Food with a View

Garleton Lodge nestled in a countryside setting between Haddington and Gullane has been awarded a four-star gold accolade from VisitScotland. I went along to discover just what this delightful small hotel offers. Having worked in the property and catering industries in the Middle East, Angela and David Cockerton, decided to return to the UK and…

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Re-gin-eration

Once considered mother’s ruin, gin is now the modern tipple of choice. Gin parties, gin menus, ginvent calendars and even a gin hotel – the UK’s renewed passion for all things gin is fast creating a whole new industry and craft distilleries offering unique blends are on the rise. We caught up with East Lothian…

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Q&A… Tom Kitchin

Michelin-starred chef Tom Kitchin and his award-winning team have recently opened their fourth Edinburgh restaurant, Southside Scran, in the heart of Bruntsfield. But they’re also expanding east with the opening of The Bonnie Badger in Gullane. We caught up with Tom to ask him a few questions… What is your greatest achievement? As a father…

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Eat, Drink and be Merry

Christmas is a time to eat, drink and be merry – and let’s face it, who doesn’t love a present they can devour? So this Christmas give the gift of food and drink. Whether it’s a potent festive spirit or a truffle treat (see what we did there!) we’ve discovered two new East Lothian companies…

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Christmas with the Brand Family

Jane Brand of East Fortune Farm tells us that life on the farm continues to be very busy as they head towards Christmas. LAMBING SEASON Our Hampshire Down flock start lambing mid December so it’s a hectic time for us as we expect 70 new lambs over Christmas this year. Throughout the lambing period we will…

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Can I Have More Please!

This time of year when there’s a chill in the air and I have to put socks on in the morning to keep my tootsies warm, the oats come back out of the cupboard and I start my day with porridge. For years I’ve been playing around with adding extra flavours and goodness. And what…

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