I’ve been wanting to write this post for ages now but as I’ve been busy, like most on the run up to Christmas Day, I’m only getting round to it now and I’ve not even iced my own personal Christmas cake yet! Anyhow, here’s how to make the perfect Christmas cake even last minute on Christmas Eve!
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.
Having been in Australia the past year, I missed the opening of many a high profile London chain restaurant at Edinburgh’s St Andrew’s Square and one thing I kept hearing about again and again was Indian restaurant Dishoom and their bacon naans! Continue reading →
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.