We love sous vide cooking

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You might remember that Mr EF built his own sous vide machine and provided instructions last March – can it really be that long ago? Here’s a long overdue report on how we’ve got on.  We have to say: “We love sous vide cooking” So we thought we’d share our…

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But what if I’m vegan? Eating out in Edinburgh

Jerusalem artichoke pie with roast vegetables and beans. Lovely!

We recently received an email about where to eat in Edinburgh if you were vegan from a couple who were coming over from Dubai for a long weekend. I’ve posted on vegetarian restaurants before, but had to have another look at my records to come with good vegan suggestions. As…

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Pasta and tabbouleh – Eating is dull when you can’t cook

Carbonara made with spinach pasta - colourful and tasty.

One day I saw this in my Twitter stream: I think I might be the opposite of a foody. I can’t cook, and I can’t afford good [food]. I live off couscous, beans or pasta. Every night 🙁 I couldn’t see the reason for a frownie. These are all versatile…

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Being cooked for is bliss

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I love Saturdays. Not just because it is the weekend, but because Mr E F cooks for me. We go to the fish shop (Eddie’s Seafood) and choose something fresh and delicious and that’s all the input I have to make. Mr E F’s criteria for a good recipe is…

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Sunday afternoon – it’s all about (cup)cakes

Sometimes a pink cupcake is all you can manage.

On a Sunday afternoon, I go for coffee. Not every Sunday, but most. Coffee and cake, to be truthful: the cake is very important. Recently, I’ve been eating cup cakes but there are other places for cake and joy in Edinburgh. When you’re up for something a little more normal in size, there are…

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Scottish Food Fortnight: Graham’s Dairies

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Most of the producers we’ve met so far have been in the small and perfectly formed category. So as part of our focus on Scottish Food Fortnight we were very pleased to have the opportunity to catch up with Carol Graham, Marketing Manager at Scotland’s largest independent milk producer, Graham’s…

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Cook and share like the Italians do, with Galbani®

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Sponsored post This competition has now closed You can win this luxury cooking kit with Galbani! We’re really excited to offer one of our readers this wonderful prize. Last updated by Bread Baker Danielle at February 16, 2013.

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Scottish Food Fortnight: Eat Scottish

The unique Edinburgh Foody Toast Beer

The Scottish Food Fortnight two weeks each September provides an ideal opportunity to sing and dance about our wonderful produce – ok, well cook and eat it at least. In this post: A fitting conclusion to the 2011 Scottish Food Fortnight Recipes from Tom Kitchin and Mattia Camarani to inspire…

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Mess and bliss – the art of poaching eggs

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White and yielding on the outside, deep yellow and runny on the inside. A poached egg is a thing of beauty. Unfortunately, most of my egg  poaching experiments have ended badly so I get most of my poached eggs from  cafes or restaurants. The very first time I tried to…

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St Fillans, Loch Earn: escape from the city

Four Seasons Hotel Loch Earn

I am sitting with Chef Peter Woods in the lovely modern lounge of the Four Seasons Hotel, St Fillans, Perthshire (the Hotel Inspector Alex Polizzi would definitely approve approve). We are discussing his passion for smoking salmon which could just be bordering on obsession. Peter has a purpose built smokehouse…

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