New Bird at the Lake

Over the course of lockdown, there’s been a significant bright spot – outdoor dining. Eating outside has been a hit and many restaurants and cafés have used the opportunity to create welcoming outdoor dining spaces. Already blessed with a, frankly beautiful, alfresco dining space, the team at Foxlake’s café saw the opportunity relaunch their eatery…

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A Chocolate Tipple

Chocolate has been a treasured treat since the Mayans discovered it in Mexico thousands of years ago. And today’s artisan chocolatiers are constantly evolving with exciting new flavours being created every week, for every season, around the world. And Angela Cockerton, the creative force behind East Lothian’s The Chocolate Stag, is no exception with the…

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Summer Fish Cakes

It’s summer and eating outside is very special for me. As well as the BBQ, I often make these ever-so-simple healthy oven-baked fish cakes. Serve with a watercress salad and a simple olive oil and lemon dressing, homemade saffron mayo (Hellmann’s is just as good) and a chunk of delicious bread. And if it’s warm…

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It’s Getting Hot Out There…

But this is no reason to forgo your daily coffee hit, why not try drinking your coffee cold instead? There is a lot more to iced coffees than a Frappa-whatever filled with sugar and flavourings. Steampunk introduce two of their favourites; Flash Brew and Cold Brew. There are a few reasons why even coffee purists…

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It’s Show Time

Songstresses Lulu and Eddi Reader, and comedian Ed Byrne are the latest additions to the line-up for multi-arts festival Fringe by the Sea, which is back in North Berwick from 6th to 15th August, with a jam-packed programme. Over 150 music, comedy, literature, family, well-being and exploration events will be staged around North Berwick, in…

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Root to Market

A food and goods delivery service set up by leading Edinburgh restaurateurs to support high-quality, sustainable produce from local suppliers amid the COVID-19 crisis, has now been expanded beyond the Capital to customers in East Lothian. Chef patron Scott Smith, who recently appeared on BBC’s Great British Menu, and wife Laura Smith are the duo…

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Vegan Comfort Classics

We all have our favourite comfort food. Whether it’s eating your mother’s homemade pasta or a cheese toastie, comfort food makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I’ve used the time during lockdown to come up with vegan alternatives to some favourite comfort classics. And this issue I’ve re-worked recipes for tuna mayo and…

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Shop Local at The Storeroom

From wonky veg to fakeaways, lockdown has transformed the way we shop, cook and eat. And with supermarket delivery slots rarer than hen’s teeth, there’s a strange sense of nostalgia as many of us now mirror shopping patterns more like those of our grandparents – ordering from local butchers, greengrocers and delicatessens. What’s more, there…

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