What on earth is going on with our veggies…..?

We seem to have been growing mandrakes instead of parsnips and carrots – I can only surmise that our soil is too hard for them – makes them a nightmare ...

The Horseshoe Restaurant, Eddleston – it’s the little things!

I’ve often heard from ‘Science’, and friends who live in our neck of the woods, how lovely the food is at The Horseshoe at Eddleston (nr Peebles), so, when I ...

Asparagus Gin? This Sounds Fantastic….

I get a lot of press releases each day but this one really stood out – totally planning on trying this…  BRITAIN’S FIRST EVER LONDON DRY GIN MADE WITH BRITISH ...

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The Printing Press on George Street – New Edinburgh Restaurant

This looks like my kind of place, sadly I won’t be able to make the launch but will be sure to try it out in due course! This week sees the opening of new Edinburgh Restaurant, The Printing Press (Thursday, 22 October). Situated 21-25 George Street the name alludes to the literary heritage of the address […]

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Competition – Win FREE Tickets To The Cake & Bake Show In Edinburgh

Bakers and foodies of Scotland, rejoice! The Cake & Bake Show is coming to Edinburgh between Friday 30th October and Sunday 1st November! The Royal Highland Centre is playing host to three days of baking bliss, with appearances from a whole host of celebrity experts including MasterChef co-presenter Gregg Wallace and chef Rosemary Shrager as […]

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BBQ and a cocktail at Hotel Du Vin

I was gutted that I couldn’t make this event a few weeks back – sadly I had to be on duty at one of my own, but luckily Catriona and Graeme were happy to step into the breach once more. Probably just as well – a bbq running out of meat wouldn’t have made for a […]

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Sandy’s Home Grown Pasta Sauce

The garden has been ‘difficult’ this year with the excess of rain and cold temperature. Some things like the rhubarb, strawberries, carrots and parsnips are all doing great but things like radishes, mizuna, spinach and rocket just haven’t been any where near as good as last year. Because the weather had been so bad we […]

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Nettle Beer (very easy recipe)

I’ve been wanting to try out this nettle beer recipe for a few years now – and just somehow never managed to get my arse in gear to do it. I’ve just bottled up some homemade elderflower champagne so now that my fermenting bucket is free again I decided to go get cracking with this […]

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An evening with Heverlee’s Master Brewer Joris Brams

Another lovely beer event invitation that would’ve been wasted on me – so I sent along my colleague Matt, who is far more qualified in this area and this is how he got on…. Matt Robinson is the Design Director at Tayburn and has rebranded Black Wolf, Bill’s Beer and even taken his own real ale to […]

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Whisky Films & Whisky Ice Cream at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Maple Bacon Crunch ice cream? gutted I can’t make the launch party – if only to try this – it sounds AMAZING!  Some fantastic films too…. Also great news, if you’re not a member of The Whisky Society – the doors are now being opened to the public, permanently… The Scotch Malt Whisky Society launches […]

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Treat Food & Drink Festival at Edinburgh College – May 28th

Edinburgh College will open its larder and put on a feast for the city and surrounding communities at its second annual Treat food and drink festival on Thursday 28 May. Treat is a celebration of the talents of the college’s hospitality students, who will show their skills and give guests the chance to sample their […]

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Edinburgh’s George Bar & Grill (Guest review)

A huge thanks to Llara for taking the time to review the George Street Bar & Grill for me – that tarte tatin looks sooo good!           Llara can also be found on twitter and instagram. Here’s how she got on…. As a (somewhat lapsed) blogger, avid instagrammer and self-confessed glutton, […]

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Signet Library reopens offering Afternoon Tea with it’s own Tea Sommelier

Visiting the Pommery Champagne pop up bar is a must for me in August, it’s always been a stunning venue so I can’t wait to see it now! Heritage Portfolio always do a fantastic job so am sure this new Afternoon Tea offering will be a real treat. Edinburgh’s historic Signet Library will throw open […]

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