Review – Peppermill Bothy

I’ve seen a few posts on various parent pages on Facebook looking for recommendations of places that are good to go with kids for lunch and Peppermill Bothy out by Blairhall is a perfect spot. Eating out with kids is not the easiest thing. Firstly you have the ticking time bomb of how long will…

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…

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…

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…

Mark Greenaway – Jam Jar Review

I have been itching to try the Jam Jar dessert at Mark Greenaway’s restaurant for what feels like forever. I’ve seen lots of others tweet and blog of its greatness, so when I went to the restaurant for lunch a few weeks ago I knew what I was having for dessert. Here is is in…

Review – Chop Chop in Leith Edinburgh

As new parents we probably don’t go out for dinner as much as we once did. So when the opportunity to go and try out Chop Chop in Leith, and take the wee one with us, came along we jumped at the chance. I’ve only heard good things about Chop Chop and was intrigued to…

Papercup Glasgow

I’m not a frequent visitor to the West Coast but a few weeks ago the wee one and I went to visit some friends in Glasgow. Along with a visit to the swings at Kelvingrove Park (and an ice cream) we stopped into Papercup for a quick coffee. The welcome was warm and the coffee…

Sainsbury’s Bread Mix

Obviously I love to cook and bake otherwise why would I have this blog but sometimes we all struggle for time. Over the course of the next few months I’m going to do a few blogs using the ready made mixes. I can hear the gasps of shock from here but I thought it might…

muddy boots

I know this is normally a purely food blog but there will be a mention of cake so please allow me this review of the rather excellent Muddy Boots in Fife. The group of mums and dads that I know were quite excited to go and try out Muddy Boots in Fife. Now that most…

Review- Piece Box Edinburgh

Today I met up with some friends at Piece Box in Edinburgh for some lunch and a catch up. One of whom is the lovely Edinburgh Food Girl (@edinfoodgirl on Twitter). Piece Box opened in 2011 and takes its name from the Scottish word for sandwich , piece. I always think of a piece as…

Flavour Magic Review

I was delighted when the folks at Flavour Magic got in touch to ask if I’d like to try their products. They make lovely spice blends and a variety salt infusions. With a litlle baby around anything that makes cooking easier but still packs a lot of flavour is a win in my book. I…