I have always liked the idea of being a butcher. My large collection of super-sharp knives would seem less fetishistic, for a start. There always seems to be something strong and dependable about butchers - though I suppose if you haul carcasses around for a living, you're also likely to develop a certain macabre grit. … Continue reading This Week I Mostly: Played Butcher for a Day
This week, I'm kicking off a new feature on the blog - an A-Z of my favourite ingredients and how to use them. Today I'm going to focus on anchovies and broccoli - two fantastic ingredients which make remarkably good bedfellows! If you've never tried these beauts together, you're going to want to make the super-simple … Continue reading A is for: Anchovies – B is for: Broccoli
Sorry for the late post this week, I took a day off work yesterday, and hit the Edinburgh Fringe with Cat and The Boy. It's been a bit of a hectic couple of weeks in one way or another, so I'm going to keep it brief today, with a recipe for mayonnaise. Hellman's might claim … Continue reading Home Made-onnaise
I recently gave up drinking for a while, to see how it affects me. Since The Boy came along, I've struggled to keep fit. I used to play sports three-four days a week, and I'd walk to and from work every day. I even managed to train for, and run, a marathon in 2015. In … Continue reading This week I’m mostly: Giving Up Drinking
Festival Fatigue? Tourist Trouble? If you need a break from the city's madness, there are lots of great caffs, restaurants, and watering holes on Edinburgh's northern fringes.
So-called 'superfood' fads tend to pass me by. I'm not all that into quinoa (kwin-oh-a? Keen-oh-a? Cue-noi-way?), chia seeds I can take or leave, blueberries - well, they're actually pretty good, but I'm fairly sure that they can't cure cancer or mend a broken heart, and what even is a goji berry? As I see … Continue reading This Week I’m Mostly: Jumping on the Kombucha Train
It is no secret that I am a big fan of Quay Commons (QC). Many of my favourite habits - my daily coffee (a flat white, if you’re buying), weekend loaf, occasional lunch, Friday baked treat, and post-work drinks in the sun – are nourished by the lovely folks there. I still dream about the … Continue reading Review: Amazing Food + Exquisite Beer = Mind Blown