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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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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North Korea invents​ ‘​hangover-free​ alcohol’

This seems highly suspect to me however if anyone could invent a hangover free red wine – I’d buy shares….  A North Korean ginseng liquor can be drunk without fear of hangover, according to an article in the DPRK’s Pyongyang Times. The article claims the Taedonggang Foodstuff Factory has been improving the drink for years, […]

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WIN AN EXCLUSIVE COOKERY LESSON FOR TWO WITH SPANISH CHEF OMAR ALLIBHOY

Olive it! are giving two lucky winners the chance to bag a pair of places on an exclusive culinary masterclass with celebrated Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy. Hailed by Gordon Ramsay as the “Antonio Banderas of cooking”, he will host an exclusive hands-on cookery tuition session teaching a variety of tapas inspired recipes using everyone’s favourite […]

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A Food Diary from Stobo Castle

When I booked a couple of nights stay at Stobo Castle over the Festive Period, I hadn’t realised that all the meals are included in the room price (as well as the use of the spa facilities, which makes this a very good deal btw), in fact I hadn’t really thought too much about the […]

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Lunch at Field Restaurant

I’ve heard nothing but good things about Field Restaurant since it opened in West Nicholson Street almost 3 years ago so when my boss ‘Dave’ offered to take me out for an end of year lunch I thought I’d take the opportunity to try it out. (I’ve only got two food pics as we chose […]

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