A Sweet Tradition

A heart-shaped box of chocolates is a sign of love, a symbol – often a tool – of romance, and an intrinsic part of Valentine’s Day. But why? From at least the time of the Aztecs, chocolate has been seen as an aphrodisiac. So it’s reasonable to assume that it has been connected to love’s dedicated…

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Chocolate Chestnut Pot

Love is in the air and let’s face it we are a bunch of romantics at heart. But it’s just not my thing to sit in a restaurant with other couples swooning over one another. So, I cook at home and swoon in private! It has to be chocolate for me as I’m a complete…

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Head to the Hill

Whitekirk Hill is a new must-visit destination and lifestyle hub for family day-trippers, gym-goers, outdoors enthusiasts, dog owners, foodies and spa devotees. Over the last two years work has been taking place to transform the former Whitekirk Golf and Country Club, which closed in 2016. Perched on a hill on the outskirts of Whitekirk village…

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Win A Chocolate Making Experience

To win a Chocolate Making Experience with The Chocolate Stag, simply answer the question below. All entries will be entered into a prize draw and the winner will be chosen at random. QUESTION Why must you temper chocolate? email your name, address and answer to: hello@thechocolatestag.co.uk entries must be received by: midnight, 31 December 2019…

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Vegetarian Christmas Cracker

Christmas has become a much more mindful affair these days. For me, It’s not about buying heaps of presents anymore, it’s about helping the less fortunate and making this special time of year as magical for as many people as possible. The same goes for Christmas lunch. These days more and more people are choosing…

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‘Tis the Season…

…to eat like all your waistbands are elasticated – cue East Lothian’s Lewis & Clarke’s Christmas hampers and festive afternoon teas to help you do just that. The concept of hampers originally started in France and the baskets full of treats were introduced to Britain in the 11th century. But it was not until the…

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Simple No Churn Coffee Ice Cream

I know summer is just a hazy memory, but we can still dream of the beach and sandy cones crammed with all sorts of flavours, which brings me to coffee ice cream. My absolute favourite flavour. This is a ridiculously easy coffee ice cream recipe that does not require an ice cream maker. Whipping cream…

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