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The Third Plate – an inspirational & engaging foodie read!

This book was so inspirational that I had to share. It’s a really easy read and anyone with an interest in cooking, eating or growing food will find it a delight.   The author, Dan Barber, is a well known American chef with a restaurant on his farm and education centre in the hills outside New […]

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Cocktails & Dinner at La Petite Mort

Any restaurant that names itself after the French phrase for an orgasm has to be pretty confident in it’s offering so when La Petite Mort asked me to come along and try their porthole cocktails and have dinner they didn’t need to ask twice. Tucked away around the corner from the Kings Theatre and adjoining […]

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Top Burger Restaurants in Edinburgh

The folks at Quartermile luxury apartments have been checking out the best burger bars in town for this guest post – I have to say I agree with the ones I’ve tried and the others look great too!  Top Burger Bars In Edinburgh Sometimes when hunger strikes, there is nothing you want more than a […]

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Anniversary Lunch at Craig Millar @ 16 The West End

After 48 hours of feasting in Fife courtesy of the Fife Tourism Board (more on those foodie adventures to follow) you might’ve thought that would’ve been enough, but then maybe not, my constitution has long been a source of amazement to others. There was actually an occasion to be celebrated, our first wedding anniversary, so […]

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WIN with Prosciutto di San Daniele & Grana Padano

The lovely people at San Daniele & Grana Padano kindly sent us a wee hamper with some samples and a cheese knife – I’ve often bought Grana Padano – I like to use it in my cooking – but never (knowingly) tried the Prosciutto before – it was really good too – so soft, unlike […]

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Experiencing A Great British Menu at Osso

After watching local Peebles-based Chef Ally McGrath on Great British Menu last week we decided to treat ourselves to a visit at the weekend to try out his competition dishes which they are currently serving on the menu. The dishes are right up our street and we ended up having one of the best meals we’ve had […]

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A Gourmet Steam Train Journey To Tweedbank

Scotrail are currently running The Royal Scot steam train along the Borders Railway from Edinburgh Waverley to Galashiels and Tweedbank every Sunday between 7th August and 25th September and they kindly invited me along to try out the service. And my, what a wonderful trip it turned out to be… We were booked on the 16.46 […]

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Hendrick’s Gin Bus Tour – A Gloriously Quirky Festival ‘MUST’

Last night we took a trip on HERBERT – Hendrick’s Extraordinary Roving Bus of Exceptionally Refined Travel courtesy of Hendrick’s Ministry of Marginally Superior Transport. I wasn’t really sure what to expect but the invitation piqued my curiosity and oh my, what a brilliant experience. We met at Bramble for a cheeky H&T (Hendrick’s & Tonic) before […]

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Lunch at Rhubarb, Prestonfield House

We were lucky enough to get a voucher for a champagne lunch at Rhubarb when we got married last year so decided it was about time we put it to use. I’d only ever been to Prestonfield for events in The Stables before so it was a real treat to finally get to try out […]

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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 days just now, means that at this time of year in particular, I can be quite exhausted. I’ve tried many different sleep remedies including special […]

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