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
What odd flavour combinations do you, or someone you know, enjoy? The kind of thing that has others scratching their heads (or reaching for a bucket)? A nostalgic trip to a Turkish kebab shop in Dundee this week has got me thinking. I've always been into food. My best mate Chris reminisced in his best … Continue reading This week I’m mostly: Confessing Some Weird Food Habits
I am greeted by the smell of wood polish and mildewed bibles, so familiar to me from many years enduring the indignity of Boys Brigade. I always like to be early, but it has taken all my courage to make it here today, and after a sob in the car park, I have arrived two minutes … Continue reading This Week I’m Mostly: Giving up Love Island and Fixing you Some Super-Simple Economy Noodles
In the wake of the deaths of Scott Hutchison, Kate Spade, and Anthony Bourdain, people are talking much more openly about mental health. I came across a no-doubt-hackneyed epigram on Twitter this week, which whispered 'check on your strong friend.' This struck a chord. I am loud and outgoing, I wear my heart on my … Continue reading Check on your strong friend: Some thoughts on mental health
I used to be pretty inflexible when it came to food. Don't get me wrong, I'm not fussy at all, but I have some rules. I am a firm believer in a hot meal for dinner. Now and again - and only at the height of summer - we'll have bread, cheese, cured meat and … Continue reading This Week I’m Mostly: Upgrading Your Chilli Con Carne