Minestrone: A Hearty Winter Soup

Creating a lovely pot of warming soup when the weather is becoming colder can restore your well-being.

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A Biggar Mentality

The gin renaissance shows little sign of slowing. Sales of UK gin are predicted to reach £1.5 billion by 2020.

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‘What Is Taste? Making the Connection’

Being a real food lover, I recently received the ideal present from a family member, Gordon Shepherd’s excellent book Neurogastronomy.

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Time For Tea

Edinburgh Tea, to be precise.

A small pleasure – a lovely cup of tea which enhances our senses and rejuvenates our thoughts.

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A Summer Feast

On an early morning jaunt to Stockbridge I decided to browse the bookshelves in the Golden Hare book shop at St Stephen Street. The colourful spine of the cookery book ‘Feasts’, by Sabrina Ghayour, stimulated my taste buds.

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Vegan Afternoon Tea (Or Not)

I love the concept of afternoon tea. Long summer afternoons filled with cucumber sandwiches and the distant thwack of a cricket ball; short autumn afternoons curled up beside a roaring fire.

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