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…

Mary Berry’s Spiced Ginger Pudding with Toffee Sauce

I love ginger, in any form and definitely in biscuit or cake form! It’s also no secret I am a bit of Mary Berry fan, so when it comes to cake and pudding it is usually her books I reach for. One of her recipes I enjoy is this spiced ginger pudding with a rich…

Cinnamon and Orange Old-Fashioned

I do love an old-fashioned, it’s my go to drink when mulling over the rest of the cocktail menu on a night out, or one to end an evening on. I have also been experimenting more over the last while with cocktails, due to the large amount of random alcohol I have found in my…

Gin and Apple Fizz

Christmas time is a time for being cosy, in front of the fire, Christmas tree lit up and lights and candles festooning the house. It’s also the time to indulge in too much food and some festive cocktails. Here is a refreshing and easy to make cocktail for those winter nights, warmed with a touch…