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 ...


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 ...

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 ...

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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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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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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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120 Volunteer Whisky Tasters Wanted For Secretive Scientific Experiment

Sample rare whiskies and take a personality test on Wednesday 16 December How would you like to sample rare whiskies and learn something about your self all in the name of scientific research? 120 volunteer whisky tasters are required to be guinea pigs at a secretive scientific research experiment in Edinburgh on Wednesday 16th December. […]

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Delicious & Easy Pheasant Casserole Recipe

I was sent this recipe by a friend last year (thanks Fiona), it sounds slightly odd with the bread but it’s amazing – I cooked it several times during last year’s shooting season and now I’ve got some more pheasants, I’ll be making it again this weekend. Now it’s time to see if I can […]

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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 to clean and peel but at least they’re tasty! At least our Maris Piper potatoes have come out great! Definitely one to try again next […]

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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 received an invitation to try it out for myself with a 6 course tasting menu matched with Argentinian wines (my favourite) in the private dining […]

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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 ASPARAGUS TO GO ON SALE THIS WEEK Enjoy British Asparagus out of season in the form of a new limited edition gin from Portobello Road […]

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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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