A Day to Savour at Summerhall


The Summerhall arts space, in the old Dick Vet, has established itself as an absolute gem of a place, playing host to all manner of intriguing events, exhibitions and shows. The middle Sunday of June saw it transformed into a food-lovers paradise called Savour, a festival of food arranged across…

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Visit the Royal Highland Show

Scottish Cafe Garden

 20th to 23rd June, 2013 I love visiting an agricultural show, especially as I am a country girl at heart. It’s fascinating to dip into farming life for the day. The time worn phrase “There’s something for everyone.” is true at the Royal Highland Show –  Edinburgh’s annual Scottish extravaganza.

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A feast of foraging

John using carrageenan to set pannacotta

John and Miles are at Edinburgh Science Festival on March 31, 2013 How many of us actually eat wild plants these days? Picking blackberries, elderflowers and  elderberries, sloes and wild garlic are all popular finds for me. Much as we like the idea of mushroom picking, that’s fraught with problems.…

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Naked Wines Tasting

Don't they make a lovely couple?

I will either disappoint or re-assure but this is not a post about when I tasted wine naked. It is about when I went to a Naked Wines tasting and road show. I’m a Naked Wines angel which means that I give the wine seller Naked Wines some money every month. The money…

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