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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Business as Usual

Self-isolating? But still want a new bathroom? Forever Spaces has the answer. Currently we are still offering home site surveys, however, with the government guidelines, we have created an alternative approach. OUR DESIGN APPROACH! We supply measuring templates to customers via email, asking them to complete the survey form of their chosen room with sizes,…

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Bubbles for Days

Local, handmade, minimal and sustainable these are the soap stars helping clean up our act. Hayley from NØRDEN catches up with Callum Walker of Lochwood and Helen Atherton of Dook. Hayley Flanagan: Why soap?  Callum Walker: I chose soap as the soap bar has been making an encouraging comeback and I feel it’s time we…

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Easter Fun

Spring is in the air and synonymous with spring is Easter and its age-old traditions. But Easter is going to be feel very different this year. Because of Covid-19 some of your usual Easter traditions may have to change. But you can still create a magical Easter for you and your family.   

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Stories in Stone – Saltcoats Castle

  Heritage consultant David Hicks brings us the stories behind some of East Lothian’s historic properties. Saltcoats Castle is a picturesque and unusual ruin just outside the village of Gullane. It was a place linked with the wealthy Livingston family for many hundreds of years, but was also home to more common people. This was…

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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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Spring’s Nature Inspired Colour Palette

The Pantone Colour Institute summed up the Spring/Summer 2020 colour trends as “friendly and relatable” According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the institute, the 2020 colour palette “infuses heritage and tradition with a colourful youthful update that creates strong multi-coloured combinations as well as energising and optimistic pairings”. Both bold and subtle colours make…

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