Pokemon Food & Drink Stops in Edinburgh

I haven’t got into the whole Pokemon Go craze that’s sweeping the world just now but I do love the fact that Edinburgh bars and restaurants are jumping in on ...

Guy Grieve & Tom Lewis Looking for Edinburgh’s Ready Steady Chef!

This looks enormous fun…..  Two of Scotland’s top food insiders have teamed up with Edinburgh Food Festival to challenge budding chefs to a cook-off in the famous Spiegeltent Palais Du Variété.   ...

Cindy’s Deep Sleep Tea – Product Review

I often have trouble sleeping – I have one of those minds that seems to like to do it’s thinking in the early hours, that, coupled with the exceptionally short ...

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I’m going back to school – MSc in Gastronomy at QMU

I am so excited to have won a funded position on Queen Margaret University’s MSc in Gastronomy! I’ve wanted to do this since it launched it 2013 so am thrilled to be starting in September. I’m also looking forward to satisfying my stationery ‘habit’ and buying some new notebooks. It’s a full-time, one year course and offers […]

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Lunch at Castle Terrace – Review

I was lucky to be invited along to a bloggers lunch at Castle Terrace Restaurant this week along with Danielle, Edinburgh Foody, Olivia, Oh! Taste and Emma Foodie Explorers. We were invited to see the changes from refurbishment earlier in the year, sample the menu and go behind the scenes. We were hosted by the Group’s (Kitchin, Castle […]

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Mark Greenaway Launches ‘Perceptions’ – a cookbook like no other!

I love Mark, his restaurant and his style of cooking, not to mention his cheeky smile and endless enthusiasm so I can’t wait for the release of his new recipe book in a couple weeks time – the promo video is bright, fun and mouthwatering, surely a taste of what’s to come. I can’t stop […]

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WIN a pair of tickets to The Royal Highland Show 2016

It’s almost that time of year again when Scotland’s ‘greatest show’ sets up shop at Ingliston and we all pray for great weather – one of my favourite days out of the year – The Royal Highland Show. As usual, it’s jam-packed full of fabulous foodie delights…. Hugely successful ‘Scotland’s Larder Live!’ returns to Royal […]

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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 time I was inside the building it was an office so I was very curious to see how it’d converted into a Bar and Eatery. […]

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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 the North and Scotland’s hottest talent Television Chef Tony Singh, calls upon passionate individuals who have an ambition to work in the food & drink […]

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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 fennel seeds when they are still green and fat and scalded them with boiling water for a sweet, grassy, anise-scented tea? Or maybe you have […]

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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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