18
Jan
2015
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Courgetti with a pine nut, basil, spinach and yoghurt pesto

The comments on my last post about courgettes/zucchini made me giggle. I find it a bit odd that two English speaking countries have such different names for the same vegetable. My Italian heritage leads me in the direction of preferring zucchini, but for the purposes of this blog post, I think courgetti has a better ring to it than zuccheti. If you haven’t heard of courgetti, it’s courgette spaghetti or noodles, and I can’t get enough of them. I hadn’t got round to buying a spiralizer, so when Rachel’s Organic asked if they could send me one, I was beyond...
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15
Jan
2015
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Lunch at The Ox

Meeting my girlfriends for lunch is one of my favourite things to do. It never ends up being just lunch, and more often than not, it’s 7pm before we know it. True to form, that was exactly what happened when we caught up last Saturday for lunch at The Ox. Until recently, The Bellevue had occupied this prime location at the bottom of Broughton Street, and when we heard it was under new ownership, we were excited to try it. The menu was really good, making our choice pretty difficult. There was a good mix of small dishes and larger...
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13
Jan
2015
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5 ways to make your food healthier

It’s fair to say that I indulged a little bit in December. Scratch that, I indulged a lot. So when AO Life asked me to write a post on 5 ways to make your food healthier, I couldn’t say no. After all, I was in urgent need of a refined sugar/processed food detox. If you’re also in need of a bit of a diet shake up or are looking for some ideas on how to make your food that little bit healthier, pop on over to AO Life to see my tips. What would your advice be on making food...
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11
Jan
2015
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Taste of travel

I don’t know about you, but all I seem to be able to think about in January is holidays. It’s probably something to do with the fact that the weather in Scotland at the moment is grey, windy and rainy. I swear if Edinburgh wasn’t as beautiful as it is, not as many people would live here. As well as the blue skies, the warm feeling of the sun on my skin and the sand in between my toes, one of my favourite things about going on holiday is the food. I love trying new cuisines and when we’re on...
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8
Jan
2015
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2015 to-do list

You might notice that a few things have changed around here. Wine and Olives has had a mini-makeover; I’ve wanted to shake things up for a while, but I still wanted to keep the blog as clean as possible. It hasn’t changed a huge amount – I think it now looks more professional and I’ve (hopefully) made it easier to keep in touch across various different channels. I do value all of your opinions, so please do let me know your thoughts on what I hope is the new and improved blog. I don’t know anyone that doesn’t start the...
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4
Jan
2015
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New Year, Port Patrick style

Happy New Year to you all! It’s been a busy few days over here spending four days away from home and getting ready to go back to work after two weeks off. On 30 December we packed up the car for a 3.5 hour road trip to Port Patrick. The plan was to spend four days with 10 of our friends in two apartments joined on to the Port Patrick Hotel, all in the name of saying goodbye to the old year and hello to the new one. Port Patrick is a picturesque little seaside village. Rows of houses painted...
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