Monthly Archives: September 2011

BBQ in September?

Well, it’s certainly warm enough for a BBQ! But it might be dark by the time we eat… On the menu this evening is a host of yummy barbecued treats. All good in their own right, and with that yummy … Continue reading

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Eating out – Izzi

This weekend I had dinner at Izzi, a Japanese and Chinese restaurant in Edinburgh. The restaurant is small but perfectly formed. Pretty intimate, but with all the necessary parts, including a small teppanyaki grill. I had the set meal – … Continue reading

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Eating out – afternoon tea at the Caley

Afternoon tea at the Caledonian Hilton was an absolute treat. I cannot recommend it highly enough. It was a lovely treat and one we will be repeating. The Caley is a beautiful hotel in the centre of Edinburgh. It is … Continue reading

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Anyone for sausage?

There was much eating this weekend, so I thought I start with breakfast. It consisted mostly of sausage. This was more than a little amusing since we were on a hen weekend, and there were penis straws… Breakfast was a … Continue reading

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Spiced vinegar

In preparation for getting 5 kilos of apples next week I’m making spiced vinegar to use on one of the recipes. Last year Husband made spice apple jelly – 13 litres! – and we used much of it as Festive … Continue reading

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Mini roasters

Roast potatoes are an obsession in our house. The best ones are tiny whole roasted potatoes. I used miniature new potatoes, a whole bag. I boiled them for five minutes, drained them and put them in a roasting tray. Lots … Continue reading

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Basil berry soufflĂ© omelette

This is a great dessert, adapted from a recipe in the Slimming World 100 Delicious Desserts cookbook. It was much more substantial than I had thought it would be and tastier too – not a hint of omelette flavour! The … Continue reading

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