24
Mar
2012
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Forbidden fruit

I had intended for this post to go up last Saturday. How wrong I was. As I was happily tempering chocolate in Coco of Bruntsfield’s chocolate making kitchen, I was blissfully unaware of how the afternoon was going to pan out. Under the guise of ‘taking photos for the blog’, armed with my handmade chocolates, I was led to a dark corner to the Botanic Gardens, where my boyfriend proposed. Never in my life have I been rendered speechless – an unexpected proposal will do that to you. Obviously all attempt to take pictures was abandoned and I was promptly whisked off...
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11
Mar
2012
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Chambord cheesecakes

On the whole it has been a quiet weekend, with lots of tea being drunk and few a long walks in the morning sun. There was also the Saturday afternoon cocktail, a French Martini, vigorously shaken in my own humble kitchen, and sipped on the couch whilst listening to Benjamin Francis Leftwich – a beautiful debut album. Food occupying my thoughts is nothing foreign. I regularly find myself staring into space, experimenting with ingredients in my head. As I drank my cocktail, I thought about how delicious a dessert would be that was based around this drink, which is how this...
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4
Mar
2012
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It’s called a pop-up

‘Pop-up’ seems to be the word on the street in Edinburgh at the moment. With so many glittering reviews of food cooked in more humble settings than your average restaurant, the pop-up has stood out as a recession busting way to enjoy good food without paying restaurant prices. But does this mean you compromise on restaurant quality? In today’s case, most definitely not as the girls dubbed ‘Tealicious‘ laid on a spread that would truly be the envy of many an Edinburgh establishment, especially those that call cucumber sandwiches and a scone afternoon tea. The cosy setting, comfy couches and vintage...
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26
Feb
2012
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Ode to Nutella

You don’t need to worry, I’m not about to stand up and sing. But what I do need to do is proclaim my love for Nutella. Built up over years of Nutella slathered on toast for breakfast, this delicious chocolate spread has been part of my life since I was old enough to take a bite out of a slice of toast. And now I’ve given it up for Lent. 40 days without Nutella will be quite an ask. To put it plainly, I don’t crave chocolate. In fact, a bar of chocolate is something that I rarely eat. But...
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