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A Sunday Lunch Convert

Sundays in Scotland aren’t always beautifully sunny and even when they are, I rarely have access to a car. The last time these planets aligned, we celebrated with lunch out.

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Mărțișor – Cheers to Tradition

Mărțișor, celebrated at the beginning of March, is the ancient Romanian celebration of the beginning of spring, a tradition over 8000 years old. It’s also a (slightly newer) white wine.

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Going Seasonal at Café Rouge

It’s 5pm on a February Monday, and you have a rare opportunity to eat out. However, you’re catering for three people at very different places on the ‘likes to try different foods’ spectrum. Where to dine?

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Chocolate Goes Grown-Up

Set up in 2011, the Grown Up Chocolate Company makes ‘the kind of chocolate reminiscent of what we ate as children re-imagined for grown ups’.

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The Year of Seaweed And Honeyberries

From porridge with berries and heather honey, to salmon or trout with seasonal vegetables, to venison or beef with red, white or blue potatoes… All washed down with some marvellous home-grown tea, craft beer, gin or whisky.

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A Burns Night Cocktail

As Burns Night is celebrated across Scotland – and well beyond – there will be many a haggis toasted with a tot of the finest whisky.

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