Macdonald Houston House Hotel | Tuggy Tucks In

I’d organised an afternoon tea for my mum and I to enjoy. However sometimes the difficulty is finding a place that does afternoon tea for those who are coeliac. Luckily The Macdonald Houston House do cater for those who are gluten intolerant and I couldn’t wait to treat my mum. Continue reading

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Pumpkin Soup | Tuggy Tucks In

It’s that time of year again when pumpkins are in season. We only get a short window in the UK to which to use the bright orange fruit from the squash family. However, unlike little brother, butternut squash, pumpkin is often seen as a gimmick for carving into jack-o-lanterns for Halloween. When I lived in New Zealand, they were nuts about pumpkin soup and they even sell it by the tin like we do with tomato soup. With us Brits jumping on the bandwagon of picking our own pumpkin at pumpkin patches (check out Arnprior Farm, famous for being Scotland’s first premier pumpkin farm) like the Americans, there’s really every excuse to get cooking with our favourite October seasonal fruit. This autumn, I’m here to tell you how to turn your pumpkin purchase into a delicious pumpkin soup.

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The Radhuni | Tuggy Tucks In

I can’t resist a good Indian meal, the starters alone are enough to tempt me. The Radhuni is a family-friendly Bangladeshi restaurant, a recent winner at the Scottish Curry Awards, they are located in the Loanhead area on the outskirts of Edinburgh. The restaurant is local to my friend’s house so it was the perfect place to meet for a mid-week catch up.

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Black Pig & Oyster | Tuggy Tucks In

Have you ever tried Iberian Black Pig? If you have then you’re in luck as the Black Pig & Oyster situated on Leith’s Commercial Street, just a stone’s throw away from The Shore, is specialising in the serving of this succulent meat. If you’ve never tried it (like me), boy you’re in for a treat.

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MONO | Tuggy Tucks In

MONO is a dining experience not to be missed, with luxe yet cosy interiors, from the minute I walked in the door I was made to feel important by their attentive team.  Continue reading

Carbonara | Tuggy Tucks In

Spaghetti carbonara is my ultimate, absolute favourite food in the world! My way is by no means the traditional Italian way to make it, but it’s how I like it best. Continue reading

Four Pillars Gin | Tuggy Tucks In

My boyfriend and I are currently travelling Australia and stumbled upon Four Pillars Gin on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Healesville, in Victoria’s Yarra Valley, where the distillery is located, is traditionally wine country. Approximately an hour’s drive from Melbourne, it’s definitely worth a visit.

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