The Little Chartroom, Leith

Back in April, I was sitting on my sofa drooling over all the delicious food being cooked on the Great British Menu. My attention was peaked watching Roberta Hall-McCarron from The Little Chartroom work her magic. So I, on a whim booked us a table. However, such is demand for this wonderful tiny restaurant, it…

Bootleggers Bothy, Hopeman

I’ve been spending more time recently up on the Moray coast in the North-East of Scotland and have been out and about exploring the local area. A period of good weather around the longest day gave us the opportunity to try out Bootleggers Bothy at the West Beach Caravan Park in Hopeman. After a short…

BBQ Peaches with Honey Yogurt and Mint

It’s that time of year again, when we get a week or two of summer and its time to dust off the BBQ and make good use of the outdoors before packing it all away again for another long winter. I’ve been doing a bit more BBQ’ing over the last couple of summers, particularly with…

Chez Jules

Edinburgh is open for business again, and it’s great to see. Whilst I have not been brave enough to enjoy a meal outside in the chilly Scottish spring, I have been happy to see outside spaces full. Monday 17th May saw the return of inside dining with alcohol. Now without sounding like I have a…

Chocolate Easter Egg Meringue

Whilst this period of lockdowns seems never ending, it’s hard to believe a year has gone by and it’s Easter again! At least this year, depending where you are in the country, we are allowed a bit more freedom, even if it is just meeting up with family and friends who we haven’t seen in…

Millionaires Shortbread Pancake Stack

It’s pancake day tomorrow! That time of year where we over indulge on crepes and pancakes, sweet or savoury! This year I decided to take my pancake toppings up a notch and combine them with one of my favourite tray bakes – Millionaires Shortbread. This can be as easy or as difficult as you like,…

Char Sui Pork

Over the last year, during the many lockdowns we have had, I’ve tried to vary my cooking and break away from my usual ‘go to’ dishes. This is partly because I know have plenty of time to do so, but also because I was given the threat that if I didn’t start using my cookbooks,…

Tattie and Neep Waffles with Haggis

It’s Burns Night, and with it comes a feast of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties in abundance, along with a wee dram or two. Every year we are always left with too much of all three, and end up eating them for about the next three meals and it gets a bit repetitive. Recently I became…

Scottish Oatcakes

Oatcakes are a staple in this house, they are a handy little biscuit to have lying around for lunches or snack emergencies. There are so many different flavours available in the supermarket these days, both sweet and savoury, but it’s always savoury for us! They are also incredibly simple to make – basically Oats and…

Caledonian Cream

A lesser known Scottish dessert is the Caledonian Cream, a tasty mix of cream cheese, cream and marmalade on a bed of boozy oranges. Cream and booze, really whats not to like? This is tasty alternative to Cranachan, the more common Scottish dessert. Marmalade would seem to be a weird choice to mix in a…