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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tasting Home – Coming of Age in the Kitchen – Book Review

When I downloaded this book (it was Free for a limited time on Amazon recently), I had no idea how fantastic a read it was going to be! Not only did I finish it in less than 24 hours but I’ve now been inspired to reach for my Escoffier and Larousse (there were a lot of French […]

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Dinner’s ON! Inspirational ‘Foodies’ – Barry Lewis

I was recently intro’d to Barry – and you can’t fail to be inspired by his story – it’s well worth sharing and a wonderful encouragement to all ‘foodies’ who have dreams of making a career out of it.  Barry set-up MyVirginKitchen in 2010 and made videos of himself cooking recipes in the evenings and shared them on YouTube – every recipe […]

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A romantic meal at the Stockbridge Restaurant

The Stockbridge Restaurant has long been on my ‘list’ so when I was asked to do a review on a romantic restaurant in Edinburgh in partnership with www.match.com it seemed like the perfect opportunity.   Nestling in a St Stephen Street basement,  the entrance has been cleverly designed to draw you in with plants and […]

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