The Applecross Victorian Walled Garden

This place is all at once local success story, sanctuary and food hero. The walled garden from ‘the big house’ of Applecross Estate had fallen into such disrepair in the latter part of the 20th century that all that was really left were the walls, fruit trees and perimeter hedge.…

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Smoked Gigha Halibut

As I sit in a well known fast food restaurant in Glasgow Airport mobile blogging, I’m contemplating the difference in the food choices we have each day. Recently I was sent one of the freshest flavoured foods I’ve ever tried. Smoked Gigha Halibut. Gigha Halibut farm their ‘happy halibut’ on…

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Innis & Gunn Ales. Cooking and food matching.

When Katherine from Innis & Gunn asked if I was interested in a sample of beers for tasting and cooking I was delighted. It was great to be asked to come up with recipes. I’m a big fan of the rich smooth flavoursome beers I’ve had from I&G before and…

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George Mewes Cheese, Byres Road

Cheese is a particular weakness of mine and a visit to George Mewes (www.georgemewescheese.co.uk) on Byres Road in Glasgow for a festive cheeseboard was always going to take a while. So much so I bought enough for two festive cheeseboards but better to have too much than not enough! The…

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