#40by40 food and drink experiences

A few things over the past weekend got me thinking about experiences and making them happen rather than waiting for them to come to you. The first one bizarrely enough was tripe. Overton Farm Shop have had it on their stall at the last couple of Lanarkshire Farmers Markets and…

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The Wee Fudge Company

One of the highlights of moving to the south side of Glasgow was being asked to sample new flavours of fudge as an unofficial taste tester for the fledgling Wee Fudge Company. Set up by Joyce Brady in Autumn 2011 The Wee Fudge Company lives up to its name very…

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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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Sea trout with lemon, soy and olive oil

I can’t claim this recipe to be my own, for two reasons. It’s not really a recipe and the flavour combination was recommended to me by Derek @Gamba_Glasgow. Basically I saw sea trout in The Fish Plaice on Saltmarket in Glasgow and had always wanted to try it. A beautiful…

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What to Eat by Joanna Blythman

Like most people who are passionate about food and cooking I have a myriad of cookbooks adorning shelves in my kitchen. I tend to read them as I would a novel and then take inspiration from favourite dishes. However the last two books that I have bought have been more…

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Braised rose veal with anchovies, red wine and rosemary

So finally the establishment has awoken to rose veal it seems. This can only be a positive, less calves being slaughtered at birth, maybe more locally sourced, ethically farmed meat making it’s way onto more family tables. I get mine from Overton farm in Lanarkshire through the various farmers markets…

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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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