Pumpkin Pulled Pork

Jane shares a Brand Family scrumptious autumnal recipe. Local culinary pumpkins from Kilduff Farm and their delicious home-reared pork make a brilliant combination. This seasonal recipe is delicious and well worth the wait and if possible make the pumpkin barbecue sauce the day before. PUMPKIN BARBECUE SAUCE INGREDIENTS 500g pumpkin puree (made by roasting 500g Kilduff…

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Pumpkin & Cauliflower with Raclette

If I have to choose my favourite season it has to be autumn, followed very closely by spring. The colours of the season, the feeling of hibernating and more than anything, the aromas in the kitchen. Rich and spicy with a nod to the festive madness that follows. I fell totally in love with all…

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Ginspiration

From decades of decline gin has bounced back and is now one of the nation’s favourite tipples. And NB Distillery is the perfect place to learn, sample and relax with this botanical beauty. In a pretty rural setting a stone’s throw away from North Berwick stands NB Distillery. This purpose-built distillery has serious eco-credentials –…

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Win a Bottle of School Night

To win a bottle of limited edition School Night, simply answer the question below. All entries will be entered into a prize draw and the winner will be chosen at random. QUESTION What is the packaging used for School Night? email your name, address and answer to: visit@nbdistillery.com entries must be received by:midnight, 31 October…

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The Dark Horse Burger

I have a thing for vegan burgers, and I’m always trying new ways of making the perfectly balanced burger. This black bean, portobello mushroom and puy lentils recipe is definitely one of the best to date. I served these dark beauties with a smoky relish and a kale salad, no bun, but equally you can…

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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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