Chocolate Chip Mint Aero Cake

I was delighted to be asked to make this bad boy for a wee boys birthday. It’s pretty indulgent but yummy. 2 1/4 oz of Cocoa Powder 6tbsp boiling water 4.5 eggs 9oz butter 9oz golden caster sugar 6 3/4 oz of self raising flour 1 1/2 tsp bak7ng powder 1 1/2 tbsp chocolate chips…

Aye Love Real Food , Scotch Eggs

Ages and ages ago I tried one of Aye Love Real Food’s Black Pudding Scotch Egg’s and I meant to write a review and I forgot. How long does baby brain last for? Anyway they have a stall at the Locomotive Market in Edinburgh Waverley Station on a Friday where they sell their very yummy Scotch Eggs….

Edinburgh Foodies Festival – Win Win Win

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I love the Foodies Festival, I really can’t express how much I love it. A day out wandering around food stalls, tasting, eating and spending time with good friends, what’s not to love. I’ve gone to the Foodies Festival the past two years at Inverleith Park but the festival started…

Foodies Blogger

So excited to be a blogger for this year’s Edinburgh Foodies Festival

Afternoon Tea at Melville Castle

  I’ve written about afternoon tea a few times on this blog. It’s safe to say that I’m a fan. I think I like whole spectacle of the occasion. There’s something about a cake stand with cakes, pastries, scones and sandwiches which I just find fantastic.   So when the folks at Melville Castle asked…

New recipe fail

Return of the blog. It’s the New Year and my resolutions are to blog more but also to lose weight. I know it’s probably not that interesting to have a cooking blog with someone who’s on a diet but I promise there will still be cakes even if I’m not eating them, or maybe some…

Louie Brown’s Dalgety Bay

The advantage of being a new mum and being on maternity leave , aside from your beautiful baby, is that when a new deli opens you have time to go down and check it out. So when one of the mum’s i know suggested heading to try Louie Browns in Dalgety Bay I jumped at…

Almonds and Cloves

It’s not often that we get a new restaurant in Dunfermline so when signs announced that Almonds and Cloves was opening soon I couldn’t wait. However our beautiful wee arrival meant it took us a wee while to get there. Now Almonds and Cloves is a European and Indian restaurant so I wasn’t quite sure…

Afternoon Tea at the Hopetoun Town and County Fayre

I was very lucky to win a pair of tickets to the Hopetoun House Town and County Fayre. The tickets included  afternoon tea and lots of activities so my friend Suzanne and I headed there ready for cakes! Here was our grand setting for the day. After having a look around at the various stalls…

The Hideaway

For our first meal out without our wee baby we decided to head to the Hideaway. It’s not a far drive meaning we could get home if she decided to create havoc. I worked at The Hideaway restaurant when I was in 6th year at school but it has been taken over since then. I…

Soda bread

One of the best things I’ve discovered in Ireland is soda bread. It’s so rarely sold over here that I have to make my own. I use Rachel Allen’s recipe its an easy bread to make because there’s no yeast and no need to kneed!

Freezer Fill by Inside Out Chef

One of the things I worried about when I was expecting Jessica was how I would find the time to   eat and cook while looking after a wee baby. I know many friends and family who lived off take away food for the first weeks. I wasn’t too keen to do that partly because…