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…

Norton House Hotel Walk

At the beginning of the year I noticed that the Norton House Hotel & Spa just on the outskirts of Edinburgh had opened up their grounds for people to come and enjoy during these lockdown times. They also have set up a little bothy selling hot drinks and hot rolls, which in the recent weather…

Archerfield House, North Berwick

For another pre-lockdown 2.0 treat, we managed to squeeze in an overnight trip to Archerfield House in Dirleton, North Berwick. I’m no stranger to Archerfield, popping in to catch up with friends for a coffee or some lunch and to visit their spa. It was great this time though to get to spend the night….

House of Gods Hotel

In early December, for a certain someone’s birthday, I booked us into the House of Gods Hotel in the Cowgate to take advantage of their ‘Locked up like I’m famous’ package which included pizza, cocktails and ‘unlimited prosecco’. I’d seen pictures on social media of the package and it looked like a lot of fun,…

Cramond Brig and Dalmeny Loop

I spotted on social media a few weeks ago the 52 Hike Challenge, it’s one of these challenges that you sign up for, get a list of potential hikes and a medal at the end for completion. The downside is that it’s based in America and therefore the hikes are not relevant and no option…