A new direction

When I started writing this blog my life was a little different. Going out for meals was a leisurely thing, baking was something enjoyable that I did to pass the time. Now I have a 2 (almost 3) year old, meals out are fun but stressful, there’s only so long a 2 year old will…

Mint Aero Slices

I love a good traybake. Partly because they are easy to make but also because you can take a sneaky slice before serving them to people. I’ve been playing about with a few traybake recipes recently. This is my aero slice recipe. My boyfriend said it was too dangerous to have in the house because…

Cafe Centro Edinburgh – Review

Cafe Centro is by far and away one of my favourite places to get a quick take away lunch when I’m at work. Based on George Street Edinburgh, they do a lovely selection of pastas and pizzas for £3.95. Fantastic value I think you’ll agree. My favourite is the spaghetti  arrabiata (pictured below). It’s pretty spicy…

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It’s beginning to feel alot like Christmas

Well not quite but the idea of a Christmas  foodies festival  might  get you in the mood for Christmas.  Being held at the EICC on the 13th to the 15th of November it looks to be a great  event. I’m personally looking forward to taking Jessie to the Elves Christmas Kitchen and also wandering  around…

Teaparties and Traybakes

I was extremely lucky to be invited along to a Contact the Elderly Tea Party the other week. These are monthly tea parties held for isolated older people all run by volunteers.  They are held across Scotland but I went along to the Dunfermline Branch. It was lovely. Held in one of the volunteer’s houses,…

Foodies Festival 2015

This year my foodies experience wasn’t as great as previous years. I’m not really sure what was up with Jess but she wanted carried a lot of the time. It started to get really busy and it just wasn’t the right place for her. I also felt that the balance between food and booze had…

Fabulous Foodies Festival

It’s almost that time of year again when the Foodies Festival comes to Edinburgh. I love the Foodies Festival mostly because it’s one of the few festivally things that I get to do these days now that I don’t live in the City anymore. It was a bit rainy last year so I’m hoping for…

Dunfermline and West Fife GE2015 – Where do the candidates eat?

My lovely Edinburgh friend writes a fab blog Crumbs and Petals in which she has been outlining where the Edinburgh candidates like to eat and drink. Now in Dunfermline we might not have the same quantity of eateries but I think we can go toe toe with the big City on quality. So I decided to ask our…

Roll up Roll up Foodies Festival 2015

I can’t wait for the Foodies Festival this year. Now that I have my little munchkin its pretty much the only fesitvaling that I do. Although maybe this year we can try some of the kids stuff… anyway this years Foodies Festival looks to be bigger than ever and it’s the 10th anniversary how exciting….

Apricot Dunfermline – Review Review

Wow is simply the first thing I would say about Apricot. This is an Indian restaurant with a difference. Fine dining meets Indian food and a welcome addition to Dunfermline. Situated on Carnegie Drive this restaurant is in what used to be Nobles Chinese. Its been through a few transitions and you could be forgiven for thinking…

A Steak and Shake

I know I’ve blogged about Steak and Shake before but… since having little Jessycat I don’t go out for meals as much, let alone in the big smoke that is Edinburgh. So I was delighted when I won a free Steak and Shake via twitter (seriously check our Steak Edinburgh on twitter they run their…