Monthly Archives: September 2012

Eating out: afternoon tea and cocktails

I love friends who take me to awesome eateries, and 29 was a fun fit for that bill. She got a Group On deal for afternoon tea for two at 29, Glasgow, a private members club in the centre of town. … Continue reading

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Eating out: another excellent meal at Pig’Halle

We had some friends staying this week and we wanted to eat out in Perth, as our guests were from the Perth in Australia. It was a nice evening for a short potter along the Tay, and ended up at … Continue reading

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Going for coffee may not seem extraordinary

Going for coffee might not seem extraordinary, but I don’t live somewhere where it’s easy! Not coffee I like, anyway (I’m not too keen on the coffee from Cafe Nero or Costa, both of which I have easy access to). … Continue reading

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Eating out: the Italian Corner, Perth

We managed to get a table at The Italian Corner for dinner the other week. It’s a nice wee restaurant with an authentic continental feel; there’s nothing quite like being greeted in Italian! The food was excellent, but we were … Continue reading

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Meatballs and potato in chorizo, olive and tomato stew

Chop chorizo and fry in a pan until beginning to brown. Add cooked potatoes and cook until the potatoes begin to brown. Soften a chopped onion and a couple of crushed cloves of garlic. Add a can of chopped tomatoes … Continue reading

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Something for the weekend: breakfast

We take breakfast very seriously in this house. Sausages are compulsory. More than one type of egg is not unheard of. And, well, it’s Scotland, so you have to have a tattie scone. The cooking of all of the components … Continue reading

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Some typical Scottish cakes: tarts and gingerbread

I was informed by one of my volunteers at work that cake makes them work faster – a good tip! So I’ve been tempting my colleagues with different cakes during a very intense week as we start our big project … Continue reading

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