last week myself and group of local foodie bloggers were invited to the intriguing sounding sensory dining experience being hosted by Nespreso and Currys in the private dining room at G&V (formerly Missoni). I love coffee (Nespresso especially – anyone who knows me will know what my favourite bit of kitchen kit is just now) […]

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Crops in Pots – Book Review

I was sent a review copy of Crops In Pots – 50 cool containers planted with fruit, vegetables and herbs by Bob Purnell which is being published this month. It sounded right up my street as I’m currently planning my veggies for this year and it didn’t disappoint. I’d never thought of combining edibles with […]

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WIN one of 3 pairs of tickets to Great Grog’s Edinburgh Bottled Beer Festival

Great Grog’s Spring Beer Festival is back so for all you bottled beer lovers out there, get the afternoon of Saturday 2nd April in your diary! With 100 different beers to try and many of the brewers there to chat to, what’s not to love! More information and tickets here OR, you can enter our free […]

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Edible Insects – the Latest Health Food…

Using insects as a sustainable source of high-quality protein is an increasingly hot topic and with an astonishing number of new businesses starting to exploit this emerging market, it’s something I’ve been wanting to explore (even more so since getting my hands on this old South African cook book with bug recipes galore).  So, when the lovely […]

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New Cake Parlour Opening in Stockbridge tomorrow – Liggy’s Cakes

Liggy’s cakes are beautiful, I used to pass by her William Street shop often and gaze longingly at them even though I don’t have a sweet tooth. Delighted to see her opening in Stockbridge. And although I won’t be at the launch party tomorrow evening, I’m sure Nikki and her friend will have a cake […]

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Burns Supper at The Printing Press

You’ll probably not be surprised to hear that I got myself a whole heap of Burns Suppers (inadvertently) arranged this year – four in total, two of them on the same day – the 25th January, the traditional day for celebrating Scotland’s National Bard Robert “Rabbie’ Burns. Thankfully however, as guests of The Printing Press […]

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New Gin Tourist Trail Launched in Scotland

Whisky Trails have proven very successful in Scotland and with the phenomenal rise in popularity of Gin over recent years it’s probably no real surprise that the WSTA (Wine and Spirit Trade Association) have launched a new tourist trail promoting 12 Scottish Gin Distilleries. With 70% of the UK’s gin produced in Scotland we’re certainly well […]

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