Pea Panko & Parsley Stuffed Mushrooms

I’ve been doing a lot of reading about these magical fungi and as mushroom season is upon us, they are a great food to eat. A rich source of vitamin D, zinc and essential B vitamins, mushrooms can help boost the immune system and promote cardiovascular health. This quick and easy recipe uses Panko bread…

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At Cherish the Oven is Always On

One of the biggest business casualties of the coronavirus lockdown has been the temporary, and sadly permanent, closure of many cafés, restaurants and hospitality venues. Louise Pickering owner of Cherish Vintage Tea Room in Gullane, has not allowed coronavirus to stand in the way. Early in lockdown they launched the ‘Freezer Pack’ and orders flooded…

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A Day in the Life of… The Veg Shed

James and Elinor Logan live and farm at Athelstaneford Mains together with son Hamish (24) and Anna (22). The Veg Shed evolved when Elinor closed her shoe shop and looked for a diversification idea for the farm. The result was purchasing a vending machine to sell their home-grown potatoes direct to the consumer. As with…

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Garleton Lodge Cookery School @ Coast

East Lothian’s Garleton Lodge, a small luxury hotel and recipient of various quality and food awards, has recently teamed up with Kitchens by Coast to launch their pop-up Cookery School. Do you find yourself flicking through recipe books then repeatedly cooking the same dishes? Whether you’re a complete beginner known to burn pasta, a novice…

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Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

“My momma always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” proclaimed Tom Hanks’ character in the hit movie, Forrest Gump. But, subscribe to The Chocolate Stag Chocolate Club, and you’ll receive a little box of chocolate heaven through your letterbox each and every month – and you’ll…

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Make Zesty Lemonade

The warmer weather has us dreaming of lemon treats and citrus drinks in the garden. And a British classic, freshly squeezed lemonade, is one of the best tastes of summer. INGREDIENTS 4 lemons (or 6 limes, or 3 lemons and 2 limes) 100–150g caster sugar, to taste 1 litre water, or a mixture of water…

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Oaty Choc Chip Cookies

Cath from Steampunk Coffee Roasters shares one of her favourite recipes for Oaty Choc Chip Cookies. This recipe make 12 cookies, but I like to bake only SIX at a time because they are best eaten just out of the oven. Keep the rest in a Tupperware in the fridge for baking off when you…

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