Loving Food!

Over the last six months there appears to have been a shift in the food choices available in Stirling.  I have often mentioned before about how dull Stirling is for good quality food and the limited choice, especially in terms of quick lunch snacks, with the supermarkets often being the only ‘decent’ option for a…

The Coffee Bothy,Deanston Distillery

Always on the look out for new places to eat near our office, Stuart and I took a quick trip up to Deanston Distillery, a mere 15 minutes away, to grab a bite to eat at The Coffee Bothy. Deanston Distillery’s claim to fame is that the film ‘The Angels Share’ centres around some precious…

The Red Onion, Glasgow

Last month we were through in Glasgow and I put out on Twitter did anyone have any recommendations for places to eat.  I got several replies saying I had to try the Red Onion;  so we did. The Red Onion is a little neighbourhood bistro just off Bath Street, so still pretty central.  We arrived…

Cafe Blue Bear

Earlier this week I arranged to meet a couple of friends for brunch today.  One of them suggested Cafe Blue Bear, a new cafe which has been open for about 6 weeks in Canonmills, which I have been trying to try out since then!  One thing I hadn’t planned on was the massive hangover that…

The Inn at Torbrex

Back in December, my Father-in-law introduced us to The Inn at Torbrex, a new bar / restaurant tucked away in the Torbrex area of Stirling (luckily Stuart’s an ex-local so knows where he is going!). A few weeks ago when it was quite rainy and miserable, we decided to cheer ourselves up by getting out…

Rick Stein’s, The Seafood Restaurant

A very late post about where we ate on our road trip last summer!!  One of the main reasons we choose Padstow as our location in Cornwall was because of Rick Steins The Seafood Restaurant. I do like Rick and his fishy dishes and I thought I’d seize this opportunity to go there! Unfortunately we…

Lake of Menteith

The day after boxing day we took Mum and Dad out for a little drive.  We headed out of Edinburgh, across the Forth Road Bridge and followed the river all the way to Stirling, then up on towards Callender and ended up at the Lake of Menteith We decided to have a spot of lunch…

We Heart Cake

Oh yes we do. I have often moaned about the lack of cake shops in Stirling (where I work).  It has its fair share of Greggs etc, but not a real proper homemade cake shop, and sometimes you just need big wack of something tasty and homemade. It would now seem my cake prayers have…

Eat Street

During the summer I managed to be down in London a couple of times and was able to treat myself to the delights of Eat Street, a Street Food initiative run by Petra Barran and based at Kings Boulevard, up beside Kings Cross Station The principle is simple every day a collection (usually between 3…

Cake in the Country

Today myself and seven other cake ladies ventured out of Edinburgh for the first Edinburgh Cake Ladies Road Trip to Cammerlaws Farm for fellow cake lady Pam and her mum’s first ‘pop up’ Afternoon Tea. We left Edinburgh behind with the perfect road trip mix tape of 80’s and 90’s tunes (with a spot of…