Living in Edinburgh is fantastic, a city steeped in history and glorious architecture, but sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and unwind in the Scottish countryside, so that’s what I did this weekend past.
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 →
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.
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.
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.