Canteen Street Food Festival Returns

The burgeoning popularity of food trucks, destination food halls and foodie-oriented outdoor festivals means the demand for street food is booming. And, here in East Lothian, Rogue Village’s foodies’ favourite Canteen Street Food Festival returns to Archerfield Walled Garden for their 2020 spring/summer season. Not long ago street food in Britain meant a tasteless hot…

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Filo, Carrot & Spinach Pie

This recipe is a nod to my up and coming Cretan food gathering. This Filo, Carrot and Spinach Pie is a great sharing dish served with a Greek salad. And it’s full of flavour and very nutritious. What more could you wish for? If you would like to come along to next year’s Cretan Foodie…

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Simple & Quick Soda Bread

Covid-19 might make us rethink how and what we shop for, particularly when it comes to the basics. Bread-making always sounds like hard work with all the kneading and proving required. But what if I told you this loaf takes literally two minutes and there’s no kneading either? As with all my recipes you can…

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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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