Puff Pastry Delights

I had such great plans for this weekend, starting firstly with getting the Christmas shopping kicked off! I had to work Saturday morning, which went on longer than planned, then the weather (which was sunny and windy) took a turn to wet and very windy.  The appeal of trudging around busy, festively decorated shops waned …

Autumn Days

Today was yet another lovely autumnal day in Edinburgh, though not as chilly as you would expect for November. Since for the first time in a few weeks I haven't been ill or working I decided that we needed to get out an enjoy this beautiful day! We moved last year to beside the botanic …

Its…..Tapas Time!

This afternoon, after a walk through a sunny but chilly town we popped into Cafe Andaluz on George Street for some tapas and rioja.  Its now winter time and winter time is red wine time! This is one of our favourite places on George Street, it has a great atmosphere and the food is always …

Spooky Treats!

This is coming a bit late but I have eventually got round to uploading up photos onto my PC. I had wanted to bake something spooky and festive for Halloween and I also wanted to make a recipe that I found on the blog of Jason White who was on the Great British Bake off, …

Our daily bread

I do love fresh homemade bread and having made some lovely soup I thought what I needed with it was some fresh bread, straight from the oven…and that's exactly what I did! I used a recipe from the latest Great British Bake Off Cook Book for ‘The Perfect White Loaf. It was pretty straightforward to …

Run Forest Run

I know that this blog is mainly about things I love, but I have signed up to a 5K Run – yes a run –something very much on the ‘Things I don't love’ list. I need to get fit and get moving, so I decided to enter the Edinburgh Great Winter Run.  Not only do …

That’s Amore!!

After a rather lazy start this morning we decided to take a trip into town and treat ourselves to lunch somewhere. We quite often do this and have our favourite spots, though today we decided we needed to try somewhere different.  We eventually decided on Amore Dogs on Hanover Street, having been to it’s sister …