Cotton or China?

A little thing Stuart and I started on our 1st Wedding Anniversary was to buy each other a novelty gift relating to the traditional (or in some cases modern) items that are said to be for each anniversary.  For our 1st Anniversary the ‘theme’ was paper.  Stuart bought me notebooks, somewhere for me to continue…

Two Years ago since…

….Stuart and I finally tied the knot! It only took us 7 years!  We had a wonderful day  with friends and family around us to help us celebrate.  We got married back in my home town of Belfast, it was a cold, snowy but sunny day – we even had photos taken on beach! Our…

Earthy Foods

Today we ventured out of the North side of Edinburgh and made the trip across town to the South Side…. which really isn’t that big a journey, its just we never go there! One of the reasons we went was to visit Earthy Foods on Ratcliffe Terrace, we have read reviews and articles about it…

A Celebration of Burns

‎”Some hae meat and canna eat,And some wad eat that want it,But we hae meat and we can eat,And sae the Lord be thankit.”― Robert Burns Its Burns Night here in Scotland, where we celebrate the poetry of Rabbie Burns with some Haggis, Neeps and Tatties, all washed down with a wee dram of Whisky…

Joli Nice

After trading my battered old iPhone in for a new flashy iPhone 4S I thought it was probably about time I got a cover and looked after this one properly.  I wanted something a bit different and colourful.  I came across a lovely website called Joli Originals which is based in Amsterdam.  They hand make…

Epiphany Baking

Today is what is traditionally regarded as Epiphany, its the 12th day of Christmas, the day the three wise men visited Jesus, the day to take down your Christmas decorations and the day to sadly end the festive season.  And in honour of such a sad day I baked a cake, or rather a Galette…

New Year Desserts

My role in yesterday’s New Years Day lunch was dessert, I have my usuals that I do (I make a mean pain au chocolat ‘bread and butter’ pudding!) but I wanted to try something different. There were 9 of us for dinner, so I decided to make 2, Clementine and Prosecco Jelly and an Apple,…

Put your First Foot forward

Happy New Year!! I had a lovely evening here in Edinburgh bringing in the new year with some good friends, over tons of lovely food and the odd glass of vino.  We managed to leave the warmth of our flat and walk across to Inverleith Park to see the fireworks at Edinburgh Castle, which were…

Out with the old, in with the new

Normally I don’t bother with resolutions, partially because I am too lazy to keep them, or too disorganised really.  But this year I have decided I should set a few, if nothing else to make me do something, and posting them here means they are out in public, so… I really have to do them…

Festive Goodies

I haven’t baked in a while, I have been having withdrawal symptoms to be honest.  But is there any better excuse to bake than Christmas? My parents spent the festive period with us and they do like a sweet treat to have with their endless cups of tea. I decided to try Gingerbread, I’ve never…