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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14
Feb
2012
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It’s called soup

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I am sincerely thankful that Edinburgh has not been plagued by the arctic-esque scenes recently witnessed south of the border. Despite this, we have experienced a particularly chilly few weeks, where gloves, hats and scarves have become must haves in order to brave the great outdoors. Being somewhat forgetful at the best of times, I recently failed to pack my woolly companions for my 40 minute walk home from work. Oh how I missed them. Teeth chattering, I knew that in order to defrost thoroughly, something more potent than tea would be required. A thick, hearty soup of lentils and...
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