5
Mar
2015
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A taste of Scotland

I’ve recently developed a real taste for whisky. Writing for Hot Rum Cow has definitely had a part to play in it, as have the wonderful people at the Scotch Whisky Experience, whose restaurant, Amber, recently served me with a truly excellent meal. We were invited along to sample the Taste of Scotland menu, a collection of starters, main courses and a dessert, all of which represented the best of Scotland’s larder, and of course, the talents of Amber’s skilled chefs. To start, we devoured game terrine, chicken liver pate and a salmon roulade. All three starters were delicious; the...
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3
Mar
2015
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If the sun was shining …

It’s 03 March and it’s snowing today in Edinburgh. Fricking snow … in March. All the optimism I was feeling when I wrote my last post has frozen solid with today’s plummeting temperatures, and in my longing for blue skies and warmer temperatures, I got to thinking about what I would be doing today if the sun was shining. First of all, I wouldn’t be wearing my winter clothes. I would be adorned in florals, basking in the sunshine, preferably with a cocktail in my hand. I would go to the beach. It’s been so long since I’ve felt the sand...
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27
Feb
2015
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Things that made me smile this February

February seems to have been a bit of a blur and I can hardly believe that it’s pretty much March already. So with that, here’s a few of the things that have made me happy this month. 1. Discovering Meridian crunchy peanut butter and proceeding to spread it on absolutely everything, including the wholewheat bagel above, which I lathered in it. As peanut butters go, this is definitely the best one I’ve ever tried. 2. Having the girls round to my house for pizza and wine after work last Friday. It was so much fun and before we knew it,...
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23
Feb
2015
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Broccoli and courgette soup

In a bid to save time during the week, I’ve started cooking masses of whatever we have to eat at the weekend. Chilli con carne, curry and stew all freeze really well and means that we can still have healthy home made dinners during the week, no matter how tempting it might be to phone in a Chinese. I also always make a huge pot of soup on a Sunday. I eat soup for lunch most days and I only ever really by shop bought ones as a last resort. This recipe combines two of my favourite vegetables: broccoli and...
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18
Feb
2015
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Lent

Life has been a little manic recently, hence my lack of posting (all will be revealed soon), but when life does takeover and my posting schedule suffers, I realise just how much I love blogging and how big a part of my life it has become. Reading all of your lovely comments and following your stories is so enjoyable and I really cherish this community I have become part of. So on to today’s post. After eating my body weight in Ferrero Rocher pancakes last night, my mind soon turned to the prospect of what I would give up for Lent...
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13
Feb
2015
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My 5 favourite French films

  I’m just a little bit obsessed with French cinema. Scratch that, I’m a little bit obsessed with all things French. Food, wine, music, fashion … j’adore la France. With my feet firmly ground in Edinburgh, I need to get my French fix wherever I can find it, and films is one of the easiest ways for me to indulge. I turn watching a French film into an event in my house with either wine and cheese or macarons and café au laits. I think you’re getting the picture, so I’ll get to the point and share my five favourite...
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