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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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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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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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Drygate Brewery – Craft Beer Rising Event

I’m not a beer drinker but this was too good an opportunity to let pass so instead I sent along Matt, colleague and beer afficioniado in his own right. It looks like he had a great day, here’s how he got on….   Matt Robinson is the Design Director at Tayburn and has rebranded Black Wolf, Bill’s […]

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Osteria Del Tempo Perso – Review (Guest Blog)

It’s fair to say that I get a LOT of lovely invitations to food & drink events – sadly living out of town now I find it hard to make many of them. This is a place I’ve wanted to try for a while (the name roughly translates as ‘lost time eatery’ so I sent […]

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Cuckoos Bakery open 2nd Edinburgh Shop in Bruntsfield

Hmmmmmmm cake! A wee press release for all Edinburgh cake lovers! Cuckoo’s Bakery opened its second Edinburgh shop, in Bruntsfield last weekend.  This follows on from the success of its first cake shop and tea room in Dundas Street, which opened in 2011. The Bruntsfield cake shop will specialise in layer cakes, as well as offering Cuckoo’s […]

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The Sun Inn’s Seafood Festival 27th April-2nd May

I’ve hard lots of great reports about the food at the Sun Inn and bizarrely it’s not that far from where I now live so think this could be the perfect excuse for me to go and try it out for myself!    The festival was first launched two years ago after Chef owner Ian Minto went on […]

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Full Moon Dinner at The Secret Herb Garden

I was lucky enough to be surprised with one of these amazing dinners at the weekend as an early birthday present – I can’t recommend this highly enough as a foodie treat with a difference. I’ve been a fan of the Secret Herb Garden since it opened last year, it’s a very special place with a […]

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