Cook’s notes: dark chocolate to lift your spirits

Cooking with dark chocolate: lush.

Making the most of a simple dark chocolate bar – having time for reflection in these very difficult times of isolation my thoughts strayed to childhood memories of ‘a bar of dark chocolate’ (Bournville to be precise). Last updated by Maureen Clark at May 5, 2020.

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9 Edinburgh restaurants and catering firms that now deliver

Wild garlic and asparagus risotto from La Garrigue (in the distance you can see the cassoulet I had).

The restaurants listed here are ones that don’t also offer produce. There are more restaurants out there that deliver and we will update this list as we come across them. Meanwhile, here are nine brave restaurants that have adjusted to the current situation and work hard to keep us culinarily entertained…

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7 Local Veg Box Delivery Services

Vegetable selection from a local delivery

**Updated 19th April** Please see “*” below for new information. Veg box deliveries from wholesalers, restaurateurs and farm shops help to support local, independent businesses and the restaurant supply chain. They can also ease pressure on supermarkets, and may offer the bonus of treating yourself to fresh pastries or a…

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Cook’s notes: power-packed eggs

Eggs: healthy and versatile one of your basics

The not-so-humble egg is the perfect food, and even comes in it’s own packaging for easy transport! It has always been important to boost your immune system to fight infection and disease, and never more so than in these worrying times with the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. If there was a single food…

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Peanut butter biscuits – baking and eating to soothe the soul

When I put dollops of mixture on baking sheets, I wasn't sure what would come out. These have perfect shape, texture and flavour.

In these uncertain and stressful times, cooking is helpful. It keeps you busy inside and gives you delicious things to eat. We were already cooking most of our food from scratch but have extended that habit to treats like biscuits and cake. It keeps us out of trouble and off the…

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Edinburgh Uncorked – new wine fair reveals great wines at great prices

A new summer wine fair, Edinburgh Uncorked promises great wines at great prices

A new wine fair, Edinburgh Uncorked, brought to us by Diana Thompson of Wine Events Scotland (the lady behind Fizz Feast) is set to arrive in Edinburgh for the first time on Saturday, 30 May. Last updated by Kerry Teakle at February 23, 2020.

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Kora – the Mediterranean Feast comes to Edinburgh in May

Love mediterranean food and produce? I do. On a dreich Edinburgh Tuesday with 89% chance of rain I welcome anything that evokes the scent of sun-warmed sandstone, eucalyptus, lavender and a salty sea breeze. Lucky for me, a Mediterranean feast is coming to Edinburgh this year. Last updated by Caroline…

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Hey Palu – an Italian drinkery on Bread Street

Cocktail flight: what a glorious idea!

It’s a pretty rare thing that the Edinburgh Foody team gets together but this week we managed to find a date. Amy, Kerry, Maureen and I met up at Hey Palu, the Italian bar on Bread Street. It’s true: we don’t just eat, we also drink. Last updated by Caroline…

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Cook’s notes: grow yourself healthy with a garden allotment

Chard, red pepper and orange: tangy and full of vitamins and iron.

Growing your own vegetables and fruit is one of the healthiest pastimes in every way, for both mental relaxation as well as physical health, not to mention all the bracing fresh air! When working in the garden, your mind simply concentrates on nature. In this day and age when we…

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Calm Coffee – caffeine and CBD? That I’d like to try

Calm's lattes and ground coffee contain CBD, if that's your thing.

Every now and then, we’re offered products to review. Over the last couple of years, we’ve had a few offers for CBD products, from chews to beauty products. I’ve not accepted any of them because I’m not particularly interested in CBD (and we do food, not supplements). Then I was…

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