I had the privilege of being invited to Asda’s Extra Special Scotland event by my friend Tartan Spoon Blog in conjunction with Asda, Edinburgh New Town Cookery School and Morrow Communications. Continue reading
Gourmet porridge? I hear you ask, well yes, the absolutely most delicious porridge of its kind! It was my good friend Sophie over at Life with Clarity, that first mentioned Groats to me and her love for their porridge. Fortunately for me, I was then invited to Cafe Milk in Leith to try a combination of Graham’s gold full cream milk and Groats aphrodisiac porridge around Valentine’s Day and I’ve been desperate to consume their delicious porridge combinations ever since! Continue reading
Cringletie House Hotel is located near Peebles in the Scottish Borders, a mere 30 minutes drive south from Edinburgh. They house 12 unique bedrooms and a self-catering cottage with a hot tub! As we drew up to the stunning castle structure, I was mesmerised by it’s romantic turrets and impressive baronial architecture, I instantly felt like a princess. Continue reading
My Carrot, Lentil & Coriander Soup ticks all the boxes at this time of year:
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.